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WiseNight
25/08/2021

WISENIGHT: European Researchers Night at the Museum

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Siska Van Parys

Join us in Brussels for the free two-day science festival WiseNight: marvel at the wonders of land, water and space research and discover what being a scientist is all about! The festival is part of the European Researchers’ Night, taking place everyw

RIP Grey seal Oscar, Wenduine beach, 12 August 2021 (Image: Fire Brigade De Haan)
13/08/2021

Autopsy of grey seal Oscar confirms natural death due to advanced age

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Kelle Moreau

In the morning of 12 August 2021, a grey seal, known to beach visitors as "Oscar", was found dead on the beach of Wenduine.

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Aerial view on Belgian offshore wind farm. (Image: RBINS)
20/07/2021

Offshore wind farms increase carbon storage in seabeds – useful knowledge for marine spatial planning and climate change models

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Kelle Moreau

Marine animals that grow on offshore wind turbines (such as mussels) affect the sea floor. We already knew that, but thanks to recent Belgian-Dutch research results, we now know exactly how important this effect is.  The results were presented in two recently published papers.

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Scientific News
Book 'Insectes du Monde'
16/07/2021

Taxonomists publish 'Insect Bible'

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Reinout Verbeke

Experts have assembled 1.848 pages of knowledge about all insect orders in a new two-volume book: Les Insectes du Monde (in French). The first part is a practical guide to determine the different insect groups, while the second volume features illustrations.

Bottlenose dolphin seeks the company of divers, 26 February 2021, Belgian part of the North Sea (© RBINS/A. Norro)
05/07/2021

Scientific divers are visited by two Bottlenose dolphins

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Kelle Moreau

On 26 February, two Bottlenose dolphins accompanied scientists during an entire dive near the Westhinder measuring platform in the south-western part of the Belgian North Sea.

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