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Cuculus canorus. Koekoek

Male cuckoos appear to have a unique call that makes them distinguishable to and from other males. A new study appearing in Animal Behaviour shows that an individual cuckoo call may determine how a male responds to an interloper..


Continue reading 17 March 2017   5 jaar oud
Pepermint Goby

The underwater nature of the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius is particularly rich . Since 1996, the nature around Sint Eustatius is protected in a Marine Park, managed by STENAPA. However, marine live is under pressure by..


Continue reading 26 February 2017   5 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   5 jaar oud
grassland; grasland

‘Relationships’ in the soil become stronger during the process of nature restoration. Although all major groups of soil life are already present in former agricultural soils, they are not really ‘connected’ at first. These..


Continue reading 24 February 2017   5 jaar oud
Singing male great tit, Parus major, koolmees

Birdsong is commonly assumed to have a dual function: attracting mates and repelling rivals; yet, these contrasting responses often remain untested in the field. Using a novel tracking system, researchers of Wageningen University..


Continue reading 03 February 2017   6 jaar oud
Bodemanimatie protisten

Tiny predators in the soil can literally sniff out their prey: soil bacteria, which communicate with each other using scent. A team of researchers from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) has discovered that these..


Continue reading 09 December 2016   6 jaar oud
Fulmarus glacialis. Noordse stormvogel

Plastic marine litter, both industrial granules and consumer wastes decline slowly but with certainty. For some years, this tendency was already present. Now, the addition of the data of monitoring year 2015 to the time series of..


Continue reading 01 December 2016   6 jaar oud
View of Kangertittivaq in eastern Greenland, one of the largest sund/fjord system in the world

55 trillion kilograms: that's how much carbon could be released into the atmosphere from the soil by mid-century if climate change isn't stopped. And all in the form of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and methane. Tom Crowther..


Continue reading 30 November 2016   6 jaar oud
Afval St. Eustatius

Recent heavy rains have washed a heavy amount of trash from the nearby landfill site onto one of St Eustatius' main turtle nesting beaches. The positioning of the landfill site means that this could be a regular occurrence..


Continue reading 29 November 2016   6 jaar oud
Cygnus cygnus. Wilde zwaan

Global populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012. Animals living in the world’s lakes, rivers, and freshwater systems have experienced the most dramatic..


Continue reading 31 October 2016   6 jaar oud

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