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

James van den BROEK (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), Susan Marion COGHILL (Tighnabruaich, Argyll, Scotland), Holly FRANK (Surprise, Arizona, USA) and Nicola PYLE (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England).

On Wednesday the 8th of September the wind was very strong, and James, Susan, Holly and Nicky went out to sea on Barracuda, Shark Diving Unlimited's boat. Thursday the 9th turned out to be just as windy and choppy later in the morning. Nevertheless, we went out on Lamnidae and observed three very small Sharks. Not a nice day to be at sea though.
Friday the 10th of September... A wonderful summer day at sea! Barely any wind and glass flat ocean... and it was a hot day! We also observed twenty different White Sharks today!!! What an amazing and beautiful day!

Shortly after anchoring, a White Shark breached out of the water completely just ten meters from the boat... Holly, Susan and Nicky saw it, while Michael and James were facing the other direction...

A little later that morning, we observed a White Shark predation on a Cape Fur Seal... the Shark breached once and then chased after the Seal at the surface several times (see photos below)... Unfortunately, this event took place quite far from the boat, but it was still pretty impressive!

Saturday the 11th of September, the sea and weather conditions were just as perfect as yesterday except for some clouds... Unfortunately, the Sharks were not as playful or numerous as yesterday. Nonetheless we observed nine different White Sharks, but none really stayed around the boat for long... Very nice day nevertheless!

Two Southern Right Whales swam along the coastline...