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Satellite-tagged bluefin tuna swam 15,000 kilometres in a year

11.10.2021

…and ended up at the same spot, at the same time where the scientists had tagged it the previous year.

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After being trapped in Norway by the pandemic, Dr. Fridtjof Nansen is once again heading out into the world

08.10.2021

The research vessel has been in Norway since March 2020. Now it is returning to Africa – with five first-time crew on board.

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Researchers met a leatherback sea turtle at the Norwegian coast

04.10.2021

Watch their unique footage of the rare encounter

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Lobster Trap Live: Watch our stream from the seafloor

01.10.2021

Until October 13, you can follow our videostream live from the seafloor off the Skagerrak coast in southern Norway.

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Matre: 50 years of solving some of the most significant challenges in aquaculture

30.09.2021

The key to its success is fresh water from the Matre mountains.

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Successful transfer of an ocean model to China

07.09.2021

The Yellow Sea Model which is based on the Institute of Marine Research's coastal current model is now producing important results for Chinese aquaculture in the Yellow Sea. 

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Sixty years of Norwegian–Russian marine research cooperation

06.09.2021

The Soviet research vessel Sevastopol arrived in Bergen on 16 February 1958. On board were eight scholars who were to resume the marine research cooperation that Norway and Russia had established before the Russian Revolution of 1917. Half a year later, Norwegian marine scientists returned the favour by visiting Murmansk.

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Lower mercury concentrations in Greenland halibut

02.09.2021

Reduced emissions to air and water have contributed to a significant decrease in Greenland halibut mercury concentrations from the Norwegian Sea.

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Humpback whales make a strong “comeback” in the Antarctic – after decades of protection

30.08.2021

Humpback whales are once again abundant in their summer grazing grounds in the western Southern Ocean. 

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The world’s most comprehensive ecosystem research cruise is underway

25.08.2021

First published in Norwegian in Nordnorsk debatt: On Wednesday 18 August, «Johan Hjort» left Kirkenes to start the first leg of the 17th annual ecosystem research cruise (eco cruise) in the Barents Sea.

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Sustainable aquatic foods can play a critical role in global food security and nutrition

29.07.2021

Fish as a source of important micronutrients deserves increased attention in discussions on food and nutrition policy.

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Going global: Researchers aim to collect and organize data on plastic pollution from around the world

23.06.2021

Plastic pollution readily crosses boundaries between countries and ecosystems. Research and monitoring also requires a holistic approach and a global perspective, argues initiator Michael Bank.

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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 1,100 employees. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring.