Marine biologist, oceanographer, cetologist, educator
The Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project and The University of California Santa Cruz
Blue Whales in Sri lanka
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-are-blue-whales-so-enormous-asha-de-vos Blue whales are the largest animals on the planet, but what helps them grow to the length of a basketball court? Asha de Vos explains why the size of krill make them the ideal food for the blue whale -- it's as if the blue whale was made to eat krill (and krill was made to be eaten by the blue whale). Lesson by Asha De Vos, animation by Cognitive Media.
http://cellsoftware1.blogspot.com click this link 4 more The marine biologist Asha de Vos wants to save a little-understood population of blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka.
Marine biologist Asha de Vos describes her efforts to protect a rare blue whale species living off Sri Lanka's coast. For more CNN videos, check out our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/cnn
I am a born, bred and proud Sri Lankan. I work to save a population of blue whales, that I call The Unorthodox Whales, in the waters of the northern Indian Ocean but I also try to inspire the next generation of ocean heroes. My work has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, BBC, Channel 7 Australia, National Geographic online and in many newspapers around the world. When I am not working on my research, I can usually be found longingly hovering around, on or in the water, eating, running or telling stories about my other super-power which involves attracting weirdos...
Sri Lankan food is phenomenal and I have many favourites! Kotthu roti, hoppers, pol sambol, gotukola sambol, short eats....the list is endless - and it leaves me salivating on my key board! In general, i <3 food.