In no other place on Earth are there more fjords than along the Norwegian coast, but what do these deep Norwegian fjords hide?
In late autumn, vast shoals of herring enter the fjords to seek shelter from the winter storms. Whales follow in their wake. Large pods of pilot whales and killer whales stalk the herring shoals along the coast and into the fjords. We have no pilot whales or killer whales here in the aquarium, but in our "Deep Fjords" ("De dype fjorder") exhibition, you can easily imagine life there — underwater. Norway is reknowned for its beautiful fjords and steep mountains. The fjords often have a shallow threshold near their mouth, which prevents both water and animals from entering or leaving the fjord easily, ensuring a relatively stable environment. Species that normally live in deep waters out along the coast are therefore found in relatively shallow water inside the fjords.