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Plocamopherus ocellatus

The sea slug Plocamopherus ocellatus is mainly known from observations in the Mediterranean Sea, which is not its natural habitat. Marine biologists examine this unusual species...


Continue reading 24 July 2021   1 maand oud
The common Caribbean coral Porites astreoides was found on both the artificial and natural reef.

Manmade structures such as seawalls, breakwaters, and jetties are increasing in frequency in marine coastal environments. Overtime, these structures are unintentionally recruiting marine life such as corals, resulting in the..


Continue reading 04 July 2021   2 mnd oud
Zeeschildpad

A recent study worked to quantify seagrass’ ability to minimize erosion in shallow water of Lac Bay, Bonaire. It also examined how intensive grazing can drastically affect seagrass’ ability to stabilize sediment. This research..


Continue reading 18 August 2020   1 jaar oud
Green turtle  (Chelonia mydas)

Researchers from the University of Groningen recently used genetic testing to identify the geographical birthplaces of green sea turtles foraging within Lac Bay, Bonaire between 2006-2007 and 2015-2016. There was an overall..


Continue reading 09 February 2020   1 jaar oud
This is a kaka, an endangered parrot species endemic to New Zealand

The arrival of humans in New Zealand, some 700 years ago, triggered a wave of extinction among native bird species. Many more species are currently under threat. Calculations by scientists show that it would take at least 50..


Continue reading 14 August 2019   2 jaar oud
Seychelles warbler

We already know that some animals, including dolphins and ants, rescue animals of the same species from dangerous situations. Dutch researchers have now discovered that ‘heroic behaviour’ also occurs in wild birds. They found..


Continue reading 16 May 2017   4 jaar oud
Boterbloemen

Buttercup flowers are known for their intense, shiny yellow colour. For over a century, biologists have sought to understand why the buttercup stands out. University of Groningen scientists have now brought together all that was..


Continue reading 25 February 2017   4 jaar oud
Z. marina Sylt

Dutch biologists have discovered that seagrass seed is killed by waterborne fungi that are related to the well-known potato blight. These fungi, which have not previously been found in seawater, hinder seed germination and thus..


Continue reading 08 October 2016   4 jaar oud
Ephemeral algae in eelgrass

Management measures aimed at restoring commercial stocks of marine fish, for example cod, is an efficient tool to decrease eutrophication effects in coastal areas. This is the main conclusion of a new study reviewing over 50..


Continue reading 28 April 2016   5 jaar oud

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