Bewick’s Swans leaving their roost in the Evros Delta, 02/02/2016 (photo Didier Vangeluwe).

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.

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)

European Humans Underwent Hefty Shuffle at the End of Last Ice Age

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Reinout Verbeke

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).

Two humpback whales in our waters

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Sigrid Maebe

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

Fishing on board of RV Belgica (picture ILVO).

News from the research vessel RV Belgica

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Sigrid Maebe

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

Fishhook in the stomach of the seal.

Dead Seal with Fishhook in Stomach

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Sigrid Maebe
A seal that stranded in Blankenberge this week has been examined. The animal died a painful death from a hook in the stomach.


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