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Bewick’s Swans (Juvenile bird in the foreground). Image: RBINS/D. Vangeluwe
16/10/2021

The Odyssey of the Bewick’s Swan: traceable online from the Russian tundra to European coastal areas

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Kelle Moreau

Mystery in the world of the Bewick’s Swan: During the last 15 years, the numbers in the traditional wintering areas in the North Sea countries fell by a third, while in the Evros Delta (Greece-Turkey), a new area was colonised where the numbers rose to 9000.

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The Sowerby’s beaked whale of Nieuwpoort and Wenduine arriving at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Merelbeke, 8 August 2020. Image: RBINS/J. Haelters
08/10/2021

Marine mammals in Belgium in 2020

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Kelle Moreau

In a new report, the RBINS summarises the results of the monitoring and research of marine mammals in Belgium in 2020. Relatively few harbour porpoises washed ashore, while seals continued to gain a foothold.

Hepatitis B virus
08/10/2021

10,000 years of Hepatitis B virus evolution

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Reinout Verbeke

A new study traces the evolution of the hepatitis B virus from prehistory to the present, revealing dissemination routes and changes in viral diversity.

Winnaars van de Palaeontologica Belgica Awards en de Louis De Pauw Awards.
04/10/2021

RBINS palaeontologists win awards

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Reinout Verbeke

Two of our palaeontologists and one of our citizen scientists have received an award for their contribution to palaeontology.

The measurements for CurieuzenAir are taken next to the entrance of the Museum of Natural Sciences. (Image: RBINS)
28/09/2021

CurieuzenAir – RBINS as citizen scientist

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Kelle Moreau

Anyone who lives, works or plays sport in Brussels breathes litres of air every minute. That air is free, but it is incredibly precious and important for our health. But how good is the air quality in Brussels? CurieuzenAir calls on everyone's cooperation to find out.

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