Kunnskap om marine naturressurser i Barentshavet sørøst
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The status of knowledge of the resources in the Southeastern Barents Sea is reported. The area is dominated by Atlantic watermasses flowing eastwards. The planktonic production is high and secure good feeding conditions for some of the most important fish stocks in the area, namely capelin, cod, haddock, herring and deep-sea shrimp. Baleen whales and whitebeaked dolphin use the area for feeding and the harp seal has feeding migrations through the area. The ice edge is normally located north of the area, but in cold years it can be located further south. In such cases the ecology is changed and the presence of feeding capelin, polar cod and ice associated mammals such as ringed seal, bearded seal, polar bear and walrus in the area will change.