Sperm Whale

Sri Lanka is amongst the top ten places in the world for seeing Sperm Whales. Sightings of Sperm Whales along with Blue Whales peak in December and again in April during their migration from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. The deep seas off the Kalpitiya Peninsula in the North-west where the continental shelf runs in parrallel to the land, provide an ideal habitat for these giant oceanic predators, which need to dive several hundred meters to hunt prey such as the Giant Squid. Sperm Whales may also be seen off Mirissa in the South from December to April and off Trincomalee in the East from February to April.