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Sole larva (copyright: Hans Hillewaert)
15/12/2017

Will climate change lead to more sole in the North Sea?

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Kelle Moreau

The common sole (Solea solea) is a flatfish with a high economical value (e.g. representing up to 40% of the annual profit of the Belgian fishery in recent years), that is therefore subject to a strong fishing pressure.

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Extremely well-preserved fossil of Halszkaraptor escuilliei from Mongolia, still partly embedded in rock. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)
06/12/2017

Stolen Dinosaur Skeleton Turns Out To Be Swimming Raptor

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Reinout Verbeke

An international team of scientists, along with Belgian palaeontologists, has described a new dinosaur that could swim. It is the first time this adaptation has been found so clearly in a dinosaur.

Cover of the new monitoring report (Image KBIN)
05/12/2017

Environmental impact of offshore windfarms in Belgium

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Kelle Moreau

To monitor the ecological impact of wind turbines at sea, our institute coordinates an extensive monitoring programme that detects the environmental effects. The programme is fully operational since 2008.

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Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi, een gecko co-described by Olivier Pauwels in 2012. (photo: Lee Grismer)
04/12/2017

Scientists Finish ‘Atlas of life’

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Jonas Van Boxel

An international team of researchers has made a catalogue of all reptiles on Earth. It is the last chapter in the ‘Atlas of life’, the first global review of all vertebrates on our planet. The atlas can be an important tool for the conservation of wildlife.

Artist's impression of Matheronodon provincialis, a new species of dinosaur with scissor-like teeth (image: Lukas Panzarin)
26/10/2017

Palaeontologists Discovered a ‘Primitive Iguanodon’ With Scissor-like Teeth

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Reinout Verbeke

A team of Belgian and French palaeontologists has described a new dinosaur species that had scissor-like teeth.

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