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

Sophie Fleur POST (Groningen, The Netherlands), Jessica REDINGER (Hope Valley, RI, USA), Oliver RUDD (Oxford, England) and Gael LAMIELLE (Decines, France).

On Wednesday the 7th of July 2004, we went to sea on board Lamnidae, the White Shark Trust research boat. Beautiful day at sea again without a cloud in the sky, but unfortunately, the wind was blowing and the sea was a bit choppy. We observed eight different White Sharks today and Sophie did a great job on the bait line. Very nice day with the Sharks!!!
Thursday the 8th of July 2004 turned out to be another beautiful day at sea... less windy and again without a cloud in the sky. Definitely this year, we are luckier with the weather than in July 2003, when we had a series of huge winter storms. We observed 6 different White Sharks today. We even spotted two Southern Right Whales swimming past...
Late afternoon, we drove to De Kelders to spot some Whales with some luck... We observed at least six Southern Right Whales lazing off the rocky shores. The sunset was just splendid! These Whales come to the South African coastline to mate and give birth every year from June through December, and it is always an amazing period of the year...