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Black skin in a live Black vulture (Coragyps atratus) (Photo: Michaël Nicolaï)
02/06/2020

Underneath The Feathers: Darker Bird Skin Protects Against UV Light

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Reinout Verbeke

Biologists from the University of Ghent discovered that bird skin becomes darker towards the equator. Tanned skin protects birds from harmful UV light. This evolutionary pattern was already know for humans and reptiles.

Whale skeleton
30/04/2020

3 Million Year Old Skeleton From Port of Antwerp New Puzzle Piece In Whale Evolution

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Reinout Verbeke

Paleontologists have described a new baleen whale species that swam around the North Sea some 3 million years ago. Antwerpibalaena liberatlas is an extinct cousin of the modern right whales.

Skeleton of the 125 million years old adult small crocodile Bernissartia fagesii exposed in the Gallery of Dinosaurs. (Photo: RBINS)
06/04/2020

Scan of Small Crocodile of Bernissart Reveals New Details

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Reinout Verbeke

125 million years ago a small crocodilian was living in our regions alongside the famous iguanodons. Now, the skull of ‘the small Bernissart crocodile’ has been scanned.

Falcons for Everyone 2020
02/04/2020

Observing two Peregrine falcon couples who installed their nests in Brussels

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Reinout Verbeke

Nature and its lifecycles enter our houses and our day to day lives, during this strange period of confinement …

A snake inside a snake: the cobra Naja samarensis has eaten the rare terrestrial snake Cyclocorus nuchalis nuchalis. (Photo: RBINS, Jonathan Brecko)
13/03/2020

CT Scan Reveals a Rare Snake Inside a Snake

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Reinout Verbeke

You know the Russian matryoshka dolls? Well, while CT-scanning a Samar cobra snake from our collections, we found another snake inside: a rare species of about the same size! 

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