Corné Bolders made this video.
This is a long-clawed porcelain crab video.
Autumn is just beginning, but we can already now for many species take stock of the observations in 2015. For the salt water and in particular the Zeeland delta, for both porcelain crab species, results are clear. In the central and western Oosterschelde the broad-clawed porcelain crab has been an increasingly observed species. This year, the long-clawed porcelain crab joined in. The attractive, but unfortunately small crabs are being encountered in this area more often and in increasing numbers.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:
Gemstones expert Hanco Zwaan of the Leiden museum has examined the oyster, which was found last month by a fishmonger from Yerseke, with X-rays. Under the mollusk’s body eleven more pearls turned out to be hidden. The find is very special, says Zwaan.
See also here.
This 2014 video is called How Do Oysters Make Pearls?
On both bones are parallel scratches. Hyena teeth or rodents’ gnawing don’t look being the causes of these scratches. Did a human ancestor cause them? But the mammoth bone is about 2.3 million year old; and the bovine bone is from the early Pleistocene as well. Then, all human ancestors still lived in Africa. The oldest traces of human ancestors in the Netherlands are 250.000 years old. So, mysterious indeed.
On 5 September, also other fossils were found, a molar and a bone of a 2,3 million year old mastodon.
Since 65 years ago, paleontologists go year after year aboard a fishing boat to use fishing nets to find fossils. During that time, 2174 fossils were found, mostly roughly 2 million years old.
Translated from regional TV Omroep Zeeland in the Netherlands today:
YERSEKE – It is more common for people to find one pearl in an oyster. Even two pearls is not unique, but ten pearls in one oyster had never seen at the fish shop in Yerseke. But that was exactly what was found this Saturday during the Mussel Day in Yerseke.