Not 1 shark came up to our vessel today, other boats had a brief glimpse but that was it. Trips like today are very frustrating from a research aspect there simply are no sharks to photograph and document. 6 hours is a long time with no shark activity. We observed 4 predation attempts with one shark trying to take a seal from within 5 to 10 metres of the wave that breaks over the launch pad. This was a very risky hunting attempt as there was very real danger of being washed up onto the island. The swell was at least 3 metres and breaking hard onto the platform regularly in the vicinity where this happened. We hope today we get sharks up to the boat so we can see who’s around.