May 19, 2012

いちき串木野市でサンゴ・藻場調査 (Field survey in Kushikino City)

MS student, Yuki, carried out his field survey at Kushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture. He focuses on to elucidating the characteristics of seaweed / corals communities in relation to the climate changes.

May 18, 2012

鹿児島県川辺町でオキチモズクのモニタリング (Nemalionopsis tortuosa)

We conducted annual survey of Nemalionopsis tortuosa  in Kagoshima Prefecture. This species can be found in the clean creek at the country side, and is recorded as an endangered species by Japanese Ministry of Environment.

May 13, 2012

かごしま環境未来館で海藻押し葉作成会 (Seaweed art workshop in Kagoshima Musem of Environment)


As the second event of seaweed hosted by Kagoshima Museum of Environment, there was a small workshop to make a seaweed art. Our laboratory members attended as the instructor.
Before starting, I told the importance of coastal environment and characteristics of seaweed community as the primary producer.

May 9, 2012




May 7, 2012

神戸大の調査に参加 (Filed survey in Hyogo Prefecture)

After I finished the seaweed observation program in Sakurajima, I moved to Awajishima Island of Hyogo Prefecture via Kobe by Shinkansen. Because I arrived at marine station of Kobe University at 10 o'clock, It was around five hours trip.

Next morning, I attended the field survey of Kobe University. Phycologists of some other institutions including Mie University, National Fisheries University also attended.

It was absolutely beautiful seaweed forest. I think that the species richness of this site might be relatively higher than other places in Osaka Bay.
After we finished today's survey, we moved to....

May 6, 2012

かごしま環境未来館の海藻観察会(Seaweed-Watching Event by Kagoshima Museum of Environment)

We had a seaweed-watching event for the public at Sakurajima yesterday as the official event of Kagoshima Museum of Environment. More than 15 people attended.

May 4, 2012