Press Releases 2016

Strandings of Whales on the North Sea Shore

Since 8 January 2016 a total of 12 sperm whales have been found dead or alive in several areas of Dutch and German waters of the North Sea: Six animals were found at the Dutch island of Texel, two at Wangerooge, one at Eversand between Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven, two drifting near Helgoland and one near Büsum. Five of the sperm whales stranded at Texel were alive, the other animal had already died by the time it was detected.more