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Two Mystacodon selenensis individuals diving down to catch eagle rays along the seafloor of a shallow cove off the coast of present-day Peru. CREDIT Alberto Gennari.
11/05/2017

Baleen Whales’ Ancestors Were Toothy Suction Feeders

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Reinout Verbeke

Modern whales’ ancestors probably hunted and chased down prey, but somehow, those fish-eating hunters evolved into filter-feeding leviathans.

An adult Falcon nourishing the three chicks (photo: RBINS)
06/04/2017

Falcons for Everyone 2017: Live Streaming of 3 Nests

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Reinout Verbeke

Falcons for Everyone is back and bigger than ever! This spring, you can live stream the daily life of 3 falcon families in Brussels, from the hatching of the eggs to the first flight of the young falcons.

Visual PlateoNIGHT
04/04/2017

Party for Ben: PlateoNIGHT

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Charlotte Degueldre

On Friday (21st April) from 7-11pm it’s PlateoNIGHT at the Museum!

Aircraft
30/03/2017

Aerial Surveillance Results 2016

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Sigrid Maebe

In 2016 RBINS flew a total of 273 hours on missions to observe the North Sea from the air. Our operators detected 33 instances of pollution caused by vessels at sea: 13 operational discharges and 20 accidental discharges.

De Dendermonde Mammoth gets a makeover. The skeleton belongs to the collections of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, and is in the Vleeshuismuseum of Dendermonde since 1975. (Photo: Anthonie Hellemond)
20/03/2017

The Dendermonde Mammoth Gets a Makeover

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Reinout Verbeke

Pyrite threatened a palaeontological treasure: the mammoth of Dendermonde, part of our collection. Museum employees and volunteers came together to restore the skeleton.

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