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

Is there shark in your lipstick?

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…Read More

White Shark Projects Recycle Swop Shop

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 we come up with a community based project that supports the community whilst helping the environment –…Read More

Birds and the Bees

Great white sharks are one of the World’s most mysterious animals. Even though many studies have been conducted on these beautiful ocean animals, where they mate and give birth still remains a mystery. What scientists believe they do know is how these sharks mate and the type of reproduction that is involved. So I am…Read More

Meet the Shark Team continued

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 couple of weeks I will introduce you to some of these amazing…Read More

Birkenhead Animal Rescue Centre

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” – Anthony Douglas Williams An organisation that is close to all of our hearts here in Gansbaai is the Birkenhead Animal Rescue Centre (BARC). BARC is a…Read More

Ozeankind

Be the change you want to see in the world. We’ve all heard this phrase. It makes us think a better world and of the possibilities that could be achieved if we all lived by this motto. But then in the back of our minds is the voice telling most of us “I’m just one…Read More

Meet 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 couple of weeks I will introduce you to some of these amazing…Read More

Don’t roll your eyes at me

White Shark Projects strive to teach both volunteers and our clients all about sharks. We regularly give our volunteers presentations on shark biology, behaviour, evolution and conservation. Sharks have been swimming around in the ocean for 450 million years. During this time they have developed abilities that have made them the ocean predators we see…Read More

Bitten off more than they could chew!

White Shark Projects has been running for an incredible 30 years and on occasion we have witnessed nature at its best – The incredible battle of a great white predating on a Cape fur seal. However, even though great white sharks are one of the ocean’s most powerful predators, with a bite force three times…Read More

Ocean Butterflies

Today White Shark Projects staff and volunteers took 12 children and 5 teachers from The Butterfly Centre, Stanford on a coastal clean-up in Gansbaai. White Shark Projects visit The Butterly Centre once a month to teach the children about the importance of our oceans and marine wildlife. Having previously been given a presentation by White…Read More

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