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How Sri Lanka’s Blue Whales Spurred A New Marine Conservation Model

Presented by New England Aquarium at Online/Virtual Space

Jun 01 2021
How Sri Lanka’s Blue Whales Spurred A New Marine Conservation Model

Virtual lecture on Sri Lanka’s blue whales and ocean conservation features acclaimed marine biologist Asha de Vos.

Join this New England Aquarium Lecture Series event featuring internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan marine biologist Dr. Asha de Vos, who aims to change how we think about and carry out marine conservation. Fresh out of St. Andrews College, and while working on a whale research vessel as a deckhand, she discovered a unique population of blue whales that inhabit the waters around Sri Lanka year round. This groundbreaking discovery—previously, all blue whales were thought to be migratory—and

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