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

Sophie Fleur POST (Groningen, The Netherlands), Jessica REDINGER (Hope Valley, RI, USA), Oliver RUDD (Oxford, England) and Gael LAMIELLE (Decines, France).

On Tuesday the 6th of July 2004, we were invited on board Barracuda by Shark Diving Unlimited. Beautiful day at sea, but a bit windy and cold. This certainly was a much better orientation day for our new group of assistants than yesterday. We observed five different White Sharks today...
We also drove through Shark Alley, a narrow channel between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock. Geyser Rock is home to a permanent colony of about 50'000 Cape Fur Seals. On our way back along the shore, Dyer Island Cruises, the Whale watching company, called us to let us know that they spotted three Bottlenose Dolphins...
Late afternoon, we drove to De Kelders, a small residential area of Gansbaai on Walker Bay, to look for some Whales... At first, we did not see any Whales, but the sunset was wonderful... later, we spotted one Whale close to shore.

Great White Sharks, Cape fur Seals, Bottlenose Dolphins and Southern Right Whales... What a day!!!