Welcome to fishlarvae.com!

These web pages present an overview of the research activity being conducted at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research by Howard Browman, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Caroline Durif, Reidun Bjelland, David Fields, and our students, Post-Doctoral Associates, Research Associates, and Collaborators. We also provide some general information on the early life stages of marine fish and shellfish, and links to other web pages that might be useful to those interested in such matters (under the RESOURCES menu item).

DisclaimerThis is not an official site of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR). The IMR’s official site is here.

Latest News

Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik visit Lake Superior State University

5-6 November 2014 – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik visited Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA to interact with students and faculty and plan possible collaborations. Barbara Evans hosted our visit (see photo of Howard with Anne Berit and Barbara). Howard delivered a lecture on ocean acidification, “Some marine organisms will do just fine in a high CO2 world”, and Anne Berit lectured on, “The biological control component of integrated pest management on salmon farms in Norway”

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Special issue of the ICES Journal of Marine Science

6 October 2014 – A special issue of the ICES Journal of Marine Science, published today, commemorates the legacy of Johan Hjort, the father of modern fisheries science. Read the ICES press release HERE and click on the image below to read the special issue!

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Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik at the ICES Annual Science Conference

12-19 September 2014 – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik participated in the ICES Annual Science Conference in A Coruna, Spain. Howard participated in a “meet-and-greet” the Editors of the ICES Journal of Marine Science and in a mentorship dialog with early career scientists.
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Our research on eel migration is covered in a 2 page newspaper spread!

7 September 2014 – Caroline Durif and Anne Berit Skiftesvik wrote an article on our European eel research that appeared in Bergen Tidende! Read the article HERE (sorry, it is in Norwegian)
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Howard Browman and Jan Pechenik held a scientific writing/publishing workshop at the Institute of Marine Research

10-11 June 2014 – Howard Browman and Jan Pechenik held a scientific writing/publishing workshop at the Institute of Marine Research. Contact Howard Browman if you are interested in arranging for us to give a workshop at your institution!


Howard Browman participates in the ECOKNOWS Symposium

2-4 June 2104, Porvoo, Finland. Howard Browman and 70 other researchers participated in the ICES-sponsored symposium, Ecological basis of risk analysis for marine ecosystems. A selection of articles from the symposium will be published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. During the symposium, Finnish environmental cartoonist Seppo Leinonen drew this amusing cartoon.Seppo cartoon of fish larvae_500


Proceedings of the 2012 Larval Fish Conference now available!

19 May 2014 – The Proceedings of the 2012 Larval Fish Conference – organized and hosted by Howard Browman, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Caroline Durif, Reidun Bjelland, et al. – have been published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. The articles can be downloaded HERE!


Visiting scientist Claire Paris

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Claire Paris with her DISC

April 2014 – Claire Paris from the University of Miami visited us with her Drifting in situ Chamber (DISC). The purpose of the visit was to conduct pilot experiments to determine the in situ swimming and orientation ability of Atlantic haddock and halibut larvae. We also tested the glass eel life stage of the European eel (recently arrived at the Norwegian coast after their trans Atlantic migration).

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Claire Paris and Howard Browman on a DISC deployment mission


Large group at Austevoll to conduct ocean acidification experiment

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Allison Bailey and Jeff Runge inspecting the experiment

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Left-right: David Fields, Jeff Runge, Howard Browman, Steve Shema, Reidun Bjelland

March-May 2014 – Seven visitors have been at Austevoll during this period to conduct a lengthy experiment on the effects of ocean acidification on the Arctic copepod, Calanus glacialis. They were: David Fields and Alexander Vermont from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Jeffrey Runge and Cameron Thompson from the University of Maine’s Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Peter Thor and Allison Bailey from the Norwegian Polar Institute and Steve Shema.


Glass eels arrive at the Norwegian coast after a long migration!

25 March 2014 – Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Caroline Durif, Steve Shema and Howard Browman were out in a local bay at Austevoll, Norway, collecting glass eels. The eels had recently arrived at the coast after their long journey from the Sargasso Sea and were collected just prior to their moving up river and inland to a lake. The eels are being sampled for size, condition and genetic relatedness analysis.Glass eels_750


 

These pages were last updated 22 November 2014