Yearly Archives: 2016

  • Security Forces To Prevent Dolphin And Whale Hunting In Mirissa

    Posted on December 12, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Tour to Sri Lanka.

    Security Forces To Prevent Dolphin And Whale Hunting In Mirissa Wednesday, 12 October 2016 16:20 font sizedecrease font size increase font size Email The vicinity of Mirissa fishery harbor is hugely inhabited by Dolphins and Whales and it has been reported that certain fishers are engaged in Dolphin and Whale hunting in this area. Mahinda […]

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  • WDC joins protest against ship-to-ship oil transfers in Scotland12 December 2016 – 11:43am

    Posted on December 12, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Whale Watching.

    WDC joins protest against ship-to-ship oil transfers in Scotland12 December 2016 – 11:43am Hundreds of protesters gathered over the weekend in Nairn to campaign against new plans for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth. Groups from both sides of the Firth, including WDC, met at Nairn central beach to voice their opposition to Cromarty […]

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  • Live Whale and Dolphin Sighting Map

    Posted on June 6, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in News WhalesWatchingSafari.

    Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventure tours are used to gather research data about marine wildlife in the inter-island region between Maui, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe and Molokai. During our eco-tours, our naturalists gather scientific data about marine wildlife that we encounter. Smartphones allow our team to instantly upload data to our research database using our exclusive Whale and […]

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  • Spotting blue whales in Sri Lanka

    Posted on May 27, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in News WhalesWatchingSafari.

    For some years now, I’d heard stories of whales seen off Sri Lanka’s coast, not least from my brother-in-law, Sam Goonetillake, founder of the Helplanka charity, which was set up to assist the orphans of the 2004 tsunami. For a dedicated “whalehead” such as myself, these tales were impossibly alluring. The southern tip of the […]

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  • Sur-fin the waves! Giant Southern Right whale plays in the swell with surfers as they practice for a competition in South Africa

    Posted on April 28, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in News WhalesWatchingSafari, Tour to Sri Lanka.

      The unknown surfer was in the water off the coast of Hermanus, Cape Town when a Southern Right whale appeared Huge animal then joined in with the fun and played around in the surf just inches away from people in the water The rare encounter was captured on camera by the 50-year-old photographer Dave […]

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  • Whale-watching in Mirissa

    Posted on April 20, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in News WhalesWatchingSafari.

    Over the past five years, Sri Lanka has emerged as one of the world’s major whale-watching destinations, thanks largely to the work of pioneering British marine biologist Charles Anderson, who in 1999 first proposed the theory that there was an annual migration of blue and sperm whales between the Bay of Bengal and around the […]

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  • Whale Watching Regulating by Sri Lankan Coast Guard

    Posted on April 17, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in News WhalesWatchingSafari.

    Among many tourist attractions in our country, Whale watching industry has gathered pace during a short time of span. Now ranked as the best destination to see Blue Whales in the World, Mirissa Whale watching industry has grown into a reputed tourist attraction. Over 30 registered Whale watching boats operating in Mirissa area at present. […]

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  • Yala National Park Safari

    Posted on April 17, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Tour to Sri Lanka.

    Yala National Park Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (block 1) and Kumana National Park or ‘Yala […]

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  • An Armada of Whales: WDC in Sri Lanka

    Posted on April 16, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Whale Watching.

    An Armada of Whales: WDC in Sri Lanka 1 April 2015 – 10:19am Date: March 24th 2015 Country: Sri Lanka. Location: 8°35’12.10”N     79° 32’ 11.84” E Last week I was in Sri Lanka to help coordinate WDC’s Project BLUEprint training workshop for the local whale watch operators in Kalpitiya in the northwest. The event was […]

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  • Blue Whale

    Posted on April 16, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Whale Watching.

      The blue whale is the largest animal ever known to have existed. During the 20th century, the species was almost exterminated due to commercial whaling. The species has slowly recovered following the global whaling ban but it remains endangered and faces a number of serious threats including ship strikes and the impact of climate […]

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  • whales can use their huge heads as battering rams against ships and each other

    Posted on April 13, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in News WhalesWatchingSafari, Whale Watching.

      ‘Moby Dick’ May Be More Than Just A Whale Of A Tale New research suggests sperm whales can use their huge heads as battering rams against ships and each other. 04/09/2016 11:07 am ET | Updated 3 days ago 1.6 K Lee Speigel Writer, Editor Photo by Reinhard Dirscherl / Ullstein Bild A new […]

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  • The Blue Whale

    Posted on April 11, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Whale Watching.

    The Blue Whale The blue whale is the largest animal ever known to have lived. It is even bigger than the largest dinosaur that lived – the Argentinosaurus. It is estimated that there are about 8,000-14,000 blue whales worldwide. The IUCN Red List counts the blue whale as “endangered”. The blue whale was too quick […]

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  • Do ship strikes threaten the recovery of blue whales

    Posted on April 11, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Whale Watching.

      Do ship strikes threaten the recovery of California blue whales? Cole Monnahan California population, North Pacific04Sep Do ship strikes threaten the recovery of California blue whales? This question motivated my thesis, and in this post we’ll discuss the question, and then answer it. The question was raised because a dedicated group of scientists have […]

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  • HISTORY OF WILD ORCA CAPTURES

    Posted on April 11, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Whale Watching.

      TILIKUM AND THE HISTORY OF WILD ORCA CAPTURES 9 APRIL 2016 – 11:16AM Although Tilikum has been a captive whale for most of his life – the past 33 years – he started life as wild orca in the cold waters of the North Atlantic, a free Icelandic whale.  Tilikum was a victim of […]

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  • Whale entanglements

    Posted on April 11, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Whale Watching.

    Whale entanglements: Crab fishermen help prevent injuries, deaths of majestic animals A NOAA whale disentanglement team attempts to free a humpback whale off the Northern California coast.California Whale Rescue — Pieter Folkens – MMHSRP Permit 18786 By Erin E.A. Ross, Correspondent POSTED: 04/05/16, 5:07 PM PDT | UPDATED: 5 DAYS AGO 2 COMMENTS A single […]

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  • Crocodile watching Matara

    Posted on March 28, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Tour to Sri Lanka.

    Matara is the easiest place in Sri Lanka , where you get to observe both species of crocodiles existing in the country. A vast concentration of estuarine crocodiles live in the lagoon areas and in the estuary of the Nilwala river , while the mugger or the freshwater crocodile dwells in the upper regions of the […]

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  • Amazing photography tour Sri Lanka

    Posted on March 28, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Whale Watching.

    Please note: Terms and conditions of Underwater photography with Whales You must be a strong swimmer to join this trip and have a real passion for marine-life and blue whales. Time calculate with travel time + swimming time.  (additional hours will be charged). Maximum 4 people for one group. We do not provide any swimming […]

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  • Whale and Dolphin Watching Tours in Sri Lanka

    Posted on March 18, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Whale Watching.

    Whale and Dolphin Watching Departure 6.30 am from harbor with Speed ​​Liner Boat Free Drop off and pick up around Hotels in mirissa area Duration of Sail will be 3 to 5 Hours Continental Breakfast pack and mineral water provided on board Medication for Seasick provided on-board The qualified skipper and crew will guide you […]

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  • Sri Lankan Whale Protection Area Proposed

    Posted on March 18, 2016 by Whale watching mirissa in Whale Watching.

    Friend of the Sea has urged the World Shipping Council to prevent whales ship strikes in Sri Lanka and worldwide. During a series of conferences in Southern Sri Lanka, Friend of the Sea’s director Dr Paolo Bray exposed the problem of the increasing number of endangered whales being killed by cargo ships strikes. Pigmy blue […]

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