Jamie GALDUN from Herndon (VA, USA) has been with us since the 1st of July 2002. Fiona WORTHY from Lydney (Gloucestershire, England) has been with us since the 16th of July 2002. Carla ATKINSON from Colne (Lancashire, England) joined us on the 1st of August 2002.

Dr. Ramon BONFIL (Wildlife Conservation Society) and Stephen SWANSON (Marine and Coastal Management) joined us from the 6th to the 16th of August to deploy four out of eight satellite tags at Dyer Island.

On Monday the 6th of August 2002, we observed three sharks... very nice day at the beginning, and the wind picked up a bit later... Carla (left and above) is getting the hang of the bait line! And Fiona (below) gets to record the data, and Jamie is our watcher...
We welcomed Pam (above and right) from Santa Barbara, USA, on our boat today... she is part of the Scientific Observer program (www.SharkResearch.org).
On Thursday the 7th of August, we welcomed Dr. Ramon BONFIL (left) from the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) on board Lamnidae...

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is one of the sponsors of the White Shark Trust.

Ramon brought with him eight satellite tags which will be attached to White Sharks at Dyer Island and in Mossel Bay during the month of August in a joint project between WCS and Marine and Coastal Management (MCM).

Ryan Johnson (University of Pretoria) and Stephen Swanson (MCM) joined us for the field work.

Four sharks were observed on this first day with Ramon... the sea conditions were rough though...

On Thursday the 8th of August, the conditions were slightly better... except for the cold fog maybe... we observed three sharks, two of which we had seen the day before.

Stephen Swanson from Marine and Coastal Management was handling the bait line.

A slow beginning... and fishing is a good pass time... As illustrated in the picture on the left: Fiona and her first fish...

Ramon Bonfil stayed on shore to get the satellite tags ready for deployment.

We welcomed two other guests: Ruth, a guide at Grootbos Nature Reserve, and Jenifer, a Scientific Observer who unfortunately had found no commercial operator who had space for her...

We also observed a missed predation, in which a Cape Fur Seal barely escaped a White Shark twice (or at least this was the number of times we observed it)... Exciting!