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.read more
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.read more
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.