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Published: 13.08.2010
A flounder

Successful MAREANO summer cruise comes to an end

This summer’s MAREANO cruise with research vessel “G.O. Sars” ends today in Tromsø, with no time lost due to bad weather or equipment problems we have been very lucky, and have completed all the planned work, and a few extras.  The Troms III area offshore north Troms (north Norway) has been the focus of the second leg of the cruise, continuing the good work begun in the first leg.  Following video surveys over several previously undocumented coral reefs during the first leg, right at the end of the second leg we were lucky enough to encounter yet another reef, around 20 km north of Vannøya (see map below).

Published: 09.08.2010 - Updated: 10.08.2010

The MAREANO summer cruise 2010

A quick note from all on board the Norwegian research vessel "G.O. Sars". We are making good progress with the first of two MAREANO cruises to be undertaken this year, and are now mid-way through the second and final leg of this research cruise.

Published: 03.08.2010 - Updated: 02.09.2010
Damaged coral reef in Troms III.

The impact of trawling

Videos taken by the MAREANO project immediately after bottom trawling in the Troms III area show bottom sediments that are stirred up and sponges covered in “dust”. It appears that the trawling destroys the squat lobster’s burrows, and there is also very little fauna visible in the direct trawl path.