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Friday, May 11, 2012

Heartbreaking images of dead blue whale struck by container vessel while sleeping in busy shipping lane

- Body found floating on surface of Indian Ocean off southern tip of Sri Lanka

- Experts want to highlight blue whales' plight in a bid to reduce ship strikes

These heartbreaking images show the body of a majestic blue whale fatally injured as it slept in a busy shipping lane.

It was spotted floating near the surface of the Indian Ocean off the southern tip of Sri Lanka.

A gaping wound shows the horrific point of impact with the bow of the ship - leaving the gentle giant's tail fin in tatters.


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