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) is in South Africa during the month of August to deploy eight satellite tags at Dyer Island and in Mossel Bay. During the second half of August, the White Shark Trust has relocated in Mossel Bay...

ATTENTION: This expedition to and around Mossel Bay and on board the research vessel Sardinops were exclusive. And although these may happen again in the future, DO NOT expect these to be included during your stay!

We would like to thank the following companies for their support while in Mossel Bay:

For renting two wonderful flats to the White Shark Trust at a very reduced rate... Many pictures of Point Village can be seen in these pages...

For allowing the White Shark Trust to use the great facilities of the MBYBC... launching Lamnidae from their Club made the procedure much safer and certainly more enjoyable!

For allowing the White Shark Trust to park the research boat "Lamnidae" within their secure boat area and for storing our bait and chum in their freezers...

Ramon Bonfil from the Wildlife Conservation Society is preparing the next SPOT (Smart Position Only Transmitter) satellite tag for deployment... Mike Patterson from Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) is helping him with the preparations...

We were invited to join the MCM team on board the research vessel "Sardinops" for the day of the 19th of August.

During our stay in Mossel Bay, the White Shark Trust rented one flat at the Point Village for Michael, Tracey, Jamie, Fiona and Carla. Ramon Bonfil rented the adjacent flat...

These two flats are wonderfully situated by the sea... above two restaurants, the KingFisher sea food restaurant, and Delfinos pizza and expresso restaurant...

Surfers are enjoying the waves all day long... Despite the many surfers all year round and the numerous swimmers mainly during the summer months, only very very few Shark encounters have occured in the area... a good example!

On the 20th of August, we launched Lamnidae and worked close to the Sardinops... Unfortunatelly the sea conditions did not allow us to anchor close enough to the vessel to be able to work correctly...

We also discovered that Lamnidae had some mechanical problems... these would eventually take several days to fix...

The mechanical problems were the result of a power cable that had been changed just before leaving Gansbaai, and unfortunately, several days were necessary to fix the problem...

The Expedition to Mossel Bay was unfortunatelly not a success...