Sunday, 13 October 2013

Maldives Update

Have been on a whale-watching trip with Dr Charles Anderson sailing around the Maldives this past week and despite a choppy sea, which is a direct result of the cyclone currently causing such devastation in India, we had a highly successful week. The undoubted highlight was this Persian Shearwater that constitutes the 1st record for the Maldives – only a shame nobody else on the ship got on to it!

Persian Shearwater - 1st Record for Maldives. Not a great photo but.....

The other ‘biggie’ was a mother and calf of Longman’s Beaked Whale – considered to be the rarest whale in the world at one time.

Longman's Beaked Whale - note the dark vertical band behind the 'melon'.....

The full story will follow soon, to include Whale Shark, snorkelling with Manta Rays and Black-tipped Reef Sharks, Jouanin's Petrel, Tropical Shearwater and a few more cetaceans….

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