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

Chris MILNES (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England), Andy CASAGRANDE (Santa Cruz, California, USA), Polly CROUCH, Alice CLARKE (London, England), and Rick HOLMES (Likely, BC, Canada).

Alan DUNCAN (Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland) has been with us since the beginning of September. Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) invited one of our assistants to help them during their two week satellite tagging project at Dyer Island and in Mossel Bay on board the FRS Sardinops. Alan was the lucky assistant to join this joint research program with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). He joins the tagging team from the 3rd to the 17th of November 2003...

Sunday the 9th of November 2003... rough day at sea... The FRS Sardinops could not tag Sharks in these conditions. We observed four White Sharks today, all under two meters in length...

Chris' last day at sea... Sad, sad, sad... And Alan is leaving for Mossel Bay in the afternoon to continue the satellite tagging for another week.

And some photographs taken by Chris Milnes during the past couple of days... and of course, the usual ceremony of the last day: Chris bathed in Kleinbaai harbour... and everyone else joined in... even the reluctant Alice who got wet in the garden...
Rick Holmes took the following photographs from the "Whale Whisperer" when he was invited by Dyer Island Cruises to join them on a Whale Watching excursion... Rick was very lucky as the Southern Right Whales came really close to the boat...
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