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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Marine food consumption by adult Atlantic salmon and their energy requirements in a warming ocean
30. April 2023

How expected increased ocean temperatures associated with climate change may impact marine food consumption and energetics of adult salmon has been explored in a new study.

Atlantic salmon juveniles start marine  feeding soon after leaving the rivers
27. February 2023

The diet of nearly six hundred salmon post-smolt caught in Norwegian fjords was analysed in a new study. Already at that early stage of the marine migration, it is important for the salmon to find fish larvae to feed on.  

Iteroparity and its contribution to life-history variation in Atlantic salmon
26. February 2023

New study of iteroparity, or repeat spawning, of Atlantic salmon in 179 rivers shows that the proportion of repeat spawners averaged 3.8% (0-26% across rivers). Females were more often repeat spawners than males and lost less body mass between each spawning.