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 28th of July 2004, we finally went back to sea on board Lamnidae... An amazing and wonderful day at sea!!! No wind... glassy ocean... crystal blue water... and 17 different White Sharks! Andy 'ABC4' joined us for the day... We stayed at sea for nearly eight hours, and admired the Sharks as the sun set behind Cape of Good Hope on the horizon...
We had some amazing Sharks today... Our 15th White Shark was special in the way he would always come to the back of Lamnidae, poke his head out of the water to look at us, stop swimming and slowly sinking... and then he also loved our engine covers which he ripped to shreds... After a while, we took the bait out of the water as he showed no interest in it anyway...
Oops, and I nearly forgot to mention that we also observed a White Shark breach clear out of the water just a few meters from the back of the boat... Well it was not a natural predation of anything unfortunately, but one Shark took our bait and as he was trying to bite it off, he jumped clear out of the water... and lucky Andy got it all on tape with our camera (click on the space bar to play)!
And finally, here are some photographs taken today with a Nikon F90x and a 28mm 1:2.8mm Nikon lens in an Ikelite housing...