Marine life


This project gathers data about fish stocks in the Barent Sea. 

Last changed: 16. September 2013

Fisheries Biology

Fisheries biology is intended to provide knowledge to ensure that fish stocks are managed in a responsible manner.

Last changed: 20. May 2013

Marine biology

Marine biology is the study of sea life, the species found there, and how they have evolved.

Last changed: 20. May 2013


The Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Institute of Marine Research monitors and researches water levels, currents, sea ice, ocean temperature and salinity in ocean areas important to Norway.

Last changed: 20. May 2013


In broad terms, habitats in the ocean can be split in two, the seabed and the water column

Last changed: 20. May 2013


The entire life cycle of marine mammals is linked to the sea. 

Last changed: 20. May 2013


Both crustaceans and molluscs are shellfish. Most crustaceans have five pairs of legs, and the front pair is transformed into claws.

Last changed: 20. May 2013


Norway manages some of the world's largest fish stocks together with other countries around the north east Atlantic. Many species migrate to the Norwegian coast to spawn. Other fish species use Norwegian waters as their pantry, while they spawn outside Norwegian waters.

Last changed: 20. May 2013

Chemicals accumulate in the food chain

A number of the hazardous substances found in coastal areas are very persistent, which means that they break down very slowly in the environment. Some, such as PCBs and dioxins, can cause damage even in small concentrations.

Last changed: 02. April 2013