• 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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What is a white shark's sense?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 |  0 Comment Tags: electric sense, sixth sense,


So what sense can sharks detect that allows them to feel a heart beat? No it's not the Enrique Iglesias effect, white sharks are able to detect electrical currents in the water. All animals produce electrical currents, heart beats, tapping your finger, any movement produces a weak electrical current.Sharks have an incredibly unique system on the tip of their nose, or rostrum, called the ampillae of Lorenzini which are small pores filled with a gel that take the electrical currents in the water to the shark's brain for it to assess what the current is coming from. They also have a lateral line system allowing the sharks to feel changes in pressure and movement all along their body. Check out this close up picture of a white shark's rostrum. See the little 'ampilliae'?

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