Meet the Bronze Whaler Shark

2020-01-06T05:30:06+02:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: News, Shark Facts|

Gansbaai, South Africa has one of the most unique and diverse marine ecosystems on the planet. Although, the area is famous for the mighty great white shark, there are also other incredible shark species here. As well great white shark sightings, another species that can be observed from our cage diving vessel, Shark Team is the bronze whaler shark (Carcharhinus [...]

Shark Anatomy – Part 2

2019-10-14T08:56:20+02:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: News, Shark Facts|

Those of you who read our last blog will know how amazing sharks are! The way the skin works, the gills, the teeth and a lot more! But what about the internal anatomy of a shark? How does that work? Are white sharks really “cold-blooded” killing machines or are they “warm-blooded” gentles? Let’s go from snout to the tail... [...]

Shark Anatomy – Part 1

2019-10-07T16:48:35+02:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: News, Shark Facts|

We all know that sharks are pretty amazing, but why? What are their secrets? Well, let’s find them out today! Cartilage Sharks are fish that have no bones, only cartilage. Cartilage is flexible and durable, yet it is about half the normal density of bone. It allows them to go up and down quickly in the ocean without a lot [...]

Sharks of Gansbaai

2018-10-21T08:54:24+02:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Shark Facts|

Every year tourists flock to Gansbaai (The Great White Capital of the World) to cage dive with the infamous great white shark. However, this area is rich in biodiversity and great white sharks may not be the only shark species you see around here if you look hard enough. White Shark Projects believe that education is key to aiding conservation, [...]

About Great White Sharks

2018-10-12T09:50:16+02:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Shark Facts|

Great white ID Quite simply, great whites are grey on top with a white underbelly – for perfect camouflage from above and below. The white belly blends in with the sky and the dark back blends in with the rocks below. Great white addresses Great whites swim the oceans of the world. Concentrations, or 'hot spots', are found in the temperate [...]

Shark Cosmetics

2018-09-28T07:26:38+02:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Shark Facts|

Cosmetics and skincare go hand in hand and it’s something that the fairer sex can rarely live without. It’s packaged in beautiful colours with promising words, but there's an ugly truth hidden in many cosmetic and beauty products - an ugly reality that most of us are oblivious of: A shark may have died for your lipstick. Many commercially produced [...]

Shark Vision Facts

2018-09-28T07:25:47+02:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Shark Facts| Effective up to 25 meters 10 times greater than humans in clear water Eyes very similar to humans – cornea , lens, retina, iris, pupil Contains rods and cones so can detect colour and see in low light – new research (2011) shows not all sharks have the same cones cells, bull sharks cannot see in colour. Tapetum lucidum [...]

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