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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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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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The scientists explain: why all the fuss about iodine?

16.06.2021

Nutritionists often say that young women in Norway consume too little iodine. Why? And what has it got to do with the sea?

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Hear humpback whales singing outside Lofoten

10.06.2021

New evidence that humpbacks sing outside of their tropical breeding grounds. 

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IMR explains: Mercury

02.06.2021

In our new series "Seafood for land crabs", you will get to know your dinner better! We take a closer look at what useful and important nutrients you should get through your diet, how they work and why you need them. We also look at the less pleasant substances, the ones that we should not get too much of.  

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New methods for feed control in a circular economy

31.05.2021

Insect farming for fish-feed production offers interesting opportunities in aquaculture, but it also raises new challenges for food and feed safety testing. Researchers have now developed and tested new methods for detecting and tracing prohibited ingredients in insect meal.

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How healthy is the food of the future?

28.05.2021

New marine resources such as mesopelagic fish may play a larger role in future food systems. Researchers are now studying what this could mean for our health.

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IMR scientists discover a missing shipwreck from 1913

28.05.2021

IMR researchers have found a wreck off Bodø that they assume must be DS Malmberget. After 108 years, we may be close to solving the mystery of this ship, which disappeared in a storm with 43 people on board. 

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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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Sea monsters – and the natural explanations for them

20.04.2021

For thousands of years, seafarers have lived in fear of dangerous monsters living in the ocean. We’ll guide you through their treacherous waters.

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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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How scientists established fish farming in the Bay of Pigs

08.01.2021

Select the right species of fish, find a suitable location sheltered from tropical storms and, hey presto, you can start farming fish in Cuba.

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Seafood can help ensure that the world’s poorest people get enough nutritious food

05.01.2021

Seafood can play a key role in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger by 2030. ⁠⁠⁠”That makes it really important to emphasise the role of seafood and to include it in food strategies”, says research scientist Marian Kjellevold.

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New way found to mass produce sterile salmon

09.12.2020

By cutting out a particular gene, scientists can make farmed salmon sterile. This prevents escaped fish from spawning with wild salmon. Now scientists have also worked out how to produce sufficient quantities of sterile salmon for commercial production.

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Centre for research-based innovation launched with major herring survey

03.12.2020

The CRIMAC centre wants the echo sounder itself to be able to distinguish between herring, mackerel, shrimps and gas emissions. Now scientists have completed their first expedition to learn the “dialect” of herring.

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Mystery has been solved: the Moon prevents glass eels from dying in the Arctic

30.11.2020

A new study shows how young eels find their way from their birthplace in the Sargasso Sea to Norwegian fjords and river mouths.