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Successful takeover puts capelin and warrior shrimps on the menu

05.04.2019

Marine researchers took over the famous Bergen restaurant Lysverket for one evening. On the menu, marine delicacies of the future sprinkled with research.

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Welcome to the wondrous world of whales

19.03.2019

They can travel 8,000 km and dive down 2,000 metres below sea level, but they must always return to the surface to breathe. Whale expert Nils Øien leads us through the world of whales.

Handed over advice on the world's oceans

06.03.2019

In November last year, 150 ocean experts from over 150 countries met to discuss critical science-based actions in response to the problems facing the oceans. Tuesday Sissel Rogne, Managing Director of the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), submitted their report to Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Fish stocks recovering due to better management

25.02.2019

A new study shows that the majority of fish stocks in the Northeast Atlantic have recovered as a result of improved fisheries management.

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Symposium to honour our first director

18.02.2019

Today marks the 150-year anniversary of the birth of Johan Hjort. He was the inaugural director of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. A Hjort symposium will be held in June to create a new mindset within marine research.

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Flesh of fish turned liquid by parasite

14.02.2019

When the host dies, microscopic Kudoa spores start to break down the flesh of the fish. Once they’re done, you can drink the fish with a straw.

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Fjords create mercury problems

28.01.2019

It has been a mystery why deep-sea fish contain so much mercury in fjords without any known sources of mercury pollution. In fact, fish in a clean fjord like Sognefjorden contain more mercury than fish around the polluted submarine wreck at Fedje. Can it be the fjord itself that is to blame?

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New probe will increase catch control in purse seines

25.01.2019

Development of a new catch monitoring probe will provide a means of monitoring fish welfare and quality early in the capture process in purse seines, as well as providing a simplified and cost-effective method for species and size identification. 

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Fishing increased around the lobster reserve

21.01.2019

The lobster reserve was supposed to ensure more and bigger lobsters in the surrounding area as well. Then people started fishing three times as much just outside the borders.

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See the first photos from our Antarctic expedition

18.01.2019

Researchers have tested their gear and already tagged whales in the Southern Ocean. The first pictures from our Antarctic cruise have now reached us in Norway.

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The Kronprins Haakon sails for the Antarctic

07.01.2019

The bountiful krill in the wild and remote waters of the Antarctic has not been measured on such a large scale since 2000.

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The Christmas party when seafood researchers gave themselves food poisoning

13.12.2018

When a group of seafood researchers decided to organise their own Christmas party, it all went wrong. Then the search for answers began.

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Bluefin tuna tag has ''phoned home''

11.12.2018

The tag attached to a blue fin tuna outside of Bergen has surfaced west of Ireland. It tells the story of quite a ride.

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Turning researchers’ discussions into action

23.11.2018

How can you get world-leading experts to provide specific recommendations on how to ensure that the oceans remain clean and productive for the future? By breaking down barriers between fields and by having good “table secretaries”.

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Prime Minister Solberg spoke to the marine experts

20.11.2018

Prime Minister Erna Solberg addressed 160 of the world’s leading ocean experts.

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"We must act now to protect our oceans for the future"

06.11.2018

At the conference on the oceans in Bergen, marine scientists from all over the world will sit down together. The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg believes that it is high time to turn words into actions to ensure that our oceans remain pure and rich.

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Have analysed contaminants in "new" fish

02.11.2018

The deep oceans are home to large unexploited fish resources. Now scientists have studied toxic levels in some important species.

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Swapping waders for business attire

30.10.2018

Anne Hege Straume’s day-to-day work consists of editing the genome of salmon eggs. She and the other postdocs at the Institute of Marine Research are now getting ready to act as eyes and ears during the upcoming ocean conference in Bergen this autumn.

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Part of our ocean is dying

25.10.2018

Opinion in Washington Post 23.10.18: PERTH, Australia – Over the last few years, an intense, marine heatwave has decimated Northern California’s kelp forests by helping trigger an explosive growth of the purple sea urchin.

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One month to go until the government's marine science conference in Bergen

23.10.2018

On 20-21 November the world’s leading marine scientists will meet in Bergen. The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is hosting the conference, which was launched by Erna Solberg at the G7 meeting in the summer.

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Conference: Science for Ocean Actions

22.10.2018

Institute for Marine Research (IMR) is, on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, responsible for a science conference to share new knowledge and suggest action points for the High-level Panel and G7 countries. 

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Follow whales on their migration

16.10.2018

The humpback whales have started their migration, but where are they going? You can follow their journey live here.

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Delousing agent kept juvenile lobsters from finding shelter

03.10.2018

Juvenile lobsters fed with realistic quantities of teflubenzuron developed stiff joints and were unable to find shelter.

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Helmet jellyfish is a rare guest in the north

25.09.2018

Sometimes rare species appear on our research cruises. This time there was a helmet jellyfish that gathered the scientific staff in the laboratory.

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Checking the state of all life in the Barents Sea

21.09.2018

Fish, birds, whales, sea cucumbers, plankton, radioactivity and microplastics: Step aboard the research vessel G.O. Sars for the 15th ecosystem survey of the Barents Sea.

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Oceans Opportunities Meeting

21.09.2018

To continue the strong collaborative relationship with Europe and discuss the future of marine research, IMR invites you to meet a selected group of our senior scientists and research directors at Norway House, Rue Archimède 17 in Brussels on October 17th 2018 at 0900-1300. 

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Strange fish from the deep blue sea – are they tasty?

10.09.2018

It looks strange, smells odd and has never been tasted before. So what happened when a celebrity chef served the “seafood of the future” to five researchers at the Institute of Marine Research?

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Tries to use facial recognition technology on fish

05.09.2018

Maybe you think that a fish is just a fish? You’re wrong. Fish are also unique individuals with different traits, and now researchers at the Institute of Marine Research want to use facial recognition technology to distinguish between them.

 

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Satellite tagging 20 bluefin tuna: The search is on

27.08.2018

“This is the tagging boat. Team 13 have observed bluefin tuna at the surface.”

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The “plastic whale” from 1971

23.08.2018

46 years before a whale with its stomach full of plastic famously stranded in Norway, marine scientists found plastic in the stomach of a whale off Canada. We know this thanks to a newly discovered report.