Growing Traffic in Sri Lanka’s Waters Threatens Blue Whales

Growing Traffic in Sri Lanka’s Waters Threatens Blue Whales

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Whale vertebrae. Photo source: ©© chrisstreeter

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In early April, whale watchers off this country’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.

Fifteen miles off the southern coast of Sri Lanka is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, and whales are known to swim regularly inside them…

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