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 Thursday the 18th of March 2004, we were invited by Shark Diving Unlimited to join them on board Barracuda.

Today was a great Shark day! We observed six different Great White Sharks, and Benjamin (from Belgium) and Anne went into the Shark cage.

Great and fun day!!!

Morne Hardenberg Frank Rutzen
And for Richard's friends back home in England, we have a story that will make you laugh... To everyone, including me, I do not think it is that funny... But here it is: Richard lost his wallet! Yes, he apparently did again... For those of you, who do not know Richard, i.e. most people who read this, Richard has a habit of losing his wallet... in various places (often in questionnable circumstances)... He is not happy! But why would anyone take his wallet (especially one so heavy and bulky like Richard's) on a boat in the middle of the ocean? I do not know... Maybe he wanted to bribe the Sharks (or maybe a Seal) for a special favor... Who knows...
On Friday the 19th of March 2004, we were kindly invited on board Barracuda again by Shark Diving Unlimited... The weather was on the dark side, but fortunately the rain spared us a wet time in the Dyer Island Channel (or Shark Alley as it is better known). We observed six different Sharks, but they did not remain around the boat for long unfortunately.