Why do sperm whales keep getting into difficulty off our coastline?

Two whales have washed up at Hunstanton in recent weeks. Credit: ITV News Anglia

As the number of sperm whales dying on our beaches rises, we've spoken to an Evolutionary Biologist about why this tragic event keeps happening.

It's after another whale was spotted off the Norfolk coast at Mundesley today (February 9) - sparking a desperate search from the local coastguard.

Can this latest whale survive?

Why is the North Sea so dangerous?

Dogger Bank works as a natural trap. Credit: ITV News Anglia

How severe is the current situation?

The whales struggle to survive in such shallow waters. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Is there anything more that we can do to help the whales?

Unfortunately, there isn't much that can be done once the whales have beached themselves. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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