Two more sperm whales wash up dead on Dutch beach

A sperm whale beaches on the northern Dutch island of Texel on January 14, 2016 after five others had died the previous dayTwo more sperm whales became stranded and died on the Dutch coast a day after five others, likely from the same pod, lost their lives nearby in a rare North Sea beaching, experts said Thursday. "They are two males," said Jan Boon from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), which is based on the northern Dutch island of Texel where the whales washed up. One was found near the Texel port in front of NIOZ's buildings in the village of 't Hoorntje, while the other became stranded further to the north.

January 14, 2016 9:30 pm

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