February Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Google Linkedin Email Microalgae can serve as food for shellfish. The incubator and climate room can be set at different temperatures, different light intensities and different light regimes, depending on the requirements of the algae species in culture. Researchers of Wageningen University and Research are looking for strategies for sustainable sand mining and options for coastal defense systems in collaboration with nature. Researchers use monitoring programs, field research, experimental research and literature studies. Scientists of Wageningen University & Research employ drones in researching mussel and oyster beds. To map mussel beds, usually they walk around the bed carrying a GPS, which takes a lot of time. Now, they’re looking into the possibility of increasing efficiency with drones. During Antarctic expeditions, researchers work with the SUIT ice net (Surface and Under Ice Trawl). With this gear, the top layer of the water under ice can be examined. This way, the Antarctic krill under the ice can be studied, among which this limpet (clione limacina) (© Hauke Flores).