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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. 

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On average, 2,871 harbour porpoises die each year in Norwegian gillnets

30.11.2020

Harbour porpoises that get entangled in gillnets die slowly. But there may be a simple solution.

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REDUS has improved fisheries stock assessment

26.11.2020

Researchers have reviewed almost everything: from surveys, trawling methods and sampling, to calculations and management strategies. They have come up with new methods and tools. In five years, the REDUS project has made the fish stock advice of the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) more reliable.

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Processed fish from Ghana is rich in nutrients

24.11.2020

At fish markets in Ghana, fish is sold either smoked, salted or sun-dried. A new study has now shown that this fish is rich in many important micronutrients, which came as a surprise to researchers.

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Less sea ice means more human activity in the north

20.11.2020

With warmer seas and less sea ice around Svalbard, fishing boats and expedition cruise ships move northwards and extend their operational season and areal coverage. The implications of the increase in human activity for the vulnerable ecosystem in this region can be severe.

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Have studied omega-3 levels in pregnant women

17.11.2020

In a new study, researchers have for the first time measured omega-3 levels in pregnant women from all over Norway. They found that pregnant women who took dietary supplements had the highest omega-3 levels in their bodies.

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African fish are rich in many important nutrients

13.11.2020

Sardines, anchovies, horse mackerel and axillary seabream are popular along the African coast. A new study shows that these species contain lots of important minerals and vitamins, particularly if the fish are eaten whole.

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“Kaja” may hold the world spawning record for an Atlantic salmon

06.11.2020

DNA test reveals female salmon has spawned an incredible five times in the River Etneelva.