May 25, 2011

アントクメとトサカノリの関係 (Eckloniopsis and Meristotheca)

Two students carried out their field survey in Nagashima Island, that is located northwestern part of Kagoshima.


According to the experience of local fisherman, they cannot find any Meristotheca if Eckloniopsis dominated on the substratum. This year, seawater temperature of winter season was relatively lower than previous years, suggesting that it was good condition for temperate species, rather than tropical species.
Although I have been conducting the monitoring survey at this field since three years ago, I have never seen such a large Eckloniopsis forest. It was really amazing thing.