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

Benjamin WESTROPE (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA), Jennifer LEE (Arcadia, California, USA) and Christopher POOLE (Nottingham, England).

Tuesday the 13th of April 2004... Another splendid day at sea... Warm day without a single cloud in the sky... flat ocean... and 12 different White Sharks! Most Sharks remained deep and shy, but our second Shark stayed around the boat for well over three hours, sometimes disappearing for a little while, but always coming back... Very nice day!
Dyer Island Cruises is the Whale Watching operator east of Danger Point. Out of the Whale season (June - December) he takes clients on Seal and Bird tours around Dyer Island. They usually take a tour around the Shark boats to show their clients some White Sharks also. Yvonne, guide for Dyer Island Cruises, took the picture below yesterday...
On Wednesday the 14th of April 2004, we were invited to board Shark Diving Unlimited's cage diving boat Barracuda... Another beautiful day with calm seas... We struggled finding Shark at first, but our third anchor proved to be the right one... We only observed four different White Sharks, but our first Shark stayed around the boat for over two hours, and she was very active and over four meters in length!
Sorry Jason (Jennifer's boyfriend back at home in California), it seems like your girl, Jennifer, found another Jason to replace you while in South Africa (above)...

Chris and Jennifer dared the water and both jumped into the Shark cage... and what an amazing Shark to be in the water with!!!

On Thursday the 15th of April 2004, we were invited on board Barracuda by Shark Diving Unlimited. What a contrast to the last few days... Rain, rain and more rain... and a cold wind... Quite an awful day to be at sea! But... we observed 12 different White Sharks today! And it seems like we will be stuck on shore for a few days due to some more bad weather... We observed a Cape Fur Seal predation also!