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Commander Tabureau, Commander Van Tricht, Operational Director RBINS Patrick Roose (picture J.Urbain, mil.be).
18/09/2015

New commander on RV Belgica

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On Friday the 11th of September 2015, Bernard Tabureau took over the command of the oceanographic research vessel RV Belgica from Luc Van Tricht in Temse.

'The Gallery of Humankind - Our evolution, our body' was nominated for the International Design and Communication Award (IDCA), in the category 'Best Scenography for a Permanent Collection' (Photos: RBINS and Koen Broos)
09/09/2015

Gallery of Humankind got bronze at International Design and Communciation Awards 2015

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Reinout Verbeke
Artists’ impression of three individuals of the extinct beaked whale Messapicetus gregarious. They feed on sardines close to the water surface, along the coast of what is now Peru. (Image: A. Gennari)
09/09/2015

Fossilised Meal Illustrates Habitat Shift of Beaked Whales

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Reinout Verbeke

Our colleague, palaeontologist Olivier Lambert, has found a 9 million year old fossil of a beaked whale and its last meal. This extremely rare find suggests that part of the beaked whales lived close to the water surface at that time, while the modern species are deep divers.

Biodiversity hotspot in the sea (picture A.Norro RBINS).
16/07/2015

Hotspot for Biodiversity in the North Sea Rediscovered

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Belgian biologists have rediscovered a hotspot for underwater life in the North Sea. In the vicinity of a few sandbanks along the Belgian coast, the fauna is flourishing just like it was a hundred years ago.

Barbatodon transylvanicus, the oldest fossil mammal with red teeth. (photo: Thierry Smith, RBINS)
16/07/2015

A Prehistoric Mammal with Blood Red Teeth

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Charlotte Degueldre

Our colleague and palaeontologist Thierry Smith has discovered a 70 million year old mammal with red teeth in Transylvania, Romania. Iron strengthened Barbatodon transylvanicus’ incisors and molars and gave them their red colour.

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