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The Sowerby’s beaked whale of Nieuwpoort and Wenduine arriving at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Merelbeke, 8 August 2020. Image: RBINS/J. Haelters
08/10/2021

Marine mammals in Belgium in 2020

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Kelle Moreau

In a new report, the RBINS summarises the results of the monitoring and research of marine mammals in Belgium in 2020. Relatively few harbour porpoises washed ashore, while seals continued to gain a foothold.

Plastic fibres in water from the port of Zeebrugge, filtered through a 100 μm sieve (photographed by microscope). Image: RBINS/C. De Schrijver
21/09/2021

Plastic pollution in the Belgian North Sea: fish safe to eat and plastic fibres everywhere

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Kelle Moreau

More than three quarters of all waste in the Belgian North Sea consists of macroplastics (larger particles of plastic waste), and this is a major source of pollution, especially in the coastal zone.

Impression of the exhibition Sea Force © Technopolis
01/07/2021

Dive into the future at brand-new exhibition Sea Force

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Kelle Moreau

As of this summer, Mechelen is the place to be for an extraordinary day out by the sea.

One of the two peregrine falcons nesting at the ULB watches over the 5 eggs laid (photo : RBINS)
09/04/2021

Falcons For Everyone 2021

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Charlotte Degueldre

Falcons for Everyone is back! Until May 3rd, you can follow the daily lives of two falcon families in Brussels live: watch as the couples hatch, when the chicks come out of their egg and when they finally fly out of the nest.

The Belgian coast guard aircraft OO-MMM. © NL Coastguard
06/04/2021

North Sea aerial surveys in 2020

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Kelle Moreau

In 2020, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) performed a total of 158 flight hours over the North Sea in the framework of the national programme of aerial surveys.

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