Atlantic salmon is a well-studied species, but there are still mysteries of where they reside in the ocean and what impacts their marine survival. ATLANTIC SALMON AT SEA - factors affecting their growth and survival (SeaSalar) is a research program where research institutions join forces to increase the knowledge on Norwegian salmon at sea.

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Lea Hellenbrecht, with new master degree from the University of Bergen and Institute of Marine Research. Photo: Private

Master thesis with exciting results on marine feeding of young salmon

Lea Hellenbrecht successfully defended her master thesis at the University of Bergen in the beginning of September, on feeding of wild Atlantic salmon post-smolts in Norwegian fjords.
Lo Person, PhD from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden. Photo: Jonas Burman

New collaboration expands the SeaSalar team

Lo Persson has joined us as a postdoc funded by the Swedish Research Council. - A welcome Swedish-Norwegian collaboration that will strengthen the knowledge exchange between the Atlantic and Baltic, and enable new studies on how growth and genes impact age at maturity in salmon.
Migration routes of individual salmon from the River Nidelva at Arendal, tagged with satellite tags. Analyses and map by John F. Strøm

Ocean-cruise with salmon from southern Norway - we follow salmon from River Nidelva on a dangerous journey in the ocean

This is the preliminary story of the travels of salmon tagged with satellite tags in River Nidelva at Arendal. The story includes a new record, with bluefin tuna or porbeagle involved.