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Front vesterisen
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007-cruise in the West Ice

09.05.2022

Join us to the Arctic on one of our most extreme cruises. Popularly called the James Bond cruise.



Sigmund Grønnevik i reolene i otolittarkivet
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Sigmund is organising millions of fish data loggers

05.10.2020

The otolith is the fish equivalent of a black box. One warehouse in Bergen contains several million otoliths dating from 1906 to the present day.



Andreas Wolden med kamera i isødet web
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Check the photos: Spectacular glimpses of the polar deserts

27.03.2020

Able-bodied seaman Andreas Wolden takes 2,000-3,000 photos on each trip to the polar regions. As a keen photographer, he never tires of meeting polar bears.



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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.



Knøl under vann Barentshavet   Audun Rikardsen
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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.



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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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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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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?



Plasthval 1971 hovedbilde av Åsmund Bjordal
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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.