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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.

Visual van de dag “Biodiversiteit en ontwikkeling: erfgoed op wereldschaal” op 26.11.2015

Biodiversity and Development Cooperation – Two Sides of the Same Coin

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Reinout Verbeke

How can we protect biodiversity in developing countries, and stimulate their development in a sustainable manner at the same time?

Birds are measured and ringed.

Follow Migration of 270 Bird Species Online

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Our Institute's Ringing Scheme (BeBirds) has a new website where you can follow the migration of more than 270 bird species.

Group picture of the European Youth Parliament preparation.

Blue Society Launch in Brussels

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On 18 November 2015, European leaders in marine and maritime research, governance and business have met in the European Parliament in Brussels, together with young citizens, to collaborate in building a Blue Society that prioritises a collective and sustainable management of the ocean.

Fin whale on stern of ship (J.Haelters, OD Nature)

Common Fin Whale in Ghent

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On November 9th 2015 a whale was found on a ship in the port of Ghent. Marine mammal specialist Jan Haelters of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is responsible for the further scientific research of the whale.


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