Marine Mammals

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Trinco whale sighting log Trincomalee Whale, Dolphin Watching Observations 5 April 2010- 19 April 2012 SUMMARY Recent data (especially from the Sri Lankan Navy) points to a commercially feasible strike rate for whales which extends Sri Lank..

Kalpitiya whale watching log KEY JEH = Sightings reported by Jetwing Eco Holidays GdSW = Sightings reported by or to Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne Sunday, 22nd April 2012 Maithri Liyanage (Ruwala Nature Resort) was out in the sea and spotted o..

Mirissa whale sighting log 70/08 Web Log Compiled & Maintained by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne and Jetwing Eco Holidays Team MWS Data Contributed by Anoma Algiyawadu WT Data Contributed by Chitral Jayatilake Gaps in the data does not mean..

Is Sri Lanka the world’s top spot for seeing blue and sperm whales? During the season, a Blue Whale is easier to see to the south of Dondra, than a leopard in Yala. Sri Lanka may turn out to be the most reliable site in the world for ..

Regulating whale watching in sri lanka Jetwing Eco Holidays believes that an approrpiate system needs to be in place to regulate whale watching by licensing whale watching boat operators. The three key objectives of the whale wathing regula..

Sri Lankan waters are very rich in cetacean species with twenty seven species being recorded to date. One hundred and five river systems contribute a steady nutrient flow to the ocean. This together with upwelling at the edge of the contine..

Underwater photography of Blue Whales and Sperm Whales off Sri Lanka – Andrew Sutton Wildlife photographer and film maker Andrew Sutton describes his experience on photographing Blue Whales and Sperm Whales underwater off the coast of..

Thursday, January 14, 2016

De Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). Night Watch on Rekawa Beach. LMD. July 2004. Page 175. Volume 10, Issue 12. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne goes turtle watching on the beaches of Rekawa The waves pounded the shoreline in an unrelenting quest to..

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

South of Dondra in Sri Lanka, may turn out to be the best locations in the world for seeing blue whales. Furthermore it may also be the best for seeing both blue whales and sperm whales together. This view is based on recent observations an..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Best of Blue. Serendib, the in-flight magazine of Sri Lankan. July – August 2008. Page 24. A short article on the discovery that Sri Lanka is the best place in the world for seeing together Blue Whales..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Whale Watching. Montage. June 2008. Pages (?). Volume 2, Issue 5. Sri Lanka has failed for nearly three decades in a quest to establish itself as a premier whale watching destination. That will now change fo..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). Best of Blue. Serendib, the in-flight magazine of Sri Lankan. November – December 2008. Pages 42-46. The story behind the discovery that Sri Lanka is the best place in the world for seeing Blue and Spe..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Getting close to whales. Living. May – June 2009. Pages 32-33. Volume 4, Issue 5. ISSN 1800-0746. An encounter with Sperm Whales with Germaine Greer. One evening, I promised some of the members of the ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). The Pink Dolphins of Kalpitiya. Serendib, the in-flight magazine of Sri Lankan. July – August 2009. Pages 42-43. The first popular article to publicise the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins in the Kalpiti..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Best for Blue – One Year On. Serendib, the in-flight magazine of Sri Lankan. November – December 2009. Pages 50-53. Upload pdf “In May 2008, I began an aggressive publicity campaign to posi..

Kalpitya Pelagic Birds on Flickr Kalpitya(Whales, Dolphins and Pelagics) on Flickr Sri Lanka National Parks and Reserves [This article in a shorter edition was first published in the Sunday Times Plus on Sunday 7th March 2010. Seehttp:/..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Deep Blue. July – August 2010. Pages 34-35. Volume 5, Issue 6. ISSN 1800-0746. Exploring the seas off Kalpitiya in search of whales. Reflections on the first focussed effort to develop Kalpitiya for wh..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Whale Watching Hotspots: Mirissa, Kalpitiya Peninsula and Trincomalee. Ahasa, the in-flight magazine of Mihin Air. August 2010. Page 26-29. I have written many articles to develop whale watching in Sri Lanka..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). It’s Whale Time. [The Migration and feeding strategies of Blue Blue Whales around Sri Lanka]. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 26 December 2010. Features. Pages 3-4. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/101226/Plus/plus..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). Mirissa or Trinco: Which will be the hot spot? The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 02 January 2011. Features. Page 7. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/110102/Plus/plus_12.html Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne continues with th..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). Blue Whale of Mirissa. July – August 2011. Living. Pages 42-43. Volume 6, Issue 6. ISSN 1800-0746. It has gone quiet and we are chatting. Suddenly a loud exhalation of air has all us scrambling to view..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). How Sri Lanka was positioned as being Best for Blue Whales. Daily Mirror. Colombo. 28 July 2011. http://print.dailymirror.lk/life/132-life/51299.html Imagine encountering an aggregation of 25 Blue Whales mig..

Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne in another game changing article brings together new data to publicise a commercially feasible strike rate for Blue Whales during the East Coast season from March to August —————̵..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). The Sperm Whales of Kalpitiya. Tales from the Field. Hi Magazine. October 2011. Series 9, Volume 3. Pages 172-177. Encounters with Sperm Whales off the Kalpitiya Peninusla. The great beast of Moby Dick fame ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). An Englishwoman in Blue Whale Country. The Sunday Times Plus. Sunday 16 October 2011. Features. Page 8. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/111016/Plus/plus_16.html The role of an Englishwoman in launching whale watch..