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The last MAREANO cruise this year has just started

Cruise diary: This week marks the start of the third and last MAREANO cruise in 2014. Onboard R/V G.O. Sars, we find 16 enthusiastic researchers and technicians who are all ready to examine the seafloor of the Finnmark coast and the SE Norwegian part of the Barents Sea.

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Much ice may hinder marine scientists in the Arctic

Oceanographer Randi Ingvaldsen heads a large research project with the object to find what will happen when the ice in the Arctic recedes. Ironically, the first cruise seems to be hindered by a lot of ice.

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Florian Sambraus

Goes on stage with sterile Atlantic salmon

German Florian Sambraus is not easily frightened. This fall he competes for the Institute of Marine Research in the young scientist competition "Forsker grand prix". On stage he brings the debated sterile Atlantic salmon. 

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In focus: Northeast Atlantic mackerel

Mackerel is a pelagic and fast swimming fish species. It is distributed in the Northeast Atlantic from the Northwestern part of Africa north to the Barents Sea, and westwards in the Norwegian Sea to Iceland and Jan Mayen.

Mackerel also enters the Baltic Sea, and furthermore exists in the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea.

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