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Seabird reproductive success reveals the impact of global changes on marine ecosystems

Climate and the intensity of human activities are changing at an unprecedented rate, but what are the responses of marine ecosystems to these changes and do they differ between hemispheres? An international study published with CEBC researchers shows, through long-term monitoring, that variations in the number of young produced per female in seabirds follow differences…
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Organic food is healthier for birds too

Pair of Grey Partridge (photo V. Bretagnolle) The effects on the health of partridges fed on conventional and organic cereals were studied under natural conditions. The results show that in less than 10 weeks, the behaviour, immunology and physiology of individuals consuming conventionally grown food deteriorate significantly. This study was published in March 2021 in…
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Polar Festival connected

As part of the 43rd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, Océanopolis and the French Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor have joined forces to offer the general public and schools a “Polar Festival” with the participation of CEBC. The presentation of the Festival as well as the programs are available on YouTube   Présentation / Emission 1 /…
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Lancement d’un projet de lutte contre l’échouage des dauphins

The PELAGIS observatory is part of the CetAMBICion project “Coordinated strategy for the assessment, monitoring and management measures of cetaceans in the Bay of Biscay and the Iberian coast sub-region”, led by Spain through the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). It will last 2 years. Read more  

Seabirds detoxify mercury ingested in their diet

Naturally highly exposed to methylmercury, top predators of high trophic level had to evolve to counteract the effects of this powerful neurotoxic. Thus, seabirds are able to detoxify methylmercury with selenium. This is what researchers from LIENSs and CEBC have studied with laboratories in Nantes and Grenoble. Read more

Ocean Sentinel’s flight rewarded by Europe

Ocean Sentinel receives the Horizon Impact 2020 Award for its new concept of monitoring illegal fishing. Read more

Whales, from Bangudae to La Rochelle

Whales hold a special place on our blue planet! The exhibition at the Museum of La Rochelle, with the participation of the PELAGIS observatory, proposes a dive among these fascinating animals. Until September 5, 2021. Read more

Let’s reconnect with nature

What if, after weeks of confinement, we were to open up more to the surrounding nature? This is the wish expressed by Sylvie Houte, a research engineer at the CNRS in Chizé. Read more

Southern Ocean squids show remarkable biodiversity and exceptional endemism

Austrailian birds and marine mammals reveal an unsuspected biodiversity of the oceanic squid they consume. This is what a recent study by the CEBC shows. Read more

The forest of Chizé, a sanctuary for snakes

Here is one of the last refuges for snakes in the south of Deux-Sèvres: the Chizé forest. A monitoring by scientists of the Centre d’études biologiques de Chizé (CNRS) for more than 25 years allows to demonstrate the very strong link between snakes and their habitat. These inventories carried out over the long term, with…
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