Published 26.10.2016 - Updated 26.10.2016

Twinning salmonids – a new source to knowledge about conjoined twins?

Conjoined twins are frequently observed in fish hatcheries. However, they normally die during the first feeding period and rarely achieve adulthood. In this study we investigated different types of conjoined salmonid twins at the yolk sac stage, and dissected a fully developed conjoined twin specimen obtained at Institute of Marine Research, Matre Research Station. This may contribute in filling in knowledge – gaps on this subject also in higher species.

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Published 12.10.2016 - Updated 12.10.2016

Filling the knowledge gap

– I want to fill the knowledge gap on the reproductive dynamics of the Shallow water hake (Merluccius capensis), and the grant from Annenberg Foundadion has helped me to unlock some barriers in my study progress, says Lungelwa Nomxego. This weekend she will leave Bergen after a nearly two weeks stay.

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Published 28.09.2016 - Updated 28.09.2016

Policy into practice - report

Report from the 2nd Annual Hjort Open Science Seminar: Ecosystem research, advice and management - how to put policy into practice, held in Bergen 9-10 June 2016

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Published 27.09.2016 - Updated 27.09.2016

Paper of the Month – Linking bacterial diversity to pelagic food web transfer efficiency

As mediators of life and death, viruses are fundamental in marine ecosystem functioning. They stimulate microbial productivity by shunting biomass to the dissolved nutrient pool on one side, and they kill strong competitors in microbial communities on the other side, paving the way for coexistence and an enormous diversity in marine microorganisms.

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Published 23.09.2016 - Updated 29.09.2016

Second Hjort Summer School finished

The second Hjort summer school with the topic “Microbial Oceanography, Complexity vs Simplicity” is finished. As the year before, the school was a great success with 36 participants from all over the world including Asia, South America, Middle East, central and northern Europe and North-America. The school was held at the Marine Biology Station at Espegrend outside of Bergen.

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