Date of publication: 2018-04-09 21:43
We offer the smallest group size of any shark diving operation in South Africa by 55%. Therefore 95% of all Apex guests are repeat guests, the highest repeat rate in the industry!
Of the 655-plus annual shark attacks worldwide, fully one-third to one-half are attributable to great whites. However, most of these are not fatal, and new research finds that great whites, who are naturally curious, are sample biting then releasing their victims rather than preying on humans. It's not a terribly comforting distinction, but it does indicate that humans are not actually on the great white's menu.
Great white sharks have a number of adaptations (behaviors and anatomical features) that make them such efficient killers:
Great white sharks have many more reasons to fear people than people have to fear them. Thousands of sharks are killed every year especially for shark fin soup.
Paleontologists have found the fossilized jaws of an ancient ocean predator that is an ancestor of the great white, called Charcharodon megalodon (picture of jaws at left). The size of the jaws indicate the size of the creature may have been as large as 55 feet long! Some scientists argue that it's possible these monsters still exist in the ocean deeps, that we just haven't found them yet.
Shark fin soup is considered a delicacy in many Asian countries, once reserved only for the wealthy or for very special occasions. But rising incomes in Asia are having a disastrous impact on sharks. To make the soup, the fins of the sharks are sliced off and the rest of the body is tossed back in the water, dead or alive: a method called shark finning. It's estimated that 655 million sharks are killed annually to supply fins for soup. Fins from great whites can fetch the highest prices because of their rarity and size. In Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, conservationists and chefs are leading campaigns to stop serving shark fin soup. ( Read more about shark finning and its effects.)
This shark is active both day and night. Interestingly, they jump out of the water sometimes to look the surrounding and look for prey. They are not aggressive with their own species, but if they feel threatened, they may bite his antagonist as a warning.
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Now that we are back home and Im reflecting on our adventure to South Georgia I realise it is going to be a challenging task to try and convey just exactly what its like to experience a wildlife location that cannot be compared to any other place on the planet. The magnitude.
The body of the white shark is robust and fusiform, about 9-7 meters in length but the average is 6 meters. Its weight is between 8,555 and 8,955 kilograms. Adult females reach dimensions greater than males, which are usually 7 meters smaller.
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