I have been to some places including Miyajima Shrine, Hiroshima Prefecture, to collect seaweed samples.
Ikutsushima shrine (Miyajima Shrine), a Shinto shrine on the island of Miyajima in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here is known as one of the most popular sightseeing spot in Japan. For me, however, it is one of good sampling site of Gracilaria vermiculophylla.
Thousands of tourists were watching beautiful Torii gate that is standing on the sea. But we looked for the seaweeds.
After the fieldwork at Miyajima Shrine, we visited Miyajima Aquarium that was recently refurbished.
There was a seagrass aquarium.
Oyster mariculture aquarium
We moved to the second site in Hatsukaichi City.
Caloglossa on the pole of oyster mariculture.