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).
Disclaimer: This is not an official site of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR). The IMR’s official site is here.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
On 3-4 March 2014, Reidun Bjelland and Caroline Durif participated in a conference on cleanerfish at which Reidun presented our team’s work with the wrasse species complex. The conference program can be viewed HERE.
These pages were last updated 2 October 2014