A blue whale dives within a busy shipping highway off southern Sri Lanka. ASHA DE VOS/OCEANSWELL

2018 Pritzker Finalist Asha De Vos in Forbes: What’s It Like To Be Sri Lanka’s First Whale Biologist?

Sri Lanka is an island nation with more than 8000 square miles of territorial waters, home to 29 documented species of marine mammals, including five large whale species – but until Asha de Vos came along, very little was known about these creatures.