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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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Shark Week 2021 ft Dickie Chivell and Alison Towner

Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This Shark Week Season will feature a number of programs starring our team members, Ph.D. candidate Alison Towner and marine conservationist/adventurer/skipper Dickie Chivell.

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2021 Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The Dyer Island Conservation Trust, in partnership with Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale Tours, is proud, and excited, to be hosting the 2021 6th Southern African Shark & Ray Symposium from 17-19 November.

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2021 Amendments to Line Fishing Permits to Protect Shark Stocks

Monday, February 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A major win for South African shark species is the newly implemented slot size limits for all species of sharks targeted by line fishermen.

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Are White sharks disappearing in South Africa?

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The Mystery Surrounding White Shark ‘Disappearance’ in South Africa. Various media reports have created much confusion to the public about white shark absence or disappearance in South Africa. Marine Dynamics has been monitoring white sharks since 2005 and hopes to shed some light on sightings for the past few years.

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Orca predation on Great White Shark in Gansbaai, South Africa

Monday, July 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The Marine Dynamics/Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) responded to a stranded Great White shark notification. The carcass was recovered and our team of marine biologists performed a necropsy the following morning.

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Carte Blanche on South African demersal shark longliners

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This investigative insert on Carte Blanche brings to the attention of the public the South African demersal shark longliners.

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