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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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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 |  0 Comment Tags: Marine Dynamics, Market Day, Media24, Miss Earth SA, Miss South Africa, Rachel, The Great White House,

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

On Friday the 15th of May Marine Dynamics hosted and sponsored a cocktail evening at The Great White House, Gansbaai for the Media24 Rachel's Angels bi-annual Market Day, which took place in Gansbaai on the 16th of May.

The event was hosted by Gansbaai Academia, and 20 schools forming part of the Media24 Rachels Angels empowerment project showed off their entrepreneurial skills and business know-how as part of the day. Teams from the participating Western Cape schools each had a stall, offering handmade arts and crafts, jewellery, body art, clothing, notepads, phone pouches and much more. Jumping castles and face-painters were on hand to entertain and keep the young ones occupied.

Performances by the likes of Beatenberg, Oshri, London Louw & Hemelbesem, just to mention a few, kept the crowd entertained, before, during and after the Mr&Mrs Rachels Angels competition. Other familiar faces included Kim Cloete, Oros Mampofu and Charles Tertiens also known as Karl Ahari.

This years Market Day theme was Save our Ocean, a perfect fit for the greater Gansbaai community given its proximity to and dependency on the ocean for generating work and attracting tourism.

Performances by the likes of Beatenberg, Oshri, London Louw & Hemelbesem, just to mention a few, kept the crowd entertained, before, during and after the Mr&Mrs Rachels Angels competition. Other familiar faces included Kim Cloete, Oros Mampofu and Charles Tertiens also known as Karl Ahari.

Zolani Mbeki from the 
Zolani Mbeki Foundation sponsored the visit for Ilz Saunders, Miss Earth South Africa 2014 and Liesl Laurie,Miss South Africa 2015. The Non-Profit Organization is committed to mentor, empower and develop rural- born children to explore, develop and pursue their dreams and talents, enhance their quality of life and develop their self-esteem.








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