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Covid-19: Why do hand sanitizer and hand-washing work?

10.05.2021

“The common hand sanitizers work only on certain types of virus, including coronaviruses”, explains Mette Myrmel, a virologist at the Institute of Marine Research.

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Ocean health update: Species go extinct before they are discovered

22.04.2021

Bottom dwelling animal species may become extinct before scientists are able to discover them. That is one of the conclusions of the UN’s Second World Ocean Assessment.

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No major changes in cod DNA from long-term fishing pressure

21.04.2021

Historical and contemporary samples of Norwegian and Canadian cod show that the fish’s genome has remained stable over time.

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Researchers have given sonar the power to calculate the tonnes of fish in a shcool

07.04.2021

This is good news for both fishers and fish stocks.

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Why freshwater fish sometimes taste earthy

30.03.2021

… and why this creates a challenge for land-based fish farming.

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New manned and unmanned vessels to strengthen Norway's maritime surveillance

25.02.2021

Five new vessels, four of which are autonomous, will be an integral part of the Institute of Marine Research's long-term cruise strategy. 

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Krill had low tolerance for hydrogen peroxide in lab experiments

18.02.2021

One two-thousandth of the “salmon dose” was lethal to the krill.

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IMR researchers on prestigeous Stanford ranking

17.02.2021

19 researchers from the Institute of Marine Research are included in a recent ranking of the world's top scientists.

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What will farmed fish eat in the future?

08.02.2021

Insects, mussels and bristle worms are some of the candidates being considered by the aquaculture industry and marine scientists, as they search for new, sustainable raw ingredients.

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Why fish are "immune" to coronaviruses

29.01.2021

There are at least two reasons why fish could not have been the source of the virus.

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Grunt, click and plop: The language of the corkwing wrasse

28.01.2021

The corkwing wrasse has a fascinating behaviour. Now, researchers have mapped the sounds made by this colourful fish. 

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Mackerel and salmon had different diets

26.01.2021

New research found little evidence that herring and mackerel were responsible for salmon decline. 

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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.