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The Team conducts and experiment on sensitivity of European lobster (Homarus gammarus) larvae stages to delousing agents

July-October 2018. Rosa Escobar, Ole Samuelsen, Ann-Lisbeth Agnalt and Aoife Parsons conducted a series of experiments to asses the sensitivity of European Lobster (Homarus gammarus) larval stages I to IV to the delousing agents Hydrogen Peroxide, Deltamethrin, Azamethiphos and the mixture of the last two. This will be followed by a behavioral study on the impacts of sublethal doses of …

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Caroline Durif and Anne Berit Skiftesvik go South the sample and tag eel

October 2018 – Caroline Durif and Anne Berit Skiftesvik spent a week in southern Norway talking with fishers (engaged in a sentinel fishery to assess the population status of the European eel along the Norwegian coast) and to tag eel as part of the Team’s MAREEL project (led by Caroline). Read an article about the MAREEL project HERE.

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Bastien Taormina joins the team to work on the effect of electromagnetic fields on juvenile lobster

October 2018 – Bastien Taormina, a Ph.D. student at IFREMER’s Centre de Bretagne, DYNECO, Laboratoire d’écologie benthique lab and France Energies Marines in Plouzané, France, is visiting us to work on the effect of electromagnetic fields (produced by subsea power cables) on juvenile lobster. To accomplish that, and with the assistance of Florian Freytet, he built a coil system (he is …

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Delousing agent keeps juvenile lobsters from finding shelter

3 October 2018 – Alessandro Cresci‘s recent article – Cresci, A., Samuelsen, O. B., Durif, C. M., Bjelland, R. M., Skiftesvik, A. B., Browman, H. I., & Agnalt, A. L. (2018). Exposure to teflubenzuron negatively impacts exploratory behavior, learning and activity of juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 160, 216-221. – was covered as a news story by our …

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The Team goes to Hamburg for the ICES Annual Science Conference

23-27 September 2018 – Kim Halvorsen, Caroline Durif, Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Howard Browman participated in the ICES ASC 2018 in Hamburg. Kim presented an oral paper on some of the Team’s wrasse work: Halvorsen, K.T., Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Tonje Knutsen Sørdalen, Caroline Durif, Reidun Bjelland & Howard I. Browman. Sustaining productive wrasse populations by applying fishery closures during the spawning …

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Fourth International Symposium on The Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans (ECCWO)

4-8 June 2018, Washington, DC. Howard Browman participated in the symposium. He also presented a brief history of the ICES Journal of Marine Science, its current editorial policies and competitive position, and the details of submitting manuscripts for publication in the special ECCWO symposium issue. For details about ECCWO, go to the symposium’s website, HERE. For a summary of symposium …

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Chasing glass eels in Spain

Every year around Christmas, glass eels of the species Anguilla anguilla are recruited to the Spanish coastline. They are the subject of a recreational fishery in the Basque country. Caroline Durif went along with the fishers with a Norwegian author Torolf Kroglund and their host Estibaliz Diaz from AZTI tecnalia. Glass eel sampling was scheduled in the little town of …

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Alessandro Cresci wins best student publication award

3 January 2018 – We are proud to announce that Alessandro Cresci has won the award for best student publication for his article, Cresci, A., C.B. Paris, C.M.F. Durif, S. Shema, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browman. 2017. Glass eels (Anguilla anguilla) have a magnetic compass linked to the tidal cycle. Science Advances 3: e1602007, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1602007. The Best …

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The importance of the marine habitat for the critically endangered European eel

18 December 2017 – The Research Council of Norway’s MARINFORSK Program has funded a four-year project (2018-2021) – led by Caroline Durif – to understand the factors that drive European eels to either colonize freshwater systems or remain in saltwater systems or shift habitat by determining their relative ecological advantage in terms of growth, fatty acid profiles, dietary pattern and …