The fish in Greenland’s great cod boom in the 1960s did not come from Iceland, as previously thought. They were ‘made in Greenland’ .
By individually tagging fish in a lake and following their movements, a research team led by DTU Aqua has shown that migration is a very effective defence against being eaten
DTU Aqua offers a training course in Salt Water Recirculation Aquaculture Technology for the Baltic Sea Region from Saturday 5th - Wednesday 9th October 2013.
The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources invites applications for two professorships. The professors are expected also to act as adjunct professors at DTU Aqua
European and American scientists are meeting in Barcelona, Spain this month to launch a new European initiative for climate service observations and modelling. DTU Aqua is leading the work on translating the forecasts into biological outcomes.
It is never easy to have to count all the fish in the sea. However, biologists and administrators all over Europe will soon receive a helping hand from a new shared database developed by DTU Aqua – National Institute of Aquatic Resources
DTU's research vessel Dana is following in the path of past pioneers when steaming off to characterize and trace the waters of the East Greenland Current
The eastern Baltic cod stock has recently started to recover, after two decades of severe
depletion, however with unexpected side-effects.
New research makes it easier to protect vulnerable species from overfishing, writes Science Nordic based on a study by Professor Einar Nielsen of DTU Aqua, which has just been published in Nature Communications.
Recently discovered population of comb jellies in the Baltic consists entirely of dwarf individuals
DTU Aqua in Hirtshals is hosting international AQUABEST-meeting on sustainable fish farming in the Baltic Sea Region. The project aims to transfer the technology of the Danish high-tech and environmentally friendly Model Trout Farms to sustainable saltwater farming.
The first Danish study into how one of the worlds largest wind farms affects marine life is now completed. It shows that the wind turbines and the fish live quite happily together. Indeed some species of fish have actually increased in number.
New research reveals how herring genes vary with the environment. The discovery could make it easier to protect the herring stock against future challenges such as climate change, writes ScienceNordic based on resultats from DTU Aqua PhD dissertation.
DTU Aqua has recently published a brochure which gives an introduction to the institute and its work areas.
Researchers from DTU Aqua have shed light on the peculiar behaviour of the commercially and ecologically valuable sandeel.
Even though the oceans warm up slower than land, a recently published study in the scientific journal, Science, shows that marine life has to move their ranges just as quickly as species on land to cope with the changing temperatures. This is the first time that the rate at which marine species have to change to cope with global warming has been quantified.
A recently published study shows that due to the low salinity, the invasive comb jelly cannot produce enough eggs to sustain a population in the central Baltic Sea. This is another indication, that the comb jelly poses no threat to the commercially important Baltic cod.
Behavioural experiments and brain research reveal surprising similarities between fish and humans. For example, some individuals are routine-bound creatures of habit, while others are better able to improvise.
Three institutes at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) participate in the future ”Centre for Ocean Life”, which is financed by the Villum Foundation and directed by DTU Aqua.
18 new students have begun their studies at the DTU Aqua's MSc program in Aquatic Science and Technology. More than half of the students are from abroad.
Maturity staging is used to estimate the size of the spawning fraction of a fish stock and advice on fishing quotas. DTU Aqua gathered biologists from 15 different countries in order to standardise guidelines for maturity determination of sprat and herring among countries, and thus increase the accuracy of fish stock assessments.
Researchers from DTU Aqua have decoded the behaviour of Norway lobsters and cod and used the results to develop a selective trawl. This so-called SELTRA-trawl ensures that fewer cod end up as by-catch in the Norway lobster fishery in the Kattegat.
In August, international PhD-students and marine biology experts travelled to the small village Ólafsvík in Iceland in order to attend a PhD-course organized by DTU Aqua. On the schedule was sampling of marine snow in the nearby fjord, and lectures on how the ocean’s tiniest creatures transport the increasing amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere into the deep oceans.
For years, the copepod, Metridia, has managed to remain hidden from science. However, this spring, during fieldwork at the Arctic Station, for the very first time researchers succeeded in filming how this constantly feeding little crayfish catches its prey.
A recently published research paper shows, that dual management objectives to recover cod and grey seal populations in the Baltic Sea are realistic. Even though it means that the grey seals will get more cod on the menu.
Two years after DTU Aqua’s MSc program started, the first graduate defended her thesis. She is the first Master of Science in Aquatic Science and Technology.
Adult cod seem to have the entire ocean at their disposal, and yet each individual cod still chooses ‘their own’ local shipwreck, which they swim back to faithfully day after day. This is just one of the fascinating results from research using acoustic tags which has yielded new insights into what cod get up to below the surface of the sea.