The 2-metre-long mammal weighing 50kg appeared on the beach in Łazy, close to the seaside resort of Mielno.
VIDEO: Given its proximity to a sunken German ship named Nettlebeck, local history enthusiasts are now speculating that the wreck may be a relic from WWII’s Operation Hannibal.
The Baltic Pipe offshore gas pipeline has already reached the sea coast in north-western Poland, the Gaz-System pipeline operator has announced.
To draw attention to their beauty and promote them as worthwhile tourist attractions, Sabina Strzelecka set out to discover all of the country’s 17 lighthouses after being inspired during a beachside evening where she caught a glimpse of a distant flashing light.
At least 100 wrecks have been classified as a “high priority” because they contain significant amounts of fuel that poses a threat to the natural environment.
Practically untouched for decades, the wreck contains items ranging from military vehicles to porcelain, as well as many mysterious boxes with unknown contents, which are already capturing people’s imagination.
Identified by specialist divers as a U-649, the U-boat was a training sub and was assigned to the 5th training flotilla in Kiel, which trained crews in theory, practice with weapons and tactics, including hunting in ‘wolfpack’ formation.
The operation to move the bomb, which was most likely dropped by Hitler’s Luftwaffe at the start of the war, began at 8am and took nearly six hours before it could be exploded.