This video is called Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena).
Dutch biologist Mardik Leopold recently investigated what harbour porpoises eat. He found out (translated):
To find out, he studied the stomach contents of 829 porpoises that had washed up between 2005 and 2014 on the Dutch coast.
In the stomachs Leopold found some seventy different prey species. Four types of prey are really important: gobies, cod species, sand eels and herring species. The staple food of young porpoises consists mainly of gobies, says Leopold. “As they get older and bigger they need bigger fish such as whiting and fatter fish such as herring, sprat and sandeel.”
This November 2015 video shows a sheep flock in the sand dunes near the North Sea coast, in South Holland province in the Netherlands; from the air.
This video says about itself:
Volkswagen Now Investigated For Tax Evasion
24 November 2015
Daily paper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and broadcasters NDR and WDR said in a joint report, German public prosecutors have launched an investigation into suspected tax evasion in connection with the emissions scandal that has rocked carmaker Volkswagen. Citing a spokesman for prosecutors in Braunschweig near Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, they said on Tuesday the investigation focuses on five Volkswagen employees and concerns several million euros of evaded tax payments linked to rigging of CO2 emissions.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:
Volkswagen has promised Minister of Finance Dijsselbloem to repay environmental subsidies to car owners overpaid by the government.
The diesel cars of Volkswagen subsequently proved to be much less environmentally friendly than the company pretended. However, the buyers of the cars in the Netherlands did get environmental subsidies for supposedly ‘clean’ cars, like a lower bpm (purchase tax) or a lower tax liability for lease car drivers.
So, the government has spent taxpayers’ money wrongly. Volkswagen has promised to pay it all back. How much money is involved is not known yet. That depends on new calculations of the actual CO2 emissions of the cars by the German technical inspection agency KBA.
This 23 November 2015 music video is about black-tailed godwits. Now that the black-tailed godwit has been voted national bird of the Netherlands, singer Syb van der Ploeg wrote this song about that bird.
This video shows a northern wheatear during migration, resting on heathland in the Netherlands.
Michael de Vries made this video.
This is an otter video from Poland.
Translated from Alterra Wageningen in the Netherlands:
Friday, November 20th, 2015
The number of otters in the Netherlands has again increased last year, as evidenced by the latest monitoring data, from the winter of 2014/2015, which are now available. However, this does not apply to the spatial distribution, otters have barely expanded into new areas. There is mainly compaction in the areas where the otter already occurred. Unlike in previous years, there was no further loss of genetic variation due to inbreeding.
This is a video about a kingfisher on a fishing rod in the Netherlands.
Cees van Kempen made the video.