Shark Anatomy – Part 2

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…Read More

Shark Anatomy – Part 1

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…Read More

Change is Within Your Power

Who better than to bring this years 21 Days for the Ocean 2019 celebrations to a close than White Shark Projects Managing Director, Charmaine Beukes? Charmaine started 21 Days for the Ocean in 2014 with a vision to spread ocean awareness and optimism not only throughout the Overstrand area, bit also internationally. Thank you so…Read More

21 Days for the Ocean 2019

This month, White Shark Projects hosted their annual blue initiative campaign, 21 Days for the Ocean. Since 2014, we have been spreading ocean optimism and awareness not just in our local communities in the Overstrand, but also globally. Our 2019 theme was ‘The Ocean in Us’. Every one of us is connected to the ocean…Read More

8 Ways to Reduce Plastic

You can’t get around it these days, plastic is everywhere. There are many articles telling you about how harmful plastic can be for this planet. But what can you actually do to make a change? Below is information on just 8 easy ways you can reduce plastic usage in your daily lives. Remember, your effort…Read More

The Lateral Line

The lateral line is an important determinant of detecting prey, current speed and direction, providing useful information to fishes that live in streams or where tidal flows dominate. The lateral line has been one of the most mysterious of all vertebrate sensory systems. The sensory organ is a hollow tube with pores in connection to…Read More

The Biggest Offender?

White Shark Projects organise and take part in regular coastal clean-ups to try and reduce the amount of pollution heading out into our seas. All around the world people are bombarded with talk of the impacts plastic straws and shopping bags have on wildlife and their habitats. However, during our beach cleans, it is clear…Read More

White Shark Projects Ocean Defenders!

On the 1st September 2019, White Shark Projects were ecstatic to launch our educational group called Ocean Defenders, as part of our 21 Days for the Ocean Campaign. The aim of the Ocean Defenders programme is to provide young marine enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills to help protect the ocean environment which will in…Read More

Gansbaai Shark Activity

Recently articles have been surfacing in the media on the absence of great white sharks in the Cape Town area. Here at White Shark Projects in Gansbaai we are delighted to say that we are not experiencing the same absence of sharks. In fact, 2019, and especially the last 4 months, have given us some…Read More

Let’s Dive In…

The last time I wrote, I was living and working in Spain and then also travelling around to little areas nearby. But if you know me, you know that’s not all I would have up my sleeve when it comes to adventures to be had. You’d be right, too. After two and a half months…Read More

A Shark’s Sixth Sense

Sharks are amongst the most streamlined and efficient hunters on earth and they have made all their senses in lethal weapons, like sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. Except they have a sixth sense, called the Ampullae of Lorenzini which are first described in 1678 by researcher Stephan Lorenzini. Sharks have a network of special…Read More

Meet More of the Shark Team

It takes a whole team to ensure our clients have the best possible experience! Working in an environment where you know your team members have your back does not only create so much confidence but also brings great job satisfaction. Over the next few weeks I will introduce you to some more of these amazing…Read More

The Pocket Shark

Recently, scientists identified a tiny male shark specimen that had been frozen in cold storage since 2010 and it turned out to be a rare catch! It’s only 14 cm long (5.5 inches) and one telltale feature gave it away. It has small slits (or pocket glands) above its pectoral fins, which produce bioluminous fluids.…Read More

White Shark Projects Recycle Swop Shop – Malawi

White Shark Projects, founded in 1989, is renowned for its dedication to the conservation of our oceans. White Shark Projects as a company also feel that it is important to support our local communities. So 11 years ago one of our owners came up with a community based project that supports the community whilst helping…Read More

Sleeping Beauty

Here in Gansbaai, I am lucky enough to see what I think is the most beautiful animal in the World – the Great White Shark. As a marine biologist, I get asked many wonderful questions about these majestic creatures while on White Shark Projects cage diving vessel, Shark Team. One of the most common questions…Read More

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