Dead shells important for return flat oysters in the Wadden Sea

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Flat oyster, Ostrea edulis. Photo: Eric Gibus via

In particular, empty cockleshells provide the main settlement substrate for flat oyster larvae. But also Japanese oysters and many other shellfish species are suitable for the flat oyster. The differences are mainly determined by...Read more

Category: Ecologie

Utrecht University appoints Katja Philippart Professor by Special Appointment of 'Productivity of Coastal Marine Ecosystems'

Wednesday 07 February 2018

Katja Philippart. Photo: Vincent Basler

On February 1st, Dr. Ir. Katja Philippart was appointed as a Professor by Special Appointment at Utrecht University on the chair in 'Productivity of Coastal Marine Ecosystems', established by the Royal Netherlands Institute for...Read more

Category: Ecologie, Waddenacademie, General

Quality Status Report 2017 gives multi-faceted analysis of the Wadden Sea

Friday 26 January 2018

[Translate to english:] Het Wad bij Holwerd

Geomorphology and climate, habitats and communities, species, human activities, and pollution of the Wadden Sea are the main areas of analysis in the Quality Status Report 2017 (QSR).Read more

Category: Internationaal, Waddenacademie

Seal counts 2017: Harbour seal pup count reaches all-time high; overall population stagnates

Friday 10 November 2017

Seals. Photo Kees van der Krift. Beeldbank RWS

During the 2017 aerial surveys for harbour seal counts, the number of newborn harbour seal pups in the Wadden Sea registered was the highest since the first surveys in 1975. In the same year, the overall population decreased...Read more

Category: Ecologie, Internationaal