Sharks of Norway

Torsdag 18. april 2024 kl. 14.00 –14.30

Naturhistorie - Forhandlingsrommet

Håbrann (Porbeagle Shark), Lamna nasus: the largest pelagic predatory shark in Norway.
Håbrann (Porbeagle Shark), Lamna nasus: the largest pelagic predatory shark in Norway.
Andy Murch /

Meet the scientists of the Museum and learn about our research!


In this series of four seminars researchers of the Natural History Museum of Bergen (University of Bergen) will talk about the wonders and secretes of marine life in Norway and beyond. Come and join us in this unique journey through some of the most fascinating and exquisite groups of marine organisms in our oceans and find out more about their ecology, evolution, and adaptations.


The Norwegian Sea is home to several shark species including both large and small species, such as the gigantic Basking Shark or the comparatively tiny Velvet Belly Lantern Shark. In the presentation and short excursion to the whale hall afterwards, we will dive into the world of some remarkable sharks occurring in Norway, current research on them and threats to them. All species have unique biological traits making them most interesting for research in different fields such as bioluminescence, body temperature regulation, or feeding strategies. We will also talk about the human impact on these species, how they are monitored, and what data is still lacking for successful conservation measures. Please join us on this bite of the One Ocean Week.

Nicolas Straube, is an associate professor of vertebrate systematics and curator of fish at the Department of Natural History of the University Museum of Bergen (University of Bergen).


Entry: Free - collect ticket at museumshop

Targeted public: High school students / university students / general public

Language: Seminar will be held in English

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

Møt forskerne ved museet, og bli kjent med deres forskning!


I denne serien på fire seminarer vil forskere ved Naturhistorisk museum i Bergen (Universitetet i Bergen) snakke om underverkene og hemmelighetene til livet i havet i Norge og utover. Kom og bli med oss ​​på denne unike reisen gjennom noen av de mest fascinerende og utsøkte gruppene av marine organismer i havene våre og finn ut mer om deres økologi, evolusjon og tilpasninger.


Gratis inngang, hent din billett i butikken.

Seminaret blir holdt på engelsk.