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16/12/2020

Wind Farms as Suppliers of Energy and Mussels

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Kelle Moreau

The cultivation of mussels in Belgian offshore wind farms is both biologically and technically feasible, according to research carried out by our scientists and their partners within the Edulis project. The economic feasibility depends on solving technical challenges.

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The unfortunate minke whale on the beach of Bredene (Picture RBINS/MUMM_J. Haelters)
15/12/2020

Minke Whale Washed Ashore on the Beach of Bredene

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Kelle Moreau

A young minke whale that was washed ashore on Bredene beach on 11 December turned out to have a very unfortunate history: an empty stomach, intestines full of parasites and an abnormal spine. To make matters worse, two broken mandibles added to the problems.

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Collection of skulls from the medieval Coxyde abbey cemetery. (Photo: RBINS)
01/12/2020

Researchers to Make An Inventory of Human Remains in the Belgian Collections

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Reinout Verbeke

A team of researchers coordinated by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) are carrying out a survey to make an inventory of human remains in Belgian museums, research institutes and private collections, which will include human remains from colonial times.

Fishermen on Lake Tanganyika © Charlotte Huyghe
19/11/2020

East Congolese Fishermen Denounce Lack of Safety on Lake Tanganyika

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Siska Van Parys

Fishermen on Lake Tanganyika in DR Congo experience a lack of safety and demand a more honest enforcement of current regulations regarding overfishing and illegal material.

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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