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Falcons in their nest, one month old
19/05/2015

Falcon Success Story

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Sigrid Maebe

A true success story: the four little falcons high in their nest on the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral in Brussels. The four females were born on the 8th of April and were ringed on the 28th.

Serengeti migration
30/04/2015

To Fence or Not to Fence?

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Reinout Verbeke

Large-scale fencing can hinder migratory species and lead to population collapse. An international group of biologists and ecologists identified the gaps in knowledge and provided a framework to better understand the impacts of fencing on wildlife, people and ecosystems.

Solea larva, picture by Hans Hillewaert
21/04/2015

Model for the Larval Dispersal of Sole in the North Sea

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Sigrid Maebe

PhD student Léo Barbut, from our Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, works on the sole larval dispersal in the North Sea.

Oil pollution in 2014
16/04/2015

Sea Pollution in 2014

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Sigrid Maebe

In 2014, a total of 37 marine pollution spills were observed in and around the Belgian marine areas.

Our biologist henri Robert in front of research vessel RV Sonne
07/04/2015

Scientific Trip to Study Potential Impact of Deep Sea Mining

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Reinout Verbeke

One of our biologists, Henri Robert, is on board of the new German research vessel Sonne. Together with 40 other scientists and technicians he will study the potential environmental impacts of the future mining of so-called manganese nodules in the deep sea.

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