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Year-to-year fluctuations in seawater temperature are partly responsible for the much slower ups and downs in the abundance of marine fish stocks. This is the conclusion from a worldwide study conducted by Wageningen University &..


Continue reading 18 January 2022   36 min oud
Onbeschreven naaktslak van de familie Dorididae

Aegires sublaevis, a rare nudibranch, was recently documented in Bonaire. This nudibranch has not been reported from anywhere else in the Caribbean, and this discovery showcases again the diversity – known and unknown – of the..


Continue reading 31 December 2021   2 wkn oud
Otter kent geen grenzen meer

The otter populations in The Netherlands and Eastern Germany are growing towards each other. Genetic research has concluded that the populations in The Netherlands and Eastern Germany have met in Lower Saxony last year. This is a..


Continue reading 17 December 2021   1 maand oud
veengebied Ardennen - primair

350 scientists participated from 7 to 10 September 2021 in the 12th European Conference on Ecological Restoration, held online and organised by the University of Alicante (Spain) and SER Europe. As a result, the Conference ended..


Continue reading 16 December 2021   1 maand oud
Long spined black sea urchin (Diadema)

On October 22st, 2021, the first ever recorded Diadema sea urchins in the Caribbean were cultured on Saba. Diadema sea urchins are important grazers and can facilitate corals by reducing their competition with algae. By culturing..


Continue reading 15 December 2021   1 maand oud
Pasture and young secondary forest Brazil - Anhembi

Tropical forests are converted at an alarming rate through deforestation. A new study, published in Science, shows that regrowing tropical forests recover surprisingly fast on abandoned land. ..


Continue reading 12 December 2021   1 maand oud

Swamps, marshes, peatlands, floodplains and ponds – more than 90 percent of these European wetlands have been drained for other forms of land use. As a result many species of plants and animals have disappeared, and important..


Continue reading 11 December 2021   1 maand oud
A salp caught by multiple polyps of the branched coral Madracis aurentenra

A student at the University of Amsterdam and a staff researcher of Naturalis Biodiversity Center and University of Groningen recently published the first detailed report of hard corals digesting salps in the Caribbean. Three..


Continue reading 07 December 2021   1 maand oud
Red-bellied Racer on Saba

The red-bellied racer is a harmless snake species found only on the islands of Saba and St. Eustatius, which represent just 11 percent of the species’ original range.  Little is known about the racer, which makes it an important..


Continue reading 30 November 2021   1 maand oud

During a visit to Aruba, researchers John Janssen and André van Proosdij from Wageningen University & Research, together with Erik Houtepen from Carmabi, discovered three plant species that had never been found before on Aruba,..


Continue reading 25 November 2021   1 maand oud

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