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News archive - March

Published: 27.03.2015 - Updated: 05.06.2015
Bubblegum coral, Paragorgia arborea and red tree coral, Primnoa resedaeformis

Surrounded by corals

A number of different coral reefs have been discovered in waters off the Norwegian coast. The Røst Reef off Norway’s Lofoten Islands is the world's largest known Lophelia reef. That these corals almost encircle the entire North Atlantic is more unknown.

Published: 24.03.2015
Dr. Fridtjof Nansen

RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen explores seamounts of the Southeast Atlantic

The UN General Assembly has listed seamounts among marine habitat that may have particularly vulnerable benthic communities and fisheries resources. The recent cruise of the RV “Dr. Fridtjof Nansen”, from the 15. Jan to the 12. Feb 2015 aimed at mapping the occurrence and abundance of benthopelagic fish and sessile epibenthos in the southeast Atlantic.