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Excavation of the fossil skeleton of 'Balaenoptera cf. musculus' on the edge of San Giuliano Lake, Matera (photo G. Bianucci).
01/05/2019

The Largest Fossil Whale Ever Found

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Reinout Verbeke

New fossils from Italy shed light on the evolution of extreme gigantism of whales. "Large whales evolved earlier than previously thought" our colleague Felix Marx explains.

Artist’s Impression of Belgica II (© Freire Shipyard/Rolls-Royce Marine AS)
25/04/2019

The New Research Vessel Will Honour the Belgian Tradition and Sail the Seas as ‘RV Belgica II’

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Kelle Moreau

On 6 November 2018, the Cabinet of Science Policy launched a competition to determine the name of the new Belgian research vessel.

The Coastguard aircraft OO-MMM in action. (c) RBINS/MUMM
17/04/2019

Aerial Surveys over the North Sea in 2018

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Kelle Moreau

In 2018, we performed a total of 225 flight hours over the North Sea in the framework of the national programme of aerial surveys. This contribution lists the most important results, with focus on the core tasks: surveillance of marine pollution and monitoring of the marine environment.

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For litter on the beaches, the situation remains problematic. © RBINS/MUMM
10/04/2019

How Healthy Is Our North Sea?

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Kelle Moreau

The main objective of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is to achieve 'good environmental status' in the marine environment of all EU member states by 2020.

Fossil bones of a leg (tarsometatarsus) and a wing (carpometacarpus) of a Messelornithidae of Egem (early Eocene) compared to those of Messelornis cristata of Messel, Germany (middle Eocene) (Photo: Sven Tränkner and Thierry Hubin)
04/04/2019

52 Million Year Old Birds Found by Palaeontology Enthusiasts

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Charlotte Degueldre

Thanks to the excavations carried out in Egem, West Flanders, by palaeontology enthusiasts we know more about the early Eocene birds of the North Sea Basin.

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