New exciting experimental study on local adaptation on cod at Flødevigen. We are now performing a focused small scale tank experiment, combined with genomics in order to answer IF/HOW cod are locally adapted to their environment.
We will later test what temp range juvenile cod are preferring (both pure lines from different areas of Norway, and juveniles from crossing cod from different areas).
Also: which genes do they turn on/off when temp is either inside or outside their preferred range?
This Friday a BIG trailer came to IMR Flødevigen with cod from close to Mo i Rana. These cod are now going in a big spawning basin with local cod from Risør… and now work starts!