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

Benjamin WESTROPE (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA) is in Mossel Bay assisting the joint Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) research expedition to attach near-real-time SPOT Satellite transmitters on White Sharks.

Alex RILEY (Nottingham, England) and Giacomo PALAVICINI DE WITTE from Mexico are assisting the White Shark Trust fieldwork at Dyer Island.

Saturday the 15th of May 2004 turned out to be an overcast but calm day at sea... We observed 15 different White Sharks today! Another amazing day in the company of the Sharks!

In Mossel Bay today, the joint WCS / MCM research team managed to attach near-real-time satellite tags on three White Sharks.

In the late afternoon, we were invited by Tom Peschak for a braai at the Cape Nature Conservation house where he is staying at Die Plaat near De Kelders. Very nice evening with Michael Rutzen, Jenna Cains, Yvonne, Alex, Giacomo, Tracey and myself. Unfortunately we did not spot any Whales tonight, although some Dolphins were spotted by Tom during the afternoon...
Sunday the 16th of May 2004... Wonderful day! Calm sea and not a cloud in the sky... Tom Peschak joined us on board Lamnidae. We observed 14 different White Sharks today, and six Sharks were between three and four meters long. Amazing day, so amazing actually that we stayed at sea well after sunset, chumming for White Sharks. Sunset at Dyer Island!