Department of Bioscience

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A porpoise with a transmitter attached with suction cups. The transmitter registers every time the animal comes up to breathe. When porpoises are caught in seine nets, scientists are able to catch the animal alive and attach transmitters to their backs before they are released again. Photo: Jonas Teilmann

2018.12.07 |

A blubber coat and large amounts of fish keep Denmark’s smallest whale, the porpoise, alive in the cold winter

Porpoises are among the world’s smallest marine mammals, but despite their small size they need to maintain a body temperature of 37 degrees year-round, just like all other mammals. We, land-living mammals, would soon succumb to the ice-cold water where the temperature gets down to zero degrees in winter. How do the porpoises meet the challenge?

2018.12.05 |

WATEC researcher receives Sapere Aude grant of nearly six Mio. DKK.

Today WATEC associated researcher Ass. Professor Klaus Koren receives the prestigious Sapere Aude grant of nearly six Mio DKK from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. New sensor for real time measure of the fish toxin ammonia in aquatic environments will help protect the environment and take water technology research to a new level.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri 14 Dec
10:00-12:00 | Department of Bioscience, Biologiens Hus, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 5, building 1227-127
Ecological Characteristics of Dune Heath Lakes in Thy National Park - Threats and Future Management
Final examination for the Master's degree: Michael Straarup Nielsen, Aquatic Biology
Wed 19 Dec
09:00-11:00 | Department of Mathematics, Ny Munkegade 116, building 1531-119, auditorium D2
The role of mammals in nature then and now
PhD defence: Rasmus Østergaard Pedersen, Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity
Thu 21 Mar
09:00-16:00 | Hotel Marselis, Aarhus
Electromicrobiology – from electrons to ecosystems
Conference: 21-22 March 2019

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Electromicrobiology – from electrons to ecosystems

Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, 21-22 March 2019