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

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

On the 15th of July, Michelle RAYBURN was leaving the White Shark Trust to go back home. We also welcomed a new assistant, Tommaso MAGRO from Trieste, Italy.

Tuesday the 15th of July... Finally! The sea conditions have settled a little. Unfortunatelly and sadly, Michelle was leaving today to go back to Canada! I can still hear her sing "Blame Canada!".

We only observed two sharks today... but maybe this had something to do with our early return to shore due to our three remaining assistants feeling... not so well at sea...

On Wednesday the 16th of July, Tommaso's first day at sea, we observed five different White Sharks. The sea was still rough, but we found a quite place on the other side of the island. The sharks were a bit slow today, but maybe it is because the water is so unusually cold for the season. Very nice day!
The weather during the past two weeks was actually very nice on shore, but a series of storms in the area and also some passing south of the coastline resulted in rough sea conditions on most days. This is the reason why we could not conduct our field work on many days...
TJ was our Master Baitor today, while Lenny and Emilio were recording data. But two of the five sharks remained around the boat for quite a while, giving us the opportunity to get some underwater pictures for fun. Tommaso was just observing for the day, and he also acted as our Watcher...