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Wild salmon’s wild journey in the ocean

26.05.2020

Last spring Atlantic salmon were tagged with satellite tags in Southern Norway. Now they have phoned home. 

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The “refrigerator effect” of the Barents Sea is weakening

25.05.2020

The water entering the Barents Sea is not as cooled down as it used to. This has a large effect of the climate in the area and may lead to fish and other marine life migrating. 

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Eels only reach puberty at the age of 19

26.05.2020

New analysis of old samples shows that eels in Norway get twice as old as previously thought. 

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Researchers have trained artificial intelligence in identifying schools of sandeel

11.05.2020

If our man Ronald gets 10 out of 10, his new “trainee” gets 9. 

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Choruses reveal Antarctic whales' whereabouts

27.04.2020

What do whales do when nobody is looking? Researchers are trying to find out using audio recordings.

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Herring larvae swim towards the sun

27.04.2020

Recently hatched herring do not navigate by compass, but by following the sun.

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New research aims to give more, safer and cleaner seafood

30.03.2020

In a major new initiative, scientists at IMR will study how to get more food from the ocean into our ovens – without putting our health and the environment at risk.

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Study: Cleaner fish no magic bullet against salmon lice

16.03.2020

Researchers have combed data from almost 500 fish farms all over Norway. They found only a weak and variable effect of using cleaner fish in the battle against salmon lice.

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Watch the cod spawn

16.03.2020

Below the sea’s surface, the cod spawning season is now well underway. We have trapped cod in a pen rigged with cameras and hydrophones - you can follow the spawning live.

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Small fish may act as “vitamin sweets” for East African children

10.03.2020

Malnutrition is a bigger problem than hunger in the world today. Researchers hope that a small freshwater fish may prove to be packed with important micronutrients. 

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Lab experiment: Small doses of delousing agent killed zooplankton

25.02.2020

Calanus can be killed by small concentrations of the delousing agent hydrogen peroxide.

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How little of the delousing agent is needed before juvenile lobsters develop ''arthritis''?

13.02.2020

Large doses of teflubenzuron kill – small doses cause stiff joints. The question is how small.

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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.