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

Benjamin WESTROPE (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA), Jennifer LEE (Arcadia, California, USA), Christopher POOLE (Nottingham, England) and Alex RILEY (Nottingham, England).

Friday the 23rd of April 2004... following the 20ft heavy seas from yesterday, we did not expect to have such a calm and wonderful day today... The water was clear and the Sharks kept us entertained for six hours non-stop, all 23 Sharks to be precise! We did indeed observe 23 different White Sharks, ranging from 160 to 500 cm in length. What a FANTASTIC day at sea on and with Lamnidae!
On Saturday the 24th of April 2004, we were invited on board Barracuda by Shark Diving Unlimited's team. We only observed two different White Sharks, but our first Shark was close to four meters in length and remained with us for over an hour. A strong NWesterly wind started blowing mid-morning, and we returned before noon to shore...
This large Shark showed very little interest in the bait, but was rather very interested in the engines, which are fortunately covered by engine covers protecting the Shark, and especially the cage to the pleasure of the divers... Jason Hardenberg (Morne's nephew and Jennifer's "Jason boyfriend" replacement in South Africa) jumped in the cage in shorts... a real man!