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Photo: Svanhildur Egilsdóttir

Clean Nordic Oceans

Network to exchange knowledge and experience of methods and measures that can reduce the risk of ghost fishing and marine litter
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Is today, February 11th
Schizymenia jonssonii growing in the lower intertidal zone on the Reykjanes peninsula, SW Iceland.
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A new species of red algae discovered in Iceland

Recently an unknown species of Rhodophyta or red algae was discovered in Iceland.
Fig: MFRI

HUMPBACK WHALE ISMN0182

Late November 2019, a humpback whale stranding in the Westfjords was reported
Fig. MFRI

HUMPBACK WHALE ISMN0122 from Iceland to Dominican Republic (January 2020)

International collaborations, especially for long migrating animals such as Humpback whale are very crucial.
This is flat periwinkle (Littorina obtusata) on 
green algae ( Acrosiphonia arcta).

Merry Christmas

No TAC recommended for capelin during the 2019/2020 season

No TAC recommended for capelin during the 2019/2020 season

Acoustic measurements of the capelin stock were undertaken 12th September – 21st October 2019
Figure illustrating the great diversity of the mesopelagic layer showing two fish species and severa…

New EU project on sustainable mesopelagic fisheries

Researchers are to look into whether organisms living deep in the oceans can be exploited in an ecologically and economically sustainable way
Photo: Svanhildur Egilsdóttir

ICES advice on fishing opportunities of widely distributed pelagic fish stocks

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has released advice on fishing opportunities of widely distributed pelagic fish stocks, including Norwegian spring-spawning herring, blue whiting and Northeast-Atlantic mackerel.
Photo: Ragnhildur Magnúsdóttir

Doctoral (PhD) candidate in Freshwater Ecology

The Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) in collaboration with University of Iceland and Imperial College London has a PhD position in Freshwater Ecology from January 2020
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