Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research


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.