This week, I had visited to the Muroran Marine-Station of Hokkaido University to do the field survey. It was a part of the national long-term survey project.
Muroran Marine Station (formerly, Algological Research Institute) is located on the Charatsunai-Beach near Chikyu-Cape that is one of the most famous sightseeing spot of Muroran City. There is a beautiful rocky shore with huge kelp forest.
|Wonderful view from the Marine Station|
The building is just standing on the beach. We can swim from a slope directly.
It is absolutely quiet and is isolated from the town. Good to study.
There were a lot of Kelp including Saccharina japonica, but the Phyllospadix iwatensis of Seagrass also stood out.