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Researcher Maarten Van Steenberge visits a fish market in Uganda (c) Maarten Van Steenberge, RBINS
20/04/2020

Catfish Genes Key to Evolution of the African Landscape

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Siska Van Parys

Researchers have reconstructed historical changes in the African landscape using the evolutionary history of the African sharptooth catfish. They were able to date important geological and climatic events, such as periods of severe drought, more precisely than ever before.

Skeleton of the 125 million years old adult small crocodile Bernissartia fagesii exposed in the Gallery of Dinosaurs. (Photo: RBINS)
06/04/2020

Scan of Small Crocodile of Bernissart Reveals New Details

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Reinout Verbeke

125 million years ago a small crocodilian was living in our regions alongside the famous iguanodons. Now, the skull of ‘the small Bernissart crocodile’ has been scanned.

Falcons for Everyone 2020
02/04/2020

Observing two couples of Peregrine falcons who installed their nests in Brussels

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Reinout Verbeke

Nature and its lifecycles enter our houses and our day to day lives, during this strange period of confinement …

Currently, the existing and proposed Marine Protected Areas largely overlap with the Areas of Ecological Significance. (© Hindell et al. 2020, Nature)
19/03/2020

Tracking Predators to Protect Southern Ocean Ecosystems

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Kelle Moreau

An international group of scientists has mapped the « hotspots » of biodiversity in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

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A snake inside a snake: the cobra Naja samarensis has eaten the rare terrestrial snake Cyclocorus nuchalis nuchalis. (Photo: RBINS, Jonathan Brecko)
13/03/2020

CT Scan Reveals a Rare Snake Inside a Snake

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Reinout Verbeke

You know the Russian matryoshka dolls? Well, while CT scanning a Samar cobra snake from our collections, we found another snake inside: a rare species of about the same size! 

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