Local bee detected in Lithuania
Dr Laima Blažytė-Čereškienė, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Chemical and Behavioural Ecology of Nature Research Centre, gave a radio interview in the programme "Gamta – visų namai" about a local bee detected in Lithuania.
The interview is available at: https://www.lrt.lt/mediateka/irasas/2000086766/gamta-visu-namai-kalendoriuje-ziema-o-gamtoje-tik-jos-laukimas
Winds of change in littoral fishing: nets changed for traps
The Baltic Sea littoral zone is a ca. 20 m deep and ca. 3 km width littoral belt along the Lithuanian coast, extending 50 km north and south from the Klaipėda port gate. This aquatic area is important both from economic and recreational point of view. It distinguishes by a great productivity and biological diversity; it is important as fish foraging and spawning grounds, as a spawning migration route and waterfowl migration area, and it is gradually becoming more attractive for seals. The littoral zone is important both for commercial and amateur fishing.
Competition for the position of the Director of the Nature Research Centre
Pursuant to Order No. ISAK-2463 “On the Approval of the Description of the Procedure for Holding a Selection of the Director of the State Research Institute by Way of an Open Competition Procedure” of the Minister of Education and Science of 1 December 2009 and Order No. P1-281 of the Minister of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania “On the Approval of Qualification Requirements for the Position of the Director of the Centre for Innovative Medicine” of 31 October 2019, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania has announced a competition for the position of the Director of the Nature Research Centre.
Experimental research by NRC's Laboratory of Fish Ecology
The researchers of the Laboratory of Fish Ecology of Nature Research Centre are conducting a research experiment with pike larvae/fry. The growing of pike fry in closed recirculation systems is very complicated – only live food (zooplankton) is used for feeding. Therefore, during the experiment, pike are being grown in creels set in a pond, i.e. "in nature". A creel is composed of a frame floating above water and a silk "cage" under water where fish are kept. Illumination is installed to attract zooplankton to the creels. Illuminated creels look interesting at night