Research from ocean to plate

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State of the Ocean 2019: Highlights from the IMR director's speech

12.06.2019

Climate change and the effects we are already witnessing were key topics in the first State of the Ocean speech by managing director Sissel Rogne.

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Johan Hjort: a marine research pioneer whose ideas still hold water

07.06.2019

One hundred fifty years have passed since the birth of Johan Hjort (1869-1948). Best remembered for his groundbreaking theory from 1914 on the natural fluctuations of fish stocks, Hjort paved the way for materials and methods that are used to this day, not least in climate studies.

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Aquaculture didn’t cause the algal bloom

28.05.2019

A review of figures showing the amount of aquaculture in the areas that are, or have been, affected by the harmful algal bloom suggests that it was probably not caused by aquaculture. On the other hand, it cannot be ruled out that emissions of inorganic nutrients from fish farms may prolong the bloom.

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Algal bloom: appears to be getting less toxic

27.05.2019

The bloom of the alga Chrysochromulina leadbeateri in northern Norway has now lasted a week. It’s impossible to say how long the alga will continue to create problems for farmed fish, but there are some indications that it is becoming less harmful.

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Why mainly farmed fish is killed by the algal bloom

27.05.2019

Wild fish can escape the deadly algal blooms, but farmed fish is held in cages. That is why the algae currently blooming in Northern Norway are lethal mainly to farmed salmon in the area.

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Ifremer and IMR sign bilateral agreement to strengthen scientific collaboration.

24.05.2019

On 24th of May 2019 in the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris, François Houllier, Managing Director of the French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) and Sissel Rogne, Managing Director of Institute of Marine Research (IMR) sign the renewal of a "Memorandum of understanding" which will govern and facilitate the scientific cooperation between the two institutes.

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Big claws: Good for lobster sex life, potentially fatal in the fishing season

24.05.2019

24 of 100 tagged lobsters survived the fishing season. It was not random which ones were caught, a new study shows.

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What we know about the so-called "killer alga" in northern Norway

21.05.2019

Harmful blooms of Chrysochromulina leadbeateri have led to the death of salmon in the counties of Nordland and Troms. This species of alga is common along the Norwegian coast.

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Advises feeding the beluga whale in Hammerfest

15.05.2019

The Institute of Marine Research advises feeding the beluga whale in Hammerfest if it does not take food on its own.

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The cod spawns at Jan Mayen

14.05.2019

The fishing vessel “Geir II” has caught spawning cod at Jan Mayen.

“This is new knowledge for us,” says Marine Researcher Bjarte Bogstad.

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Beluga whale with harness

02.05.2019

At the Norwegian coast, a white whale with a harness has attracted international media coverage. The animal appeared to have been trained, marine scientist Martin Biuw explains in this article.

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Sends saildrone cruising in the North Sea

29.04.2019

What measures seven by five metres, weighs 750 kg and is bright orange? Our latest “temp”, who is currently following a predefined course around the North Sea.

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About the Institute of Marine Research

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the biggest marine research institutes in Europe, with about 1,000 employees. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring.

In January 2018, the IMR was merged with NIFES – the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research. IMR is a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems and the whole food chain from the sea to the table.