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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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More documentation needed for the efficacy of cleaner fish

11.02.2020

Millions of cleaner fish are used in farm cages to eat lice off salmon every year. However, there is limited research into how efficiently they do this job. Now scientists have gone through all published studies in the field – and found large knowledge gaps.

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When the West Ice shrinks closer to shore, seals follow – into the jaws of polar bears

10.02.2020

And that is just one of the challenges that seals face in a changing world. 

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The Barents Sea has become cooler, pushing the marginal ice zone south

29.01.2020

The Institute of Marine Research’s monitoring of the sea shows that temperatures have fallen in recent years.

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The skrei is on its way

21.01.2020

Right now, millions of northeast arctic cod (skrei) are migrating from the Barents sea to the Norwegian coast to spawn. They are the lucky few survivors.

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Polar cod in climate crisis

15.01.2020

The polar cod, a key species in the Barents Sea ecosystem, is struggling with recruitment due to warmer waters and declining sea ice cover. 

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Learning to reveal the secrets of the sea

09.01.2020

Where do young marine researchers go to learn about the latest and greatest sonar technology? To a narrow fjord in western Norway, onboard RV G.O. Sars.

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About the Institute of Marine Research

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.