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

Fishing on board of RV Belgica (picture ILVO).
12/01/2016

News from the research vessel RV Belgica

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After a long period of technical problems, the oceanographic research vessel RV Belgica is back at sea!

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