||What Camille MELLIN had to say about her experience as a White Shark Trust Field Research Assistant...
What could I say about working as a field research assistant at the White Shark Tust ? It was definitely a great experience, and I’m glad to tell you about this
On the one hand, the Great White Shark is a wonderful animal, which was really impressive to discover on field. Thorough, sensitive, tricky... In addition to its developped biology, the White Shark has a very interresant behaviour.
On the other hand, assistantship is a great way to discover field research : the methods, the data recording, the photos, bait handling (even rincing the boat)
All these tasks are interesting and need habits and precision. And Holbaai is such a beautiful place to work in
Moreover, yes, Michael is a nice guy (I promise you, he did not force me to say that)
All the people I met there were so nice as well, the atmosphere was very good . I hope we’ll keep in touch.
For all these reasons I enjoyed my trip in South Africa, working with the White Shark Trust, and I wish I would be able to come back soon. If once you have the opportunity to assist this project, do not hesitate.. And if you still hesitate, go and see the photos (and the smiles on our faces) during september 2002