Protecting Whales From Shipping Around Sri Lanka

Local conservationalists and the International shipping community have cooperated  and committed to moving the shipping lanes 17 miles away to avoid ship/whale collisions in the busy waters around Sri Lanka’s busiest port.

The Sri Lankan habitat attracts great quantities of shrimp, a favourite food of the great blue whale. Population of this whale species in the area is estimated at between 600 and 1500 for these 100 foot giants…

The government of Sri Lanka has not yet approved this move fearing a loss in shipping traffic. The shipping industry replies that at great effort from within their industry they have solid agreement within their industry to support this important move. A win/win for both whales and shipping.

 

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