Harlingen - Granted, it does not look really nice, but if it is properly dissecting this minke whale delivers a wealth of new information. Employees of Naturalis get the nine meter long mammal Tuesday in Harlingen apart to learn more about the cause of death. The animal washed ashore Sunday to Razende Bol on Texel.
With large knives, the team of Naturalis in the morning begun decompose. The animals are normally only found in the deeper parts of the North Sea. It happens on average once every three years that a minke whale washed ashore in the Netherlands.