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Digital elevation models of the wreck sites: A: SS Sansip; B: SS Samvurn; C: SS Neutron; D: SS Nippon (Baeye et al 2016).

Detection of Shipwrecks in Ocean Colour Satellite Imagery

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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.

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

The Incredible Evros Delta

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5100, 5300, maybe even 6000! That is the number of Bewick’s swans counted the last days by ornithologists working for the Evros Delta National Park. The previous record was set around 4500 individuals seen during the previous winter.

Humpback whales in our waters (picture F.Kerckhof-OD Nature).

Two Humpback Whales in Our Waters

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

Fishing on board of RV Belgica (picture ILVO).

News from the Research Vessel RV Belgica

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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 Fish hook in Stomach

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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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