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Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, in better times. (By Paulo R C M Jr., from Wikimedia Commons)
05/09/2018

Standing In Solidarity With the National Museum of Brazil

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Reinout Verbeke

On Sunday evening, a massive fire devastated the National Museum of Brazil. Founded 200 years ago, the museum is Brazil's oldest scientific institution and one of the largest and most renowned museums in Latin America, with a collection of 20 million artifacts and specimens.

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Museum News
Grey seal in the harbour of Nieuwpoort on 17 January 2017 (foto: T. Hubin/RBINS).
24/08/2018

Marine Mammals in Belgium in 2017

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Kelle Moreau

Our marine scientists summarise the available information on marine mammals in Belgium in an annual report.

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Scientific News
The Coast guard aircraft, equipped with the sniffer sensor. (Photo: RBINS/SURV)
23/08/2018

Belgian Coast Guard Leading in the International Fight against Air Pollution above the Sea

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Kelle Moreau

Since 2016, a so-called 'sniffer' sensor has been used onboard the Belgian Coast Guard aircraft to check for environmental and nautical violations. This sensor allows the sulfur content in the fuel to be derived on the basis of measurements made in the emissions of ships above the sea.

Opening of the colloquium by Ms. Pisani, Managing Director of RBINS. (Photo: RBINS/T. Hubin)
23/08/2018

Biodiversity for development, a way forward to the Sustainable Development Goals

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Kelle Moreau

Five years of successful integration of biodiversity in the Belgian development cooperation forms the basis for further cooperation. In the week of 28 May to 1 June 2018, the involved Belgian and foreign partners gathered in Brussels.

The snake Opisthotropis spenceri ripping a crab under water (photo: Nirut Chomngam)
18/07/2018

How to eat crab without hands?

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Charlotte Degueldre

While opening and eating crabs represents a challenge for many people as they do not know how to rightly use the designated utensils, some animals manage to do it without tools and even without hands!

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