Trincomalee sunrise

Foreword


It is April 2012. Howard Martenstyn, already en route to Kalpitiya, is calling to say he is proceeding to investigate reports of a large number of sperm whales. Soon he is at sea with the whales, reporting a northward movement. Focusing on the sea around, he observes squid on the surface, leading us to believe this was perhaps more a gathering for feeding than a suspected migration; a theory yet to be conclusively established scientifically proposes that these sperm whales move between Oman and Sri Lanka. In the coming days, an estimated feeding aggregation of one hundred and fifty sperm whales will be observed off the Kalpitiya peninsula. It is perhaps the largest gathering recorded off Sri Lanka.

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