The White Shark Trust Field Research Assistantship is proud to introduce you to our assistants:

Lori ORTEGA from Galveston (Texas, USA), Suraida NANEZ-JAMES from Galveston (Texas, USA), Hal STINESPRING from Crystal Lake (Illinois, USA) and Alec CONNAH from Telford (Shropshire, United Kingdom).

Michael UNWIN from Watford (United Kingdom) left for Mossel Bay on the 21st of May to assist with the shark tracking and satellite tagging project lead by Marine and Coastal Management and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Wednesday the 21st of May 2003... another wonderful day! Is this the calm before a big winter storm? We will see...

We welcomed Tom Peschak from the University of Cape Town on board today... Tom is writing a book about the marine life and science in Southern Africa. One chapter will obviously be dedicated to our friends...

We observed 13 different White Sharks today... by far the best day we had since Lori, Suraida, Hal and Alec have joined us a few days ago!

MichaelU left to Cape Town today to board the "Algoa", a MCM research vessel departing for Mossel Bay where the research team will tag White Sharks with satellite and ultrasonic transmitters.

Thursday the 22nd of May 2003 welcomed us with an even nicer day... the storm, if any to come, has not yet reached our shores... Fortunatelly! We observed eight sharks today, and the weaher and sea conditions were fantastic! The sharks also stayed around the boat for longer, allowing us to take some more pictures...
Suraida, Lori, Hal and Alec alternatively got their chance at acting as bait master... the visibility was not that great, but the sea was flat as a lake... the sharks were also acting in a very relaxed manner, and it was just wonderful to observe these sharks gliding so gracefully through the water.