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

Edward FARRELL (Dublin, Ireland) and Clova JURK (Perth, Scotland)

On the 5th of November, we welcomed Sarah BAHAN from Idaho

Timo SECKLER (Ellenberg, Germany) has been our assistant since the 15th of July 2005. He assisted with the manual telemetry tracking of White Sharks in Mossel Bay during the month of August.

Andy Brandy CASAGRANDE IV has been our assistant, guest and especially friend since 2003, and he has been living in Gansbaai and assisting the White Shark Trust during most of 2004 and now again in 2005.

A typical summer day awaited us on Sunday the 6th of November with a strong south-easterly wind blowing... We observed seven different White Sharks today... The Sharks acted very shy today visiting Lamnidae for a couple of minutes each, except for our last two Sharks who were fantastic and gave us a great show for half an hour!
Following a very nice at sea, with Andy getting some great footage of the last two Sharks who seemed to love his polecam, we went to De Kelders to try to see some more Whales and the sunset... All the Whales were unfortunately far offshore in the bay, but the sunset and scenery was worth it!
Monday the 7th of November 2005... windy... very windy... cloudy... and boring Shark day! Not a nice or comfortable day to be out at sea with a very strong south easterly wind blowing... and the Sharks just did not want to play with us today unfortunately. We observed five Sharks, but the first one was really the only one to stay around the boat for a while.
Fortunately, we had our one-man-entertainment system on board... Andy and his guitar tried the whole Shark Whisperer thing for a while, and it seemed like the Sharks might just like it... in the end, we enjoyed listening to his songs... the now famous Great White Shark song, his F..k George Bush tribute, Explorer, Pitbulls, etc... Check out his web site for more information and to order his CD...
In the afternoon, it seemed like our assistants had a Lamnidae deprivation... they decided to spend the afternoon on the boat... in the garden. Playing card games which involved a fair bit of drinking. On shore, it certainly seemed to be a much more pleasant day on board Lamnidae than at sea with the constant sea spray and rocking of the waves...
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