Chris FIORESCU has been assisting us since October 2002 as a guest. On the 15th of January 2003, the White Shark Trust welcomed three new Field Research Assistants:

Lydia HO from Toronto (Canada) / James Cook University (Australia)

Costa KONNARIS from Cyprus / James Cook University (Australia)

and

Jennie SANDBERG from Galveston, Texas, USA

2003... A new year already! The White Shark Trust Field Research Assistantship has been running over one year now. We took a break from our field work over the past month.

Chris Fiorescu has been going out during that time with Shark Diving Unlimited and continued collecting field information and photographs.

On Friday the 17th of January 2003, we, myself, Lydia, Costa, Jennie and Chris, were invited to join the team of Shark Diving Unlimited as they only had a few clients.

We saw our first White Shark today! January is not the best shark season, so we were lucky!

A visit to Shark Alley" between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock after the shark trip is always nice, and during this time, after the seal's breeding season, we could observe thousands of baby Cape Fur Seals...
On Saturday the 18th of January 2003, we were once more invited to join Shark Diving Unlimited's team on their boat to conduct our field work...

We again were lucky to observe two White Sharks today... one shark stayed with us for 45 minutes!

On Sunday the 20th of January, we went out on Lamnidae... The weather was fine at first, but by noon, the wind was blowing gale force, and the sea got very rough...

We observed two shark glimpses from far... nothing to talk about, and certainly nothing to show for... Hopefully the storm will attract some sharks into the area...

The photographs presented below have been taken by Costa Konnaris in Cape Town and in Gansbaai during January 2003...