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Life in the sea

18. Sep 2013 - 30. Mar 2014

The Exhibition takes a deep dive off the edge of the coast of Rogaland, and shows what is to be found under the surface of the sea.  

There are different natural species under water, just as on land. Here we will be focusing on both rare and common species, species that we need to take care of, and species which we would rather not have along our coasts. The Exhibition has both fantastic photographs taken by the brothers Erling and Rudolf Svensen, as well as aquaria with different living marine species. If you are lucky you may also be there when an octopus or other marine species are being dissected.  

The Exhibition marks the beginning of the Department of Natural History’s emphasis on collecting new marine exhibits for our collections.   

In connexion with Life in the Sea you will also be able to see Metopa, an Exhibition on loan from the Polar Museum at the University of Tromsø, which is about Amphipods. These are tiny crustaceans which develop in the sea areas of the Arctic region. What happens to these when sea temperatures rise?   Stavanger museum has had good partners in developing the Exhibition Livet i havet: IRIS, Lundsvågen naturskole and Dyrego.