Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • 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 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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