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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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Cape Town Tourism Award: Leading Edge for Visitors Experience 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We are honoured to receive the Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience for a second consecutive year, during the Cape Town Tourism Annual General Meeting held at the CTICC on 23 October 2019. Marine Dynamics and affiliated companies were also awarded as runners up for the Social Impact Award.

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Wildlife and Safari Show UK

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The biggest names in wildlife, safari and conservation travel meet at the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show in Harrogate, UK (12-14 Oct 2019). Marine Dynamics’s marine biologist, Alison Towner, was an invited guest of SA Tourism

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WHITE SHARKS IN GANSBAAI, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

Friday, August 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

“We have been enjoying incredible white shark sightings in Gansbaai over the past few months. Marine Dynamics has a daily blog that highlights sightings. The confusion created by a misleading headline can have negative ramifications on tourism and ultimately for white sharks as we have become the conservation voice for white sharks”, Wilfred Chivell, CEO Marine Dynamics Shark Tours.

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Gansbaai Penguin Campaign

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It’s not all black and white for penguins - in fact, some rather colourful penguins have made their home in Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. 

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Shark Week 2019 | Expedition Unknown: Megalodon - Alison Towner

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Discovery Channel's Shark Week returns for the 31st time!  More than 20 hours of shark programming are being aired from July 28 through August 4 2019. Marine Dynamics senior white shark biologist, Alison Towner, will feature in  "Expedition Unknown: Megalodon" as well as in "Air Jaws Strikes Back".

 

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White Shark Research Priorities

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

White shark experts from across the globe came together to map out the priorities for future research on the species. Our shark biologist, Alison Towner, contributed to this critical paper,

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