Research from ocean to plate

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Delousing agent kept juvenile lobsters from finding shelter

03.10.2018

Juvenile lobsters fed with realistic quantities of teflubenzuron developed stiff joints and were unable to find shelter.

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Helmet jellyfish is a rare guest in the north

25.09.2018

Sometimes rare species appear on our research cruises. This time there was a helmet jellyfish that gathered the scientific staff in the laboratory.

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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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Oceans Opportunities Meeting

21.09.2018

To continue the strong collaborative relationship with Europe and discuss the future of marine research, IMR invites you to meet a selected group of our senior scientists and research directors at Norway House, Rue Archimède 17 in Brussels on October 17th 2018 at 0900-1300. 

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Tries to use facial recognition technology on fish

05.09.2018

Maybe you think that a fish is just a fish? You’re wrong. Fish are also unique individuals with different traits, and now researchers at the Institute of Marine Research want to use facial recognition technology to distinguish between them.

 

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Satellite tagging 20 bluefin tuna: The search is on

27.08.2018

“This is the tagging boat. Team 13 have observed bluefin tuna at the surface.”

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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.

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A Baltic sea fish named after IMR-researcher

12.07.2018

A new flatfish in the Baltic Sea, the “Baltic flounder”, has received the Latin name Platichthys solemdali after the late Norwegian scientist Per Solemdal. Genetic studies in 2017 confirmed that this flounder was a new species of fish.

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Flying an echo-sounder to the fish school with a drone

12.07.2018

The principle is simple: A multi-jet drone flies over a herring school and "dips" a scientific echo-sounder from a 9 meter long cable into the school. The echo-sounder sends data about the fish school back to the vessel in real time. The data can be used to improve the estimation of school size, before it is captured or during capture while it is still legal to release unwanted catches.

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Norwegian collaboration on plastic mapping

05.07.2018

A broad alliance on plastic pollution has been entered at Kongsberg this summer. Shipowner Torvald Klaveness, KONGSBERG, the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and the Institute of Marine Research will develop a mapping concept for plastic in the oceans.

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Blue ling from the sea and fjord were not related

31.05.2018

While the blue ling is endangered, fishers report of lots of blue ling in some fjords. New DNA tests show that the sea and fjords may in fact be home to several distinct populations.

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Norwegian mercury research and surveillance is valuable to the UN

29.05.2018

The Institute of Marine Research is contributing research, capacity building and unique data to the UN’s efforts to prevent mercury pollution.

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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.

In January 2018, the IMR was merged with NIFES – the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research. IMR is a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems and the whole food chain from the sea to the table.