New crab species in the Netherlands


This 28 July 2016 video shows a Dromia personata crab with an Aplidium elegans sea squirt.

On 11 August 2016, divers in the Oosterschelde estuary in Dutch Zeeland province saw a Dromia personata crab. It was the first time ever that this crab had been seen in the Netherlands. It is a species of southern European and west African coasts.

‘Fallow deer killed illegally’


This video says about itself:

Fallow Deer Rut – The Bucks are Back in Town!

8 October 2013

Simon King watches the bucks strut their stuff in the New Forest in southern England, chasing the does and scrapping with their foes!

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

‘Licence to shoot fallow deer in Zeeland was illegal’

Today, 13:17

Zeeland province should not have given permission for shooting fallow deer in two of Zeeland’s nature reserves. This the court decided today, writes regional broadcaster Omroep Zeeland.

According to the court of Zeeland and West-Brabant, the province has not proved that in the nature reserves Manteling Walcheren and Kop van Schouwen there actually are problems for the welfare of the animals in large populations. For other arguments of the provincial authorities there was insufficient evidence, according to the court.

Protected species

Fallow deer are a protected species. In principle, they should not be hunted. Provinces are allowed to grant exemptions for hunting, but that may only happen under certain conditions.

Meadow pipit on pole, video


This video shows a meadow pipit on a pole in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Sand martins on barbed wire


This 9 July 2016 video shows sand martins on barbed wire in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Sea snail on video


This video shows a Lamellaria perspicua sea snail in the Oosterschelde estuary in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

Diver Mirjam van der Sanden made the video.

Birds in Dutch Zeeland, video


This video shows birds of the Hooge Platen nature reserve in Zeeland province in the Netherlands. Including an oystercatcher with its chick, a spoonbill and various tern species nesting there.

Chanterelle fungi in Dutch Zeeland


This 25 June 2016 video is about chanterelle fungi near Westhove castle in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.