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  • Fisheries data initiatives
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    Fisheries data initiatives

    Data initiatives as Global Fishing Watch and Sea Around Us aim to contribute to sustainable fisheries by providing transparent information. To achieve this virtuous ambition, these projects use data of Marine Regions!

  • Promoting microbial culture collections with mars.biodiversity.a
    antartica

    Promoting microbial culture collections with mars.biodiversity.a

    Microbial cultures are crucial in expanding our understanding of the ecology, biochemical functioning and the evolutionary relations among Bacteria, Archaea and unicellular Eukaryota. This user story describes how we used the microbial Antarctic Resource System (mARS), hosted at biodiversity.aq, to...

  • Understanding mass mortality in saiga antelope population
    saiga west kazakhstan

    Understanding mass mortality in saiga antelope population

    The Saiga antelope is an endangered species that lives in Central Asian steppes and semi-arid regions. Scientists around the world are working tirelessly to prevent it from becoming completely extinct. Every year, they migrate approximately 500 km from north to south, and back. In 2015, roughly 60%...

  • DNA-based species validation of exotic mosquitoes (Diptera, Culicidae) in Belgium
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    DNA-based species validation of exotic mosquitoes (Diptera, Culicidae) in Belgium

    In the framework of the MEMO project, a monitoring program was set up at 23 localities where exotic mosquito species (EMS) that may act as disease vectors can get introduced in Belgium. The early detection of EMS, before populations become established, is of paramount importance to prevent local...

  • Tracking plastics using fish tags
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    Tracking plastics using fish tags

    Acoustic telemetry proves to be a valid method to follow up the pathway of marked ‘daily use’ plastic items in rivers, in a more detailed manner than ever before. The idea of using acoustic telemetry to track plastic items came to mind, during a fish monitoring campaign organized by the Research...

  • Mapping the marine migration of an IUCN endangered species
    anguilla anguilla

    Mapping the marine migration of an IUCN endangered species

    The spawning grounds of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) have been a mystery for centuries and with the declining population, making it a critically endangered species on the IUCN Red List, it is important to unravel this mythical place and the migration routes leading to it. Understanding...

  • There’s no plaice like an offshore wind farm
    Offshore wind farm

    There’s no plaice like an offshore wind farm

    Offshore wind farms are built at a high rate in European waters to make the transition towards more green energy sources. Their development takes up marine space that is often not available anymore to other users such as the fisheries sector. This while knowledge on the ecological effects of wind...