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 was once a town dedicated to the whaling industry. Today, we no longer strive to kill these huge, majestic animals, but to save their lives instead. Especially now that, with increasing frequency and for reasons that remain unclear, we are finding them stranded in shallow water. The Harlingen fountain depicts a highly life-like sperm whale. He lays by the South pier as if lost, although from time to time his powerful spout provides a clear sign of life. The Whale fountain illustrates the enormous effects of human activity on all living creatures in the sea.