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

Anna PEZALLA (Oak Park, Illinois, USA), Benjamin WESTROPE (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA), Richard ATKINSON (Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England), and Chris MILNES (Grantham, Lincolnshore, England).

Wednesday the 18th of February 2004 was a beautiful day at sea... a bit on the windy side though. We observed four, maybe five, different White Sharks! Anne is still proving to be an excellent Shark Repellant, so we just have to find a way to bootle her and we will make a fortune. Poor Anne just never gets a Shark when she is handles the bait, and soon after someone else takes over, a Shark will appear...
On Thursday the 19th of February 2004, Anne exhiled herself on the tower as our Watch-woman... We waited for the spring tide to bring some water to the liitle harbour of Kleinbaai allowing us to launch Lamnidae, and we then anchored next to Stan (Shark Diving Unlimited) a few hours after their arrival.

We observed three different White Sharks between three and four meters (10-13 ft) in length! Nice day with the Sharks... Richard and Ben, our Master Baitors today, probably would not agree as they are still trying to calm down... The surface glare was bad from the overcast sky, and the Sharks really liked appearing from deep at quite a speed today!

Our first Shark really liked the sight and feel of our engine... He swam past our white engine covers a few times, and a couple of times nudged the covers. Some Sharks sometimes just love the engines and come to mouth the metallic object, fortunately for the Sharks, we have protective socks over the engines and props which protect the Sharks from any harm...