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One of our palaeontologists, Floréal Solé, holding the mandible of the oldest carnivoran mammal of Europe. (Photo: Thierry Smith, RBINS)
19/02/2016

Oldest Carnivoran Mammal of Europe Discovered

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Reinout Verbeke

Researchers of our Institute have described the oldest mammalian predator of Europe. Vassacyon prieuri from Northern France is 57 million years old and is considered the earliest ancestor of modern-day cats and dogs.

Porpoise
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.

Logo Balkan Tattoo Circus
15/02/2016

MNF 2016: welcome to our Balkan Tattoo Circus!

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Charlotte Degueldre

For the Museum Night Fever 2016 on 5th March, between 7pm and 1am, the Museum of Natural Sciences becomes the Balkan Tattoo Circus!

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.

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