Snorkeling with whales and dolphins in Sri Lanka Our tours clearly revolve around snorkeling on some of the most beautiful reefs on the planet. Each day our snorkeling sessions expose our guests to some of the coolest, most beautiful, and most colorful marine life in the world. With this tour to Sri Lanka, however, we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
Under water photography with whales The act of snorkeling with whales is an art. Every day is different on the water, and every encounter is unique. We swim with whales most days, but on some days this may only be briefly. Other days we swim for longer periods. We have known days where we have […]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.
The first underwater images of True’s beaked whales show a cohesive group of three adult or subadult whales swimming together. The species is considered one of the most elusive in the ocean. (Photo: Dylan Walker/Roland Edler, PeerJ)Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mirissa is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, especially for the most famous largest marine mammal “Blue Whales”. Actually it takes only six to nine nautical miles from Mirissa harbor to reach whale habitats. We are operating whale watching tours for last seven years and though our experience, we can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Aerial image of a giant Blue Whale #srilanka #mirissa #blue_whale Aerial image of a giant Blue Whale in southern coast of Sri Lanka ( Off Mirissa) taken from a Bell412 helicopter . In this image some of the sucking fishes (Remora) can be seen. Whale watching season in southern coast of Sri Lanka:November to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]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.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]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.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.