As we face global climate changes, it becomes clearer that we live in one world. Our common problems call for common research. This was the key message when ICES president Cornelius Hammer opened the international zooplankton symposium “New challenges in a changing ocean”.read more
Cruise diary: April 11th to May 9th on the "G.O. Sars ", sampling the North Sea and Skagerrak. During four weeks, measurements were made on hydrography, chemistry, plankton, fish eggs and larvae over the whole of the northern North Sea and Skagerrak. In addition two stations were intensively sampled over 48 hours each and a detailed sampling of fish larvae over Viking Bank was also undertaken.read more
In focus: Atlantic salmon
The Atlantic salmon is an anadromous fish. They spend their first years in freshwater, and when they are big enough they undergo physiological and morphological changes, and migrate into seawter as a ’smolt’. The smolt migrates from the rivers, throughout the fjords
and into the open seas where they spend one to four years. In this period they grow fast, and when they are sexually mature, they migrate back to the river where they were born, to spawn.