Eight dead sperm whales have died after they were washed up on a German beach today, taking the total number of dead whales to 23 after a devastating number of beachings during the past month across northern Europe

Source: dailymail.com

  • Eight dead sperm whales have washed up on a German beach near the northern town of Friedrichskoog 
  • They were lying close to each other in the mudflats of a restricted area of the Wadden Sea national park 
  • The total number of whales dying after becoming beached on the coast of northern Europe has risen to 23 
  • Three sperm whales died after they washed up on a Skegness beach and were taken to landfill to avoid vandals  
  • Shocking pictures later emerged of ‘trophy’ hunters hacking at the bodies and stealing teeth