Ammy MODY

Malmoe, Sweden

Kai Henning WOLF

Hamburg, Germany

Michael Scholl returned to Switzerland from mid-June to mid-July to spend time with his parents and his brother's family, and especially to celebrate his dad's 60th birthday...

During that period, our White Shark Trust Research Intern Hayley Rose continued the data collection on board Shark Fever (Marine Dynamics). Hayley arrived on the 1st of May with her friend Becca, who had to leave early to continue her own research project.

I would like to thank Hayley for all the attention, care and dedication she has shown and invested during this month alone. Fortunately our good friends and neighbours, Jean and Lance, were always only next door! Surfing was great too apparently!

On Sunday the 16th of July 2006, Shark Fever was launched in a post-stormy atmosphere... We observed nine different White Sharks today. It was good to see Great White Sharks again... Just wish Nicole was already back to welcome me back... the next few months will certainly be interesting and probably determine what fate she eencountered since November 2004...
While one of our longest and dearest former Research Assistant ever, Andy Brandy Casagrande IV is in South Africa since mid-June within his employment at National Geographic Television to film a natural history documentary about Sharks. Andy is currently in Gansbaai filming Great White Sharks...

Another visitor surprised us the evening before... one of our old Research Assistant and Intern from the end of 2005 and beginning of 2006: Clova Jurk. She is doing a nine-month internship at Dew Claw Productions and is assisting with the course direction of the Wildlife Film Academy based in Cape Town. Clova joined us on board Shark Fever... She was missing the Sharks terribly!

Tuesday the 18th of July 2006, we welcomed our two new research interns, Ammy Mody from Sweden and Kai Wolf from Germany. We observed 14 different White Sharks today, and both Ammy and Kai dove into the Shark Cage for a great underwater view of these wonderful Sharks in perfect visibility...

We welcomed Sir Bobby Charlton, one of football's biggest legend, on board Shark Fever today. The Manchester United team is visiting South Africa and playing some of the local soccer teams, while also meeting with Nelson Mandela.