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

Andy CASAGRANDE (Santa Cruz, California, USA), Darren John HUNNIFORD (Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales) and James KIRBY (London, England).

Tuesday the 2nd of December 2003, first day at sea for Darren and James, and welcome back day from the Baboons for Andy... We also welcomed Christian Jungblut from GEO Magazine, Germany.

We observed seven White Sharks, and our first shark presented a SPOT satellite tag attached about three weeks ago at Dyer Island.

On Wednesday the 3rd of December 2003, we welcomed Christian Jungblut from GEO Magazine on board Lamnidae. We observed three different White Sharks today... the water was very clear and our third Shark remained around the boat for nearly two hours! Andy made the most of this combination and managed to get some great underwater pictures!
We also welcomed Stephan on board Lamnidae today for the first time... He is writing a book about the wildlife of the Southern tip of South Africa... and that means obviously also White Sharks! No amazing photo opportunities today though...

Below are some photographs taken by Andy on the 3rd of December from Lamnidae by just submerging his digital camera (in a underwater housing!) at the back of the boat...