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19/02/2016

Marine Mammals in Belgium: Report of 2014

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Sigrid Maebe

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences coordinates the research of marine mammals. The report of 2014 has just been released and the 2015 report will follow soon.

Digital elevation models of the wreck sites: A: SS Sansip; B: SS Samvurn; C: SS Neutron; D: SS Nippon (Baeye et al 2016).
15/02/2016

Detection of Shipwrecks in Ocean Colour Satellite Imagery

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Sigrid Maebe

In the publication “Detection of shipwrecks in ocean colour satellite imagery” researchers from Belgium and Northern Ireland explain how satellite images can be used to detect shipwrecks at our coast.

Bewick’s Swans leaving their roost in the Evros Delta, 02/02/2016 (photo Didier Vangeluwe).
05/02/2016

The Incredible Evros Delta

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Sigrid Maebe

5100, 5300, maybe even 6000! That’s the number of Bewick’s Swans counted the last days by the ornithologists working for the Evros Delta National Park. The previous record was set around 4500 individuals seen during the previous winter.

Human bone fragments from the Goyet caves (Belgium), between 27,000 en 35,000 years old and belonging to haplogroups M or N. (Photo: Eric Dewamme, RBINS)
04/02/2016

European Humans Underwent Hefty Shuffle at the End of Last Ice Age

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Reinout Verbeke

European populations changed dramatically at the end of the last Ice Age. This is what scientists have revealed as a result of DNA analysis of more than thirty fossils from six countries.

Humpback whales in our waters (picture F.Kerckhof-OD Nature).
29/01/2016

Two humpback whales in our waters

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Sigrid Maebe

Yesterday evening, 28 January 2016, 2 whales were observed in shallow waters off Oostende, Belgium.

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