Research institute Wageningen Marine Research Research into strategic and applied marine ecology. About us Follow Wageningen Marine Research on Follow us on facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on YouTube follow_instagram_label Wageningen Marine Research examines the behavior of bats at offshore wind turbines Various land-based studies show that wind turbines can cause fatalities amongst bats, in particular during migration. Wageningen Marine Research is... Read more Dubious honour for the Gannet Northern Gannets started breeding on the German island Helgoland about 25 years ago. In 1991 the first breeding record ended tragically because the... Read more Feathers with a story Our research into plastics ingested by Northern Fulmars has additional benefits. As a standard component of our study, moult of the feathers is... Read more Eel fishing ban is justified In Resource, an article about PhD research of Myrthe van den Dungen about dioxin- and pcb-like substances in the systems of people who eat a lot of... Read more Go to News & Calendar Dossiers Weblogs Projects Publications Facilities, Products and Services Work at Wageningen Marine Research About us Expertise areas Contact Areas of expertise Aquaculture & fisheries Delta technology Marine ecology Maritime technology Marine policy Go to: About us Facilities & services Work & internships Best research photos Contact & addresses IMARES has a new name: Wageningen Marine Research Read more Photo of the week: Wageningen Marine Research studies the problems related to plastic debris in the marine environment, also known as Plastic Soup. Seabirds and other marine wildlife may ingest plastic debris or become entangled in it. Wageningen Marine Research is founder of a permanent monitoring program of the amount of plastic in stomachs of Northern Fulmars in the North Sea. This research approach has been copied into the European Marine Strategy Directive (MSFD) as a basis for litter monitoring in other European seas.