Seaweed Research Journal

Seaweed Research Journal

Aug 21, 2011

北大室蘭臨海実験所(旧・理学部附属海藻研究施設)で調査 (Survey at the Muroran Marine Station of Hokkaido University)

北海道大学北方生物圏フィールド科学研究センター室蘭臨海実験所(旧・北海道大学理学部附属海藻研究施設)を訪問しました。昨年から始まった長期観測調査です。
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.

室蘭実験所は地球岬に近いチャラツナイ浜にあります。
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
建物から下りてすぐ海です。
The building is just standing on the beach. We can swim from a slope directly. 


海からの景色。近くに人家はなく,静かで落ち着いた環境です。
It is absolutely quiet and is isolated from the town. Good to study.


マコンブやガゴメ,スジメ,アナメ,チガイソ,ワカメなどのコンブ目藻類が群落を形成していました。海草ではスガモがパッチ状に点在していました。
There were a lot of Kelp including Saccharina japonica, but the Phyllospadix iwatensis of Seagrass also stood out.