Fish and fauna
Halibut - hippoglossus hippoglossus
2018-02-04 17:38The Atlantic halibut – hippoglossus hippoglossus is one of our most famous fishes and one that divers come to see for themselves. The halibut is among the largest bony fishes in the world, they are strong swimmers and are able to migrate over long distances. They live usually on the bottom, between
2018-02-04 17:31Tritonia hombergii is the biggest nudibranchs we have up here in the north. It can grow up to 20 cm and can be found eating and hiding among the Dead-man’s finger (alcyonium digitatum). Up here in Saltstraumen it is very commonly found at Ørneset and Oksebåsen, from shallow to depth around 40 m.
Yarrell's blenny- Chirolophis ascani
2018-02-04 15:16Yarrell's blenny lives among algeas and like hard bottom and rocks. In the corner in Oksebåsen we have a crack, that goes from the surface all the way down to the bottom at 60 meters, and here you can found this little fish at around 10 to 30 meters.
The Angler - Lophius piscatorius
2018-01-31 09:56The angler, of the Monkfish family, is also sometimes called frogfish or sea-devil. It can grow up to 200 cm and weight up to 90 kg. The female is bigger then the male.
The angler is a chameleon and can be hard to spot as it lies in the vegetation. All round its head and also along the body the s