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Photo. Svanhildur Egilsdóttir.

Excellent year for research at sea – despite COVID-19

The Marine & Freshwater Research Institute ‘s research vessels haven‘t missed out on a single tour.
Photo: Móna Lea Óttarsdóttir

Salmon fed on wood

The Marine & Freshwater Research Institute‘s aquaculture farm in Grindavík is now working on an experimental project for Matís
Image from the ISMN catalogue

The MFRI Humpback whale ISMN Catalog online version is up to date

You can, now, find 1434 unique Humpback whale individuals gathered over a span of 40 years (from 1980 to date)
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
Image: Svanhildur Egilsdóttir

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.

A new species of red algae discovered in Iceland

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


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

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
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