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

TJ BARANEK from Pewaukee (Wisconsin, USA), Alan DUNCAN (Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland), Chris MILNES (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England) and Rhiannon COLLINGBORN (Chippenham, Wilts, England)

Wednesday the 17th of September started as a windless and flat sea day... but we only observed two sharks... until the northwesterly wind picked up, the sea became choppy and the working conditions were less than comfortable. Then the sharks started visiting our boat... and we observed 10 different White Sharks today!
Chris, Alan and Tracey had another long night last night in "Tracey's Lair" (our social braai room) as it is now referred to. And by the looks of Alan, you can tell he is tired... It seems like Tracey found a match in Alan and Chris in drinking wine and whisky...

On Thursday the 18th of September 2003, a storm approached South Africa... We took this opportunity to go visit the Cape Town Peninsula. Our first stop: Boulder's Beach National Park near Simon's Town on the east coast of the Cape of Good Hope Peninsula. This is a large coastal African or Jackass Penguin colony...
We then drove to the Cape of Good Hope National Park at the southern extremity of the the Cape Peninsula (this is not the Southernmost Point of Africa though!)... and we were lucky as the sky cleared for a few hours...