Sunday, 4 August 2019 The Indian Ocean is home to one of the most diverse whale populations in the world – as many as 18 species live there. And no one can get you closer to these hauntingly mysterious creatures than American wildlife photographer Patrick Dykstra. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti joined Dykstra as they went swimming with whales in the waters off Sri Lanka.
Occurred on July 16, 2019 / Saint Simons Island, Georgia, USA Info from Licensor: "An estimated 25 pilot whales washed ashore on Saint Simon's East Beach. Glynn County beachgoers teamed up to save whales. All but 3 whales made it back to see after beaching themselves again 500 meters up coastline."
India's amphibious warship Indian Navy Ship (INS) Jalashwa, which has been deployed to bring back the stranded citizens from Iran under Operation Samudra Setu, has departed from Bandar Abbas port on June 25 with 687 Indians aboard for Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. INS Jalashwa reached the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran on June 24. On June 11, INS Shardul had brought back 233 Indians from Iran. Operation Samudra Setu is a part of Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded citizens overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu on May 08 to repatriate Indian citizens. INS Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2,874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin. On June 23, INS Airavat brought back 198 Indians from Maldives.
Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka arrived at Colombo Airport for the special Air India flight AI 1202 for repatriation. This is the 3rd phase of Vande Bharat Mission. The Indian nationals thanked the Indian government and Indian High Commission for their evacuation.
Indian Naval Ship Shardul on June 11 safely docked at the harbour in Gujarat's Porbandar bringing back 233 stranded Indians from Iran. Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian nationals stuck abroad. The operation commenced on May 08. Indian Navy evacuated 2,874 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka by INS Jalashwa and INS Magar so far.
Australia bowler Kane Richardson has backed the International Cricket Council’s move to hold off on deciding the fate of the T20 World Cup. The tournament, hosted by Australia, is due to kick off in October, and the ICC said it was exploring “a number of contingency plans” due to the coronavirus pandemic but continues to prepare as if it will go ahead as normal. Sri Lanka are due to play Ireland in the opening match of the tournament in Geelong, near Melbourne, with 16 teams playing 44 games ahead of a final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in November.
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Authorities say one whale calf has been found dead on a beach on the Hawaii island of Maui near where 10 other whales were found stranded alive. Veterinarians... USATODAY.com Also reported by •Seattle Times