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

TJ BARANEK from Pewaukee (Wisconsin, USA), Alan DUNCAN (Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland), Chris MILNES (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England) and Rhiannon COLLINGBORN (Chippenham, Wilts, England)

Saturday the 6th of September was a wonderful day at sea... the easterly wind dwindled down during the morning, the day turned out to be quite warm, and the sea was flat...

We observed at least six different White Sharks, of which three were close to four meters in length!

Tom Peschak, author and photographer of "Currents of Contrast", joined us in the early afternoon after his Whale Watching trip on board "Whale Whisperer" of Dyer Island Cruises...

The water visibility was not as great as yesterday, but the shark activity was certainly much better! This was a FUN day!

On Sunday the 7th of September 2003, Tracey's Birthday, the weather was still good, although the wind was stronger and colder than yesterday... there are many Yellowtail around the island at the moment, and we only observed three sharks very briefly... definitely not as great a day as yesterday, but then, we really were lucky!

Having TJ dream about Jeffrey's Bay and surfing the whole day (and night most probably) is one thing... but then having to stare at the back of Tom Peschak's back with that t-shirt on, must have felt like real torture to TJ...

TJ's dream come true: catching a Yellowtail!

Unfortunately this remains a dream for TJ... in fact, our good friend, Robert Cope, caught this large Yellowtail this morning around Dyer Island! This fish will be delicious on the braai!