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Grazende zeeschildpad, grazing green sea turtle

Sea turtles have been overharvested in the past, resulting in their endangered population status. But since two decades, their populations have recovered in certain areas around the world, and their ecological role is unfolding. ..

Continue reading 09 November 2022   1 maand oud
Rosse sprinkhaan

Since October 2022, Xeno-canto, the largest website for sound recordings of birds, has been updated with grasshoppers. This opens the possibility for naturalists to share recordings of grasshoppers. It also facilitates the..

Continue reading 09 November 2022   1 maand oud
Grote keizerlibel

"If no action is taken to better understand and reduce the impact of climate change on insects, we will drastically limit our chances of a sustainable future with healthy ecosystems."..

Continue reading 08 November 2022   1 maand oud
Asterionellopsis glacialis

The Wadden Sea is an extremely productive ecosystem. The food web is supported by diatoms and other primary producers. By looking at nitrogen isotopes in the food chain, dr. Philip Riekenberg could determine the source of the..

Continue reading 05 November 2022   1 maand oud

Marine mammals in the Caribbean: a threatened treasure in our waters Over the last two years, the Caribbean Cetacean Society (CCS) has been studying cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in the Lesser Antilles with the support of the..

Continue reading 25 October 2022   1 maand oud

Last May, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)‘s research intern Nina Zander requested citizens on Bonaire to complete a questionnaire. This questionnaire was part of her research into how resilient Bonairian households are..

Continue reading 22 October 2022   1 maand oud
Shark tagging

Within the Caribbean, protection for sharks and ray varies from island to island. In an effort to build a more unified network for shark and ray conservation, the Caribbean Shark Coalition (CSC) met for the first time in..

Continue reading 18 October 2022   1 maand oud
Bos in het Estische natuurgebied Meenikunno, dat behoort tot het Europese Natura 2000-netwerk

Automated approaches and remote sensing can greatly improve biodiversity monitoring. A new European consortium of partners, including researcher W. Daniel Kissling from the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, will..

Continue reading 11 October 2022   1 maand oud
Proefopstelling met algen-consumerende mosselen nadat de mosselen psychofarmaceutica in hun cellen hebben opgenomen.

More than one million people in the Netherlands are using medication against mental illnesses such as depression and psychosis. Residues of these medicines are found in waste water. After many cleansing treatments, our waste water..

Continue reading 28 September 2022   2 mnd oud
Naturalis onderzoeker Sylvia Mota de Oliveira bovenop de ATTO toren

In the heart of the Amazon Rainforest stands a three hundred meters high tower. There, Naturalis scientists collect airborne pollen and fungal spores to better understand how ecosystems evolve...

Continue reading 24 September 2022   2 mnd oud