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News archive - November

Published: 24.11.2014 - Updated: 11.12.2014
The sideswimmer Halirages helgae

Discovery of a new sideswimmer

A new species of sideswimmers (amphipod) has been found on the continental slope off northern Norway. The new species is approximately 1 cm long, and appears to prefer water temperatures below 0 °C and depths of 1,000-2,600 metres. In total, 50 specimens of the new species were found.

Published: 13.11.2014
Blue forest in Norway

Norwegian Competence Network on Blue Forests Established

Oslo/Arendal/Bergen, 13 November – The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), GRID-Arendal and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) have become the pioneering founders of a new Norwegian initiative to strengthen and share national competence on ‘blue forest’ habitats.

Published: 10.11.2014 - Updated: 24.11.2014

Needless with five hunting areas for minke whale

DNA analysis shows that all minke whales in Norwegian catches belong to the same population. Thus there is no genetic reason to divide the whaling into five different hunting areas.

Published: 06.11.2014 - Updated: 13.11.2014
Biotope map

New biotope map for areas offshore Troms and Finnmark

A new biotope map for the area including Troms III and the shelf edge to west Finnmark is now available on MAREANO's map service.

Published: 04.11.2014 - Updated: 18.11.2014

Mutated salmon louse DNA spread throughout the North Atlantic in 11 years or less

A recent study has demonstrated that genetic changes giving the salmon louse partial resistance towards one of the most commonly used delousing chemicals in marine aquaculture (emamectin benzoate/Slice) have spread to salmon lice in the entire North Atlantic in a maximum of just 11 years.