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Wednesday 11 January 2017
Successful acceptance test of high pressure samplers for India
A delegation of the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) visited NIOZ for performing Acceptance Tests for their new NIOZ High Pressure Sampling system. All the tests were performed successfully.
Friday 02 December 2016
Good things come from above for deep-sea coral reefs
Deep-sea coral reefs grow in the oceans at great depths in the dark. They can be found around the peaks of limestone mounds rising from the seafloor up to hundreds of meters. The corals produce these limestone mounds themselves: they consist of dead…
Tuesday 18 October 2016
Ragworms sprout cached seeds to get a more nutritious meal
Ragworms that live in the seabed of tidal flats and marshes are opportunistic feeders and known to eat practically anything. Nevertheless, it was a big surprise to researchers from the NIOZ, Deltares and the Japanese company TechnoSuruga Laboratory…
Tuesday 20 September 2016
Eva Kok wins poster prize at Wader Study Group Symposium
Paula the Pioneer: One tagged knot commutes from the Wadden Sea to its Canadian Arctic breeding ground and finally shows us the details of its migration route.
Thursday 15 September 2016
Control Union and NIOZ start spin-out for ballast water
Control Union and NIOZ have joined forces to establish a spin-out company to perform ballast water testing activities for the certification of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). Control Union Water B.V., with her laboratories in ’t Horntje at…
Wednesday 24 August 2016
Seagrass restoration threatened by fungi
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 prevent the…
Thursday 18 August 2016
Mussels speed up saltmarsh recovery after long droughts
Mussels are well-known and important inhabitants of the deeper tidal flats and channels in the Dutch coastal waters. In the US, mussels prefer to live higher up among the plants. Research now shows that they play an important role there: they ensure…
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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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.