Seaweed Research Journal

Seaweed Research Journal

Dec 11, 2012

Coralline ball(マサゴバラ)

After finishing the coral survey in Tsushima Island, I came back home to attend a class of Marine Botany for undergraduate students on Monday morning. After finishing it, I returned to Nagasaki Prefecture to continue the another survey. Another one was held in Iki Island.
これも一ヶ月前のことになりますが,対馬の調査を終えた後,講義をするために一旦鹿児島に戻り,そのあとすぐに壱岐に行きました。

これもサンゴの調査だったのですが,海藻で印象的だったのは・・・
It was the survey for coral, however, algae was also interesting for me.

This is a species of coralline alga, but is known as "coralline ball" by its characteristic appearance.
「マサゴバラ」という名前(生育状態)として知られる,ヒライボの転石状の塊でした。