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

Darren John HUNNIFORD (Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales), Chris MILNES (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England), Adam Nicholas SANDERSON (Ashby de-la Zouch, Leicestershire, England), Emma Louise BARKER (Beckenham, Kent, England) and Helen Clare JOHNSTON (Grassendale, Liverpool, England).

The ocean was flat and there was just enough breeze to keep us cool on Monday the 12th of January 2004... We observed seven different White Sharks today in those amazing conditions! We are fortunate to have great weather the past couplw of weeks as this month's field work will be cut short due to a workshop I will attend on White Shark conservation research in New York...
Darren was invited to join the Shark Diving Unlimited team on Stan to do one last cage dive... his underwater camera housing's first time in a cage...

But he did (forget) to take pictures once in the cage since he wanted to enjoy his time in the cage without looking through a viewfinder.

Tuesday the 13th of January 2004... The calm before the storm... Absolutely flat sea day... with some morning fog... barely any wind... and crystal clear water... What a fantastic day to be at sea! But unfortunately, the Sharks were a bit shy today... We counted two different White Sharks, and saw another three or four unknown White Sharks, but they did not come to the surface and allow us to identify them...
Relaxing day... the Sharks just weren't interested in our bait... everyone on the boat sunk into a relaxing mode, half sleeping (and burning in the hot sun)... not many Shark pictures so far today... Go to the next page for more (interesting) photographs!
Below are some photographs taken by Chris at the caves in De Kelders where they went snorkeling in the kelp in the afternoon of the 13th of January...