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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
Turtle passing by the research set-up at Double Wreck.

A new study from the Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute and Utrecht University investigated the sediment stabilizing ability of non-native seagrass species - Halophila stipulacea - found off the coast of St. Eustatius. This..

Continue reading 20 September 2022   2 mnd oud

The polar regions are some of the most inaccessible places of our planet. Figuring out where different seal species reside in this fast-changing environment is challenging. Researchers visited the waters around Svalbard, Norway,..

Continue reading 14 September 2022   2 mnd oud

Why do some plants grow into large woody shrubs or colossal trees, while others remain small and never produce wood in their stems? It’s an evolutionary puzzle that already baffled Charles Darwin more than 160 year ago. Now,..

Continue reading 10 September 2022   3 mnd oud
Mangrove channel

The mangrove forest of Lac Bay, Bonaire, is experiencing a die-off of trees in its northern area. Increasing the tidal exchange by creek restoration likely enlarges the living conditions of the mangrove trees. A collaboration..

Continue reading 29 August 2022   3 mnd oud

DCNA has been actively promoting a nature focused agenda both within The Netherlands and internationally. Whether it’s championing the Yarari Marine Mammal and Shark Sanctuary, establishing new partnerships or pushing for a..

Continue reading 20 August 2022   3 mnd oud
Screenshot from time-lapse of the Indo-Pacific sponge Chelonaplysilla sp. Credit: Daniel Stoupin (Current Biology Kornder et al.)

Sponges are among the oldest creatures on Earth and play a key role in many underwater ecosystems. A new study by Niklas Kornder of the University of Amsterdam and colleagues finds that sponges ‘sneeze’ to clear their water..

Continue reading 16 August 2022   3 mnd oud
Assisted Natural Recovery

Researchers from Van Hall Larenstein, Wageningen University and Wageningen Marine Research have developed a new approach to assist Diadema sea urchins’ natural recovery. In collaboration with the Saba Conservation Foundation, they..

Continue reading 05 August 2022   4 mnd oud
Cone Snails

Researchers from the Florida Atlantic University and University of California recently discovered a new species of cone snail off the coast of Aruba. Inhabiting the shallow waters of Malmok Beach, this species represents only one..

Continue reading 30 July 2022   4 mnd oud
Tropical Storm

Caribbean islands are at the forefront of the climate crisis, with effects already starting to become noticeable in the region. This year, DCNA launched a Climate action plan for the Dutch Caribbean. This plan provides concrete..

Continue reading 27 July 2022   4 mnd oud