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

Callum Michael CALL (Aberdeen, Scotland), Holly FRANK (Surprise, Arizona, USA), James van den BROEK (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), and Nicola PYLE (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England).

We welcomed back Andy B. Casagrande IV to the White Shark Trust as a guest for a few weeks...

On Friday the 20th of August 2004, we launched Lamnidae and went directly to Holbaai, our inshore area... the visibility in that area is usually poorer than around the island due to the sandy bottom and the coastal currents draging around Sandy Point mainly, and today (and yesterday) was no exception with less than a meter of underwater visibility...
But this works to our advantage... while there are some Sharks around Dyer Island where the underwater visibility is great, the commercial cage-diving operators will remain far away from the bad diving conditions in Holbaai... and it is so nice to be the only boat out in the bay. Another overcast day unfortunately, but calm sea conditions at least!
We observed only four different White Sharks today... But they all were around four meters in length!!! And we had at least one Shark around the boat at all times over a period over four hours... One Sharks stayed around the boat for over two hours, and she was absolutely beautiful and relaxed... What a fantastic day!!!!
Dyer Island Cruises' Whale watching boat, Whale Whisperer, visited us in the afternoon to show their guests the Great White Shark... and they were so lucky to come when we had that four meter cool Shark around... And looking at their inflatable boat in these sharky waters is another proof that both Peter Benchley and Steven Spielberg were just so wrong with Jaws...
What an amazing day with the Sharks!!! I am well aware of the fact that I am repeating myself, but the Sharks were just amazing today... During the past few months around Dyer Island, most Sharks were under 3.5 meters, and today, four 4-meter long Sharks played with us the whole day! It was wonderful and so exciting!!!