During the beginning of the week two of us went at sea with Simon Elwin and Ryan Johnson, to make a whale survey offshore. During this trip we met some whales, a huge pod of dolphins, one lost penguin and a lovely sunfish chilling close to the Point. Being among dolphins, seeing them jumping here and there, is an amazing sensation and we had a fantastic day.
In contrast of this, the number of sharks met during the chumming trips has decreased compared to the previous weeks. This could be due to the weather conditions, the behaviour of the swell, the water temperature, or other reasons. Fortunately, there are currently a lot of whales in the area, and we can see many of them breaching in the bay.
We all are waiting for the big sharks to come back!
Sylvain Haldimann – White shark research intern