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

Mario LEBRATO CAMBLOR (Sama Langreo, Asturias, Spain), Alexia CURMI (San Gwann, Malta), Elsbeth Louise McSTAY (Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland) and David Anthony JONES (Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK)

Andy Brandy CASAGRANDE IV is living in Fishoek on the shores of False Bay where he is assisting Alison KOCK (South African Museum / Save Our Seas) with her research project at Seal Island for the next few months.

Trey SNOW (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA) has been a guest and friend of the White Shark Trust since January 2005, after completing his three months assistantship during October through December 2004.

The assistantship of Greg WRIGHT (Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA) came to an end on the 15th of August, but his return flight to the USA on the 22nd allowed him to stay on for an extra week as a guest.

Timo SECKLER (Ellenberg, Germany) has been our assistant from the 15th of July to the 15th of August, and will continue his assistantship with the White Shark Trust from September through January 2006.

Timo SECKLER and Mario LEBRATO CAMBLOR left for Mossel Bay on the 15th of July to assist Ryan JOHNSON with his active telemetry tracking of White Sharks in the bay. Mario returned to Gansbaai in the afternoon of Monday the 22nd of August.

On Monday the 22nd of August 2005, we were invited to join the Shark Diving Unlimited crew on board Barracuda. The wind was once again blowing Lamnidae off the water, but at least we got to be with the Sharks again! We observed six different White Sharks today... Trey remained at home busy packing his ten months of acquired souvenirs and gifts.
Greg joined us on board Barracuda for one last day with the Sharks... Greg and Trey were leaving to Cape Town in the early afternoon to fly back to the USA. Greg, David and Elsbeth dived into the Shark cage today, and observed the Sharks underwater, while we were blown away by the winds on the boat. Dear winter, can we please have a nice day soon again?
A sad looking Trey? This certainly is the first on this photo gallery... Trey has been with the White Shark Trust since the beginning of October 2004... For sure not the first time we saw him leave during that period, but he always came back to Gansbaai from his African adventures after a few weeks. This time, he will actually leave the African continent, to return to his native North American soil. But we know that he will be back soon again... so cheer up!
Mario and Timo have helped Ryan Johnson since mid August to conduct the longest ever continuous telemetry tracking of a White Shark in Mossel Bay (fortunately a very protected bay during the winter). They managed to track one Shark for 103 hours, a world record for Shark research! These are some images that Mario brought back from his experience...
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