It's a beautiful day to be on the water a few kilometers off the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
Within view of shore the spinner dolphins twist and turn energetically, flying fish launch out of the water and cruise for what seems like ages, and a manta ray gracefully glides under my boat. In the safety of my 20-foot research boat. I am the biggest thing on the water.
Suddenly, a blue whale emerges close by, and as it breaks the surface it exhales. This creature is so immense that the vertical tower of mist that escapes from its blowholes is taller than my boat is long.… Seguir leyendo »