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

Timo SECKLER (Ellenberg, Germany), Graham HORTON (Milton Keynes, England), Greg WRIGHT (Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA) and Mario LEBRATO CAMBLOR (Sama Langreo, Asturias, Spain).

Andy Brandy CASAGRANDE IV is living in Fishoek on the shores of False Bay where he is assisting Alison KOCK (South African Museum / Save Our Seas) with her research project at Seal Island for the next few months.

Chris MILNES (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England), one of our old assistants from 2003 and 2004, has also come back to visit and is also volunteering for the White Shark Trust as a friend and guest.

Our friend Trey SNOW (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA) returned as a guest on the 18th of July to Gansbaai and the White Shark Trust following a couple of months of travelling through Africa from Cape Town to Nairobi in Kenya.

On Wednesday the 10th of August 2005, we managed to go to sea on Lamnidae once again after a few days of stormy weather... and we observed four different White Sharks... Trey enjoyed mashing up sardines with his bare hands for chum. Shark Diving Unlimited invites our assistants often on bad weather days, and we are very thankful for their support
A Southern Right Whale washed up on the shores several days ago (from the decay stage that we found the carcass anyway), and White Shark bite marks were obvious...
100+ oiled Jackass Penguins were found and collected during the third week of August from Dyer Island, the shores of Gansbaai and the colony of Betty's Bay... Those oil tankers have been busy bilging out their tanks off the South African coastline, resulting in thousands of birds and other marine life to be oiled and most likely die of a slow and painful death.
In these photographs, Wilfred Chivell (Dyer Island Cruises) and his South American counterpart Pepe, are administring a hydrating liquid rich in salt and glucose to help the Penguins survive while they wait to be shipped to SANCCOB in Cape Town where they will be cleaned and healed before being released into the wild.
Support SANCCOB, they are doing a tremendous job for our coastal birds along the South African coastline. Their Cape Town center looks like a disaster area at the moment with hundreds of birds brought in during the past few weeks. They also welcome volunteers to help clean the birds.
18th of August 2005: We are experiencing a series of very strong winter storms at the moment in the Western Cape of South Africa, preventing us (or anyone really) from going to sea. Black Sophie, the rock located south of Kleinbaai harbour, is completely submerged by huge waves... and the waves are just crashing over Geldsteen (in the background) near Dyer Island.
On Friday the 19th of August, the ocean was still too rough and the wind was still blowing gale force... Black Sophie remained submerged by the swell. But the full moon at night was superb...
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