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Wednesday 20 July 2016
From Canadian breeding grounds to Wadden Sea
On Friday morning, 'Paula', a red knot mounted with a very small satellite transmitter, landed on de Boschplaat on the island of Terschelling, The Netherlands. She did so after leaving the most northerly breeding grounds on Earth in a non-stop flight…
Monday 27 June 2016
Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea Use Carbon Dioxide for their Cells
As the commonly found ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) grow much faster in the laboratory if certain organic acids are added to the seawater, it was always assumed in scientific literature that these acids were the source of carbon that these…
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Thursday 14 April 2016
App measures colour palette of lakes, seas, and oceans
Both fresh and salt water (natural water) can be many different colours, depending on other substances in the water. Moreover, the colour may vary with time, both seasonally and over longer periods of time. However, research cannot keep up with these…
Friday 11 March 2016
Brussaard elected as fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
The American Academy of Microbiology selects its fellows on the basis of scientific excellence, originality, and leadership in their field of microbiological research.
Wednesday 09 March 2016
Bar-tailed Godwits in the Middle East can be followed via internet
In November 2015 a group of NIOZ researchers travelled to the Middle East. Together with biologists from the Sultan Qaboos University, they attached radio transmitters on ten female Bar-tailed Godwits in the intertidal area Barr Al Hikman in the…