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  • Shark cage diving in Gansbaai, South Africa with Marine Dynamics. Experience the exceptional and come face to face with a great white shark! 

  • The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m. In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m.

  • If you see a white shark in the water don’t panic. Chances are high that the shark has already detected you and isn’t interested. White shark attacks are normally associated with poor visibility, so avoid murky conditions.

  • White sharks have a unique system called a “counter current heat exchange”, which keeps their body  tempreture +/- 7C above the surrounding water temperature. 

  • All sharks have an incredibly unique system on the tip of their nose called the “ampillae of Lorenzini”. These are small pores filled with a gel that transmits the electrical currents in the water to the shark’s brain so that it can assess its environment.

  • White sharks give birth to live young (not eggs), and they give birth to 6-8 pups at one time. Pups are usually between 1.0-1.5m in length and are born with teeth.

  • Body language has been a well documented form of shark communication and has identified body arching, jaw gaping, and other postures as specific social tactics.

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A closer look at the Bronze Whaler shark

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

How big do Bronze Whaler sharks get? How many teeth do they have? Here we look at a few facts surrounding the external physical characteristics of this species...

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The Bronze Whaler shark

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Bronze Whaler sharks can affectionately be heard referred to as the golden sharks of Gansbaai, it only seems right that we delve deeper into the Bronze Whaler shark with this introduction - stay tuned over the coming weeks for more information relating to this stunning species of shark...

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INFOGRAPHIC - Orcas Hunt Great Whites In Gansbaai South Africa

Thursday, August 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

INFOGRAPHIC -Orcas Hunt Great Whites In Gansbaai South Africa

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INFOGRAPHIC - Stealthy seals use refugia to sneak by white sharks

Monday, November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Author: Michelle Wcisel (Marine Biologist)

The latest research from the Dyer Island Conservation Trust by Michelle Jewell explains the predator prey games of Cape fur seals and white sharks around Geyser Rock.

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Top 10 things you didn't know about sharks

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Author: Michelle Wcisel (Marine Biologist)

So you know white sharks have a sixth sense and that they can have 30,000 teeth over a lifetime - but do you know these top 10 facts?

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How old do white sharks get?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Author: Michelle Wcisel (Marine Biologist)

How old white sharks can live is yet another easy looking question, but in actuality has a very difficult answer.  Estimates range from 30 - +100 years, so what is the truth behind this shark 'fact'? 

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