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Richard Smith receives the prize
10/12/2014

Richard Smith Receives Morris Skinner Prize

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Reinout Verbeke

Richard Smith, scientific collaborator at our Institute, has won the Morris Skinner Prize for his contribution to vertebrate palaeontology. Smith is honoured especially for the Dormaal collection of fossil vertebrates from the early Eocene. 

Grey seal
27/11/2014

Grey Seals Predate on Harbour Porpoises

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In the Netherlands, research of stranded porpoises showed that almost 20% of them had been killed by grey seals.

Phryganistria heusii yentuensis, second largest insect in the world.
27/11/2014

New Species of Stick Insect is Second Largest Insect in the World

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian biologists have discovered three new stick insect species in Vietnam. One of them is 32 centimetres long and the second largest insect on earth.

Artist impression of Cambaytherium thewissi
20/11/2014

Fossils Suggest Horses' Ancestors Originated in India

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Reinout Verbeke

Fossils suggest the ancestor of horses and rhinos originated on the Asian subcontinent while it was still an island.

Windmills Thorntonbank
18/11/2014

Prosecution of Dutch Ships Following Contraventions at Belgian Wind Farm

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There have been several recent infringements by Dutch fishermen in Belgian wind farm zones, where it is forbidden to sail and fish. Belgium cannot enforce sanctions on these fishermen because the matter falls under the competence of the flag state.

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