Nature reports

Publisher: NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

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The expected increase in extreme weather could make the bottom of tidal flats more unstable. That's shown by NIOZ researcher Zhengquan Zhou in the PhD thesis he will defend at Utrecht University on September 7th. ..

Continue reading 02 September 2023   3 mnd oud
Jon Dickson and Dorien Luttikhuis with tree reefs

Artificial reefs in the Wadden Sea, made from discarded pear trees, are teeming with marine life after more than a year under water. That's shown in experiments by Jon Dickson, PhD candidate at NIOZ. "After four months, we already..

Continue reading 29 August 2023   3 mnd oud

Over the past 500 million years, different single-celled organisms in the oceans have discovered at different times and also under very different conditions how to build a ‘shell’ around their single cell. “Six different..

Continue reading 23 August 2023   3 mnd oud
Deep sea life underground

A new ecosystem has been discovered in volcanic caves beneath hydrothermal vents at a well-studied undersea volcano at 2.500 metres below sea level. Using an underwater robot, scientists overturned chunks of volcanic crust,..

Continue reading 21 August 2023   3 mnd oud
Grijze zeehonden in de Waddenzee

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many countries implemented social distancing measures, which significantly reduced transmission rates of the virus. A study now reveals that seals in the Waddensea also keep their distance, possibly..

Continue reading 10 August 2023   4 mnd oud
Drieteenstrandloper broedend in Groenland

Sanderlings are having an increasingly difficult time on their breeding grounds in Greenland. This is not always because climate change is causing spring to start earlier and earlier there – as is often assumed – but rather..

Continue reading 02 August 2023   4 mnd oud

The Netherlands extracts a lot of sand from the North Sea for all kinds of purposes. However, more and more sand has to be extracted, which means that sand extraction pits have to be dug ever deeper. Previously up to about two..

Continue reading 14 July 2023   4 mnd oud
Eenmalig gebruik

Along the northern coast of Java, Indonesia, relative sea level rises at an alarming rate due to land subsidence. This has tremendous effects on people and mangrove forests along the coast. Over the past four years Celine van..

Continue reading 08 July 2023   5 mnd oud

Plants or animals brought into nature - accidentally or on purpose - from distant lands can cause major problems. Such exotic species are therefore seen in a negative light, especially when they are also 'invasive' and push out..

Continue reading 21 June 2023   5 mnd oud

In recent years, the fishing industry has been working with scientists to investigate the sustainable catching of Spisula subtruncata, a North Sea shellfish. Bird conservationists also participated, working together to gain more..

Continue reading 08 June 2023   6 mnd oud