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 P.A. ATKINSON (Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England), and Benjamin De RIDDER (Schotten, Belgium).

On Monday the 8th of March 2004, we went to sea in the afternoon following the spring low tide... Flat day (Richard felt much better than yesterday, but then his seasickness had nothing to do with the sea conditions anyway)... Andy joined us on board Lamnidae (unfortunately without his guitar). Very nice day, but a bit slower than yesterday, Shark wise...
We observed seven different White Sharks today! It is so exciting and great to have Sharks again! One of the largest Shark we observed today carried some extensive and deep scars from a previous encounter with a cage diving boat or cage. It really saddens (actually I should say disgusts) me to see Sharks with such wounds and scars, when the commercial operators describe themselves as ecotourism...
Tuesday the 9th of March 2004 turned out to be a overcast, cold and windy day, quite a contrast to the last few days. We observed eight different White Sharks, but they did not stay around very long, coming and going swiftly (just like Andy). Andy joined us again, while Ben (from Belgium) stayed at home sick...