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Leatherback turtle in the shrimp nets (© Kevin Van Thomme/bemanning O190)
05/11/2020

Leatherback turtle caught and released

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Kelle Moreau

On the 28th of October, the crew of the fishing vessel O190 Renilde experienced a shocking moment. Around 19:30 they encountered nothing less than a Leatherback turtle in their nets along the coast of Middelkerke/Ostend!

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Visiting the museum virtually through the Google Arts and Culture platform.
02/11/2020

#NaturalsciencesAtHome

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Reinout Verbeke

If you can’t come to our Museum, we have to bring the Museum to your living room! Here’s an update of what we have posted on our social media with #NaturalsciencesAtHome

The Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni), a fish that swims around in nightmares ...
30/10/2020

Top 5 most Creepy Things Alive #NatureistheCreepiestShow

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Siska Van Parys

No Halloween night at the Museum this year, but don't despair! Here is our Top 5 Most Creepy Things Alive to cheer you up ... or hunt your dreams?

The New Guinea Singing Dog belongs to one of at least five lineages that split off from the ancestral dog population during the Last Ice Age. (Photo: Nathan Rupert)
29/10/2020

Study of Ancient Dog DNA Traces Canine Diversity to the Ice Age

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Reinout Verbeke

A global study of ancient dog DNA presents evidence that there were different types of dogs more than 11,000 years ago in the period immediately following the Ice Age.

Top: Cha-Am leaf-toed gecko (Dixonius pawangkhananti), Bottom: Ranong leaf-toed gecko (Dixonius dulayaphitakorum), both (c) Montri Sumontha
22/10/2020

Unexpected Discovery of Two New Gecko Species in Thailand

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Siska Van Parys

A team of researchers from Thailand and Belgium discovered two new gecko species, in two very unexpected places: next to a famous Buddhist temple in Cha-Am and in the middle of the city Ranong.

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