I’m sitting at home, tucked up in my nice, warm office, and just got a message from Sea Watch Foundation. They want me to tell you all about the problems that have been going on in the UK with all the poor, poor sperm whales.
We get many types of whale species in the UK – minke whale, fin whale, pilot whale, killer whale and many others including the sperm whale. These are the curious looking ones with the huge, square heads (Moby Dick is a sperm whale!!)
Well, some sperm whales recently got themselves into a lot of trouble. Sea Watch Foundation (SWF) call it – The largest sperm whale stranding EVER recorded in the North Sea. Tweet: 29 sperm whales ended up stuck and stranded on beaches dying!!!
SWF have put this really useful map together which shows when and where the strandings took place.
It’s hard to believe that so many whales have died, isn’t it!? Why has this happened?? SWF say it’s to do with the whales following squid (which they just adore to eat) into an area of sea which was too shallow for them. So sad :o((
To find out more about this, and see some pictures of what happened too, then click here.