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Fin whale.

“Whales Give More Than They Take”

The importance of whales to ecosystems at sea and on land is a growing area of research. There is an expanding body of evidence to suggest that high numbers of whales support other lifeforms throughout the ecosystem—including those the whales prey upon—and commercial fish stocks.

Cod

Cod Stock in Good Shape

The cod stock in Icelandic waters is larger than at any time since the Marine Research Institute started monitoring stocks of pelagic fish around Iceland in 1985.

Horses in Borgarfjörður

Origin of Smooth Icelandic Gait Discovered

A new study reveals that the genetic mutation for an ambling gait, found the Icelandic horse, first appeared in horses in Medieval England and was subsequently spread around by Viking traders.

University of Iceland

New Supercomputer Hails Research Milestone

The computer services center at the University of Iceland today formally inaugurated its new supercomputer which, it is hoped, will provide a major boost to researchers in many different academic fields.