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From sperm whale to PET bottle...what washes up in Zeeland?

This sperm whale has washed ashore at Domburg on the 1st of December 2017, which attracted a lot of attention.

Sperm whales are very special marine mammals. You can discover here how special they really are: they are the deepest divers, have the biggest brains, have the best candle wax in their heads and sometimes poop some very precious ambergris!
But much more is washing up in Zeeland! Big and small, alive and dead, (very) old and new … seaweeds, shells, pipe heads, shark teeth, hooded seal, bottlenose dolphin, minke whales, harbour porpoise and … plastic, loads of plastic! Bah!!