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

Alan DUNCAN (Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland), Chris MILNES (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England), Andy CASAGRANDE (Santa Cruz, California, USA), Polly CROUCH, Alice CLARKE (London, England), and Rick HOLMES (Likely, BC, Canada).

On Monday the 27th of October 2003, we went to sea in the early afternoon (the guys had to recover from their roadtrip)... Very strong wind and a bit on a rough side, but we observed seven different White Sharks - What a pleasure after the three days with barely any sharks last week. The storm most probably helped bring the sharks back!
On Tuesday the 28th of October 2003, Rick was invited to join the Shark Diving Unlimited team on board Stan... he was given the chance to get into the shark cage, but unfortunately forgot his contact lenses at home... He had a great time with Morne, Frank and Ivan (and the sharks) though...
We observed five different Sharks from Lamnidae today... and one of the smallest White Sharks ever observed, close to 150 centimeters long only...

The sea conditions were infinitely better than yesterday... the ocean was flat at first with just a cooling light breeze, but the wind picked up later in the afternoon. Nice day!

The Whale watching boat "Whale Whisperer" (Dyer Island Cruises) cruised past Lamnidae to show some Great White Sharks to their clients... but unfortunately, no Shark was present around our boat at the time.

Dyer Island Cruises and Shark Diving Unlimited regularly invite our assistants to join their wonderdul excursions...

And here are some photographs taken by Andy (ABC4) during the last couple of days... The underwater pictures have all been taken from the side of the boat...
Some more photographs taken by Andy on the 31st of October... Happy Halloween!!!
And here are a couple of photographs taken by Alan on Tuesday the 28th of October...
And here are some more photographs taken by Rick on Tuesday the 28th of October from Stan - Finally some pictures of Lamnidae...
And some more photographs taken by Rick on the 31st of October...