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Howard Browman appears on prestigious list of the world’s most influential researchers (2022 update)

21 November 2022 – Researchers at Stanford University have published a ranking of the most influential researchers in the world within their disciplines (newly updated for 2022 – see Table 1 authors-career, HERE). The analysis identifies the top two percent of world-leading researchers – Howard Browman is amongst those listed in the field of fisheries. Read a brief story about …

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Sandeel are in the house!

1 November 2022 – Caroline Durif , along with IMR colleagues Prescilla Perrichon and Elin Sørhus, went out to collect sandeel (Ammodytes marinus) broodstock off Karmøy. They were caught using a bottom trawl that dredged sand at around 50 m. In Norway, sandeel spawn in early January. They spend most of their time buried in the sand but come out …

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Howard Browman is appointed to the Trustee Board of the Committee on Publication Ethics

28 September 2022 – Howard Browman was recently appointed to the Trustee Board (= board of directors) of the Committee on Publication Ethics. He will also continue on the COPE Council. Howard looks forward to continuing to contribute to COPE’s important work: COPE “is committed to educating and supporting editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics with the aim …

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CoastVision project start-up meeting

14-16 September 2022 – The start-up meeting of the CoastVision project took place in Grimstad/Arendal last week. Sixteen of the project’s partners participated in the meeting. The project members presented data and state-of-the-art methods, which resulted in exciting discussions. We also took time to explore Grimstad’s rich culture of food production and maritime history. The next 12 months of the …

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Exposure to magnetic fields from subsea cables slows down haddock larvae

12 September 2022 – Alessandro Cresci’s latest article reports that Atlantic haddock larvae swam more slowly after being exposed in the laboratory to magnetic fields similar to those created by undersea cables connecting offshore wind farms. Read a stories about the work HERE, and HERE (in Norwegian) and the article in PNAS Nexus HERE.

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Alessandro Cresci presents at the 32nd Congress of the European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

30 August 2022 – Alessandro Cresci presented a talk – “A unique approach to assessing the impact of low-frequency noise and magnetic fields generated by offshore wind farms on behavior and dispersal of fish larvae” – at 32nd Congress of the European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry in Napoli, Italy. The talk was one of two recognized as “best …

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Wrasse field work underway!

16 June 2022 – Kim Halvorsen, Tonje Knutsen Sørdalen, Anne Berit Skiftesvik and our team study the ecology and reproduction of wrasse in a small MPA in Austevoll, Norway. More than 15000 individuals have been tagged with PIT-tags since 2017. Understanding how fishing and temperature affects mating behavior and the phenology of the reproductive season is important because the wrasse …

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Could fish larvae be disturbed by offsore wind farms?

10 February 2022 – Alessandro Cresci‘s postdoctoral work on offshore wind is described in a recent article. Alessandro is also providing advice at the European level on the impacts of noise on marine life as Young Ambassador for the European Marine Board (EMB), a body that provides guidelines on research priorities in Europe. He recently co-authored a new comprehensive report from the …

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Nordic Council of Ministers report on sustainable use of cleaner fish

7 December 2021 – Kim Halvorsen, Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Caroline Durif were part of the core writing team for this important report: Halvorsen, K., A.B. Skiftesvik, C. Durif, E. Faust, H. Wennhage, C. André, J.L. Rønfeldt, P.R. Møller, H. Carl, T. Jørgensen, M. Quintela, N. Sandlund, L.H. Stien, K. Nedreaas, E. Jansson, H.H. Stockhausen, K. Korsnes, P. Reynolds, A. …

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A unifying hypothesis for the spawning migrations of temperate anguillid eels

12 October 2021 – Caroline Durif lead the way in conceptualizing, synthesizing, analyzing and writing this important review article that puts forward a unifying hypothesis to explain how anguillid eels, including the European eel, manage their amazing long distance migrations. Read the article HERE, the press release, and a story about the work in The Economist, HERE.

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Should I stay or should I go (home)?

21 September 2021. The team is investigating the homing ability of the goldsinny wrasse, a territorial reef fish that performs relatively short winter migrations from shallow to deeper water. In September, a team from IMR (Kim Halvorsen, Torkel Larsen, Even Moland and Esben Moland Olsen) and the University of Agder (Lars Korslund) surgically implanted telemetry tags in 60 goldsinny wrasse. …