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

Justin HUBBEL (Anaheim, California, USA), Lorin J. FINNIE (Reigate, Surrey, England), Phillip SMITH (Ithaca, New York, USA) and Ronald NEALY (Freeport, Florida, USA)

Chris MILNES (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England), one of our old assistants from 2003 and 2004, has also come back to visit and is also volunteering for the White Shark Trust.

Friday the 15th of April was a wonderful day at sea... no clouds... no swell... no wind... but also no Sharks for most of the day! The water temperature droped dramatically this week with the fresh southeasterly winds... and the Sharks do not like the cold water! We nonetheless observed five different Sharks at the end of the day... And then we played with the Seals!
Saturday the 16th of April... the water is getting even colder... less than 10 degrees Celcius! We desperately need a winter storm to bring in warmer water... we only observed one Shark for a brief moment. The most common 'predator' we observed around the boat and at the bait, were birds: Gulls and one Giant Petrel. The weather was perfect so it was a real shame again not to be able to play with the Sharks. But, a storm is looming on the horizon...

On Sunday the 17th of April, we were invited on board Barracuda (Shark Diving Unlimited)... a new batch of White Sharks have probably arrived at Dyer Island, as we had the best day with the Sharks of the week. We observed seven different White Sharks today... A storm is now forecasted to strike South Africa soon, and that should bring the warm water back...
From Monday the 18th of April onwards, a series of winter storms hit the Western Cape of South Africa, and we were stuck on shore for several days... Our assistants decided to go on a short roadtrip to ride Austriches. Click on the images below to see the video clips they brought back...
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