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

Lori ORTEGA from Galveston (Texas, USA), Suraida NANEZ-JAMES from Galveston (Texas, USA), Michelle RAYBURN from Calgary (Canada) and Leonard PACE from Brooklyn (New York, USA).

Michael UNWIN from the United Kingdom took part of the Assistantship program from the 1st of April to the 15th of May, he has now joined us until the 16th of June as a guest.

On Thursday the 12th of June 2003, the weather was perfect! Flat ocean, no wind, just a light breeze and one amazing shark who stayed with us for the whole five hours we were anchored, oh yes, and the other 11 sharks we observed also! A great farewell gift for Lori and Suraida!
We welcomed back Thomas Peschak who is writting a book with Claudio Velasquez about the natural history of the Oceans and Coasts of Southern Africa "Currents of Contrast"... he just got his new underwater housing and I think he got some great shots today!
That one White Shark who stayed with us the whole day was swimming slowly around the boats, being very inquisitive and she just loved to be touched by Morne Hardenberg (Shark Diving Unlimited)...

That is a new record... she stayed the longest around the boat of all sharks observed to date!

Lori was not absolutely certain that the pictures for her favorite magazine "Maxim" taken yesterday were really good enough... so, here we go again! I mean, if two guys' heads in a bookshelf can make it, I am sure Lori and a White Shark will! But this was really important to Lori and her future!