On the back of my Fin whale expeditions with Tethys and Doug Perrine in the Mediterranean, Doug wrote an article, Giants of the Undead Med, for the Spring 2016 issue of Alert Diver.
Classified as endangered worldwide, Fin whales ‘push the extremes of the animal kingdom in speed, size and feeding ecology. They are one of the largest creatures on the planet and one of the fastest swimmers in the ocean. Calculations predict a theoretical maximum speed of around 30 miles per hour’. Their movements around the Mediterranean are poorly understood and Tethys’ research is helping lift that fog and reduce ship strikes, a leading know cause of death in Fin whales.
Click here for more of the Alert Diver Spring 2016 issue.