The model of the sperm whale is milled out in full size slices which will later be put together. The whale is made by the Belgian company Zephyr Wildlife.

March 16, 2018:

March 22, 2018:
Almost all parts are ready now. The head alone is 4.5 meters long. It will hold the machine room to contain the water technique.

Harlingen used to be all about whaling. Nowadays we no longer kill these big and grandiose animals, but prefer to conserve them. For reasons that are unclear, they are now, more than ever, found stranded in shallow waters. The fountain of Harlingen is a lifelike sperm whale. He lies as if he is lost in the Zuiderpier, but, from time to time, his powerful water jet proves that he is still alive. And so ‘The Whale’ testifies to the enormous effect that man has on everything that lives in the sea.