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Belgian Ant Atlas

The creation of the first Belgian Ant Atlas is a fact! For the publication,  [read more...]

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FIRST OBSERVATION OF A DWARF SPERM WHALE IN BELGIUM

31/01/2017 - Sigrid Maebe


On Sunday the 22nd of January 2017 there was a special observation at sea: a very rare marine mammal, a dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) has been spotted near Ostend! 

Update 21 March 2017: it became clear it was... [read more...]

HUMPBACK WHALE IN BELGIAN WATERS

04/09/2013 - MUMM


On September 3, RBINS made an observation flight above Belgian waters for monitoring of marine mammals and pollution control.

Our operators observed 30 porpoises, of which some mothers with calves, and some seals. At the end of the... [read more...]

A MINKE WHALE IN NIEUWPOORT

11/03/2013 - MUMM


On Sunday 10 March 2013, a minke whale was washed ashore on the beach of Nieuwpoort. The animal was brought to the University of Liège where there will be a scientific autopsy.

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DOG WHELK BACK AFTER 30 YEARS

28/11/2012 - Hans De Blauwe & Cedric d'Udekem d'Acoz


In the past, the dog whelk Nucella lapillus (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Muricidae) used to be a common species on jetties and groynes along the Belgian coast. During the seventies, the species became increasingly... [read more...]


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