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Publications

Scientific research is the backbone of what we do

Scientific

  • Marine protected areas in Sri Lanka:
    A review

Perera N. and de Vos A. (2007)

Marine Protected Areas in Sri Lanka: A Review, Environmental Management, 40:727-737.
  • Cetacean sightings and acoustic detections in the offshore waters of Sri Lanka: March-June 2003

de Vos A., Clark R., Johnson C., Johnson G., Kerr I., Payne R. and Madsen P. T (2012)

Sightings and acoustic detections of cetaceans in the offshore waters of Sri Lanka – Spring 2003, Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 12(2), 185-193.
  • Surfacing characteristics and diving behaviour of blue whales in Sri Lankan waters

de Vos A., Christiansen, F., Harcourt R.G. and Pattiaratchi C.B. (2013)

Surfacing characteristics and diving behaviour of blue whales in Sri Lankan waters, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 449: 149-153.
  • Inter-Annual Variability in Blue Whale Distribution off Southern Sri Lanka between 2011 and 2012

de Vos A., Pattiaratchi, C.B. and Harcourt R.G. (2014)

Inter-annual variation in blue whale distribution off southern Sri Lanka between 2011 and 2012, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2: 534-550.
  • Surface circulation and upwelling patterns around Sri Lanka

de Vos A., Pattiaratchi, C.B. and Wijeratne, E.M.S. (2014)

Surface circulation and upwelling patterns around Sri Lanka, Biogeosciences Special Issue: Current biogeochemical and ecosystem research in the Northern Indian Ocean, 11:5909-5930.
  • Anthropogenic threats and conservation needs of blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus, around Sri Lanka

de Vos A., Brownell Jr, R.L., Tershy B.R. and Croll, D.A. (2016)

Anthropogenic threats and conservation needs of blue whales, Balaneoptera musculus indica, around Sri Lanka, Marine Biology, 2016:12.
  • 27 years: The longest longevity and residency record for northern Indian Ocean blue whales

de Vos A. (2016) 27 years:

The longest longevity and residency record for Northern Indian Ocean blue whales, Taprobanica, 8(1): 21-23.
  • Predicting cetacean distributions in data-poor marine ecosystems

Redfern, J. V., Moore, T. J., Fiedler, P. C., de Vos, A., Brownell, R. L., Forney, K. A., Becker, E. A. and Ballance, L. T. (2017)

Predicting cetacean distributions in data-poor marine ecosystems, Diversity and Distributions, 23: 394–408.
  • First record of Omura’s whale, Balaenoptera omurai, in Sri Lankan waters

de Vos, A. (2017)

First record of Omura’s whale, Balaenoptera omurai, in Sri Lankan waters, Marine Biodiversity Records, 10:18.
  • Sightings and acoustic detections of cetaceans in the offshore waters of Sri Lanka – Spring 2003

de Vos A., Clark R., Johnson C., Johnson G., Kerr I., Payne R. and Madsen P. T (2012)

Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 12(2), 185-193

general

  • Whales of Taprobane

Written for Serendib inflight magazine

  • A magical oceanic feeding frenzy, up close and personal, in stunning detail

  • A new approach to saving the whales

National Geographic blog

General publication.28 NOV, 2016