Jamie GALDUN from Herndon (VA, USA)
has been with us since the 1st of July 2002. Fiona WORTHY from Lydney (Gloucestershire, England) has been with us since the 16th of July 2002. Carla ATKINSON from Colne (Lancashire, England) joined us on the 1st of August 2002.

Dr. Ramon BONFIL (Wildlife Conservation Society) and Stephen SWANSON (Marine and Coastal Management) joined us from the 6th to the 16th of August to deploy four out of eight satellite tags at Dyer Island.

On the 11th of August, our aim was to observe the sharks tagged the previous day...

Although we observed three sharks, we did not see any of the tagged sharks again that day... and early in the afternoon, a cold front hit us with gale force winds...

On the morning of the 16th, we set out one last day at Dyer Island before departing for our expedition in Mossel Bay to assist Ramon and the team of Marine and Coastal Management to deploy more satellite tags...

We observed six different sharks, but none was suitable for tagging...

In the afternoon of the 16th of August, we departed for Mossel Bay... Michael and Ramon in the Landcruiser trailing Lamnidae, and Tracey, Jamie, Fiona and Carla in the VW Chico... We arrived in Mossel Bay that same evening after driving for nearly seven long hours...

We would like to thank the following companies for their support while in Mossel Bay:

For renting two wonderful flats to the White Shark Trust at a very reduced rate... Many pictures of Point Village can be seen in the next pages...

For allowing the White Shark Trust to use the great facilities of the MBYBC... launching Lamnidae from their Club made the procedure much safer and certainly more enjoyable!

For allowing the White Shark Trust to park the research boat "Lamnidae" within their secure boat area and for storing our bait and chum in their freezers...

After two days of bad weather, on the 19th of August, we embarked on board the Marine and Coastal Management research vessel "Sardinops" upon special invitation.

We observed 13 different White Sharks that day...

Mike Patterson and Mike Meyer (NO, not Austin Powers, but close) from Marine and Coastal Management discuss the tagging procedure with Ramon Bonfil from the Wildlife Conservation Society...

Two sharks were tagged this day with coded Ultrasonic Transmitters (see below)...

Deon Kotze and Mike Meyer from Marine and Coastal Management retrieve and store a biopsy sample from the tagging pole...