In September 2002, the White Shark Trust welcomed four Field Research Assistants: Laura Jane POOLE from Aberdeen (Scotland), Helen Sarah FINDLEY from Southampton (England), Alasdair HARRIS from Edinburgh (Scotland) and Camille MELLIN from Thiverval Grignon (France).
On Saturday the 7th of September, the weather was wonderful... but little wind means weak current, and our chum slick did not go very fast anywhere... it was a slow shark day... but we had five sharks, and managed to deploy the last PAT satellite tag!

We also observed a White Shark predation on a yound seal (see below)... the whole sequence lasted a few minutes, during which the seal would frantically escape the shark's attempts by jumping out of the water and turning direction while in mid air... We do not know if the shark managed to get the seal in the end.

The sea was flat as a mirror, and the water visibility was surprisingly great... Laura was the Master Baitor, while Helen was the Watcher and scar recorder, Camille was the photographer and Al the shark recorder...

On Sunday the 8th of September, the weather turned bad again... in the afternoon we took a drive to De Kelders to watch the Southern Right Whales in Walker Bay...

These whales visit the Southern Coast of Africa to give birth and breed in these relatively warm and protected waters... (compared to Antartica at least)

Al was looking for a place to hide a focilized Megalodon tooth to take "fake" finding pictures (to make Niklas from Sweden red with jealousy - Niklas had found a White Shark tooth on a beach in June)... while lifting one rock, he found another inhabitant of this region: a Scorpion...