The Broadnose Sevengill cow shark… its all in the name.
This is an astounding shark to dive with its primitive looking and calm slow movements. This shark can be seen in Cape Town in the shallows and in the stunning protected reefs in the Kelp forests along the Cape Peninsula marine reserve.
The Seven Gill Cow Shark as named has 7 Gill slits rather than the standard 5 Gill slits most shark species have. They have a large round body with broad wide nose and comb-shaped teeth. Growing up to 3,3 metres in length, much more friendly than its fellow shark.
The Sevengill cow shark in its self is a very rare prehistoric looking shark that not many can say to have seen or swam with, this is an excellent opportunity to have a look a shark that has stood the test of time and gracefully roams the oceans. Although not as popular or glamourised by Hollywood as the Great White shark it still is quite a beauty. Sevengills are exceptional creatures that are not known for human interaction, but are behaving uncharacteristically by doing so now, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the Sevengills to steal the lime light from the Great Whites and display that sharks can be friendly too.
These beautiful sharks are ancient with evidence linking them back to the Jurassic age from over 150 million years ago so diving with them is a real treat just for this reason alone. The sharks are active hunters and predate. Known as bottom feeders they feed on sting-rays, smaller species of sharks and seals and are known to hunt in packs when taking out large prey.
The best place to see Sevengill Cow sharks is in False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. The sharks roam in the kelp forests along the cape peninsular coastline close to Millers Point. These sharks are still present in Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa and the best place to see them is South Africa in the Shallows.
Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet unique aquatic creature in its own habitat Sevengill sharks will resort the favour and reputation of the blood thirsty monster painted by social capitalists. Very little is known about these shark as they are bottom feeder and hide.
Sevengill cow shark should be considered the ambassador for the shark as their gentle tranquil nature is indicative of a shark’s true nature. Unknown too many people sharks are not aggressively on the prowl looking for their next meal, killing and destroying anything its path (that would describe a little more the average man in their pursuit for money). Sharks mistakenly attack humans not maliciously, but rather though misidentifying a contact, this is evident because after an attack sharks don’t return to finish you off or consume the remains. Instead they swim away and continue to investigate and learn as we do. It is unfortunate that their touch does lead to injury and or death, but not the Sevengill cow shark it is a true representation of a shark’s nature.
In society we as a human race are attracted to violence and danger this is evident in the world today, and so sharks are portrayed as a mirror of what we choose to reflect. So come and do a shark dive see if your perspective of sharks changes. See if we can trade our violent nature in for a peaceful and realistic portrayal of sharks.