In early April, whale watchers off Sri Lanka’s southern coast were greeted by a disturbing sight: the lifeless body of a 60-foot-long blue whale floating in the water about 12 miles offshore. The body was swelling rapidly, and suckerfish swarmed across its skin. Even more unsettling was the condition of its tail, which had been […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Extraordinary footage released by Oregon State University has revealed how blue whales off the coast of New Zealand pick and choose their meals. Reasearchers say that the whales are so massive – sometimes growing to the length of three school buses – that they must carefully balance the energy gained through their food intake with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities of blue whales, for a second year of field research. Our goal? To gather data to stop the problem of blue whales being killed by ship strikes in the main Indian Ocean shipping lane, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
‘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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.