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Artistic reconstruction of two individuals of Peregocetus, one standing along the rocky shore of nowadays Peru and the other preying upon sparid fish. The presence of a tail fluke remains hypothetical. (A. Gennari)
04/04/2019

Four-Legged Whale Ancestors Reached South America in an Otter-Like Swimming Style

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Reinout Verbeke

A four-legged whale from Peru indicates that early whales crossed the South Atlantic before 42.6 million years ago and may have propelled like otters: with a robust tail and webbed fingers on their long feet.

Die fossile Hand eines Tieres reißt eine Oberfläche mit ihren scharfen Krallen. (Foto: Thierry Hubin / KBIN)
02/04/2019

Back from the Past

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Charlotte Degueldre

Das Geheimnis wird am 7. Mai im Museum enthüllt.....

The future research vessel © Freire Shipyard/Rolls-Royce Marine AS
01/03/2019

Vote for the name of our new research vessel!

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Charlotte Degueldre

On 6 November 2018, the cabinet Science Policy launched a competition for secondary schools to propose a name for the new Belgian oceanographic research vessel, which we expect at the end of 2020. Several schools have shown their most original side.

Visual MNF 2019 (c) Brussels Museums
30/01/2019

MNF 2019 | US Sport Party

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Charlotte Degueldre

Give me an M

Give me an N

Give me an F

MNF!

A wild bee of the Halictidae family (©Alain Pauly, RBINS) in front of a tiny part of its DNA sequence
21/12/2018

Tested and approved: affordable application of new DNA sequencing technologies

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Siska Van Parys

Scientists of our institute and the RMCA (Royal Museum for Central Africa) have successfully applied a technique enabling the collection of DNA of many specimens at a relatively cheap cost.

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