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

Michelle RAYBURN from Calgary (Canada), Leonard PACE from Brooklyn (New York, USA), TJ BARANEK from Pewaukee (Wisconsin, USA) and Emilio VALENTINO from Bussigny (Switzerland).

On Monday 30th of June and Tuesday 1st of July, we all went to Cape Town as Michael was attending the annual ZSSA meeting at the University of Cape Town.

Michelle, Lenny, TJ and Emilio made the most of these couple of days visiting the "Mother City" and the famous Table Mountain...

Although the weather was great the whole week, the ocean was too rough to be able to work around Dyer Island... and we were stuck on shore until... Sunday the 6th of July.

The sea flattened out overnight and we had a fantastic day at sea... although it was a very slow shark day for the first few hours, the sharks became more active later that day.

We observed 16 sharks today... TJ and Lenny were on the bait today... and they managed to lost my last two floats! "Dude! Where is my cork?" all over again...

Lenny, TJ, Emilio and Michelle are going on a road trip for the next few days along the coastline, so we made the most of the day...

While Lenny, Michelle, Emilio and TJ were going on their roadtrip along the Garden Route, a storm hit our coastline and the sea remained very rough for over a week.

The winter has definitely started in July this year. So far, July has been a terrible weather month...

The underwater photographs presented below were taken with a simple Canon SureShot A1 camera on Fuji Superia 100 film from the side of the boat. These pictures have all been taken on one day, on the 6th of July 2003.