Seaweed Research Journal

Seaweed Research Journal

Jul 4, 2013

Seaweed flora survey in Yoron Is (与論島で藻場調査を実施)

Second day....

We conducted the seaweed flora survey with local fisherman. It was clear sky with calm waves. It is an absolutely good day for survey.

2日目
地元の漁業者の方と藻場調査を実施しました。とっても天気のよい日で,調査日よりでした。



Departed from a small harbor.


Codium repens
In Yoron, local inhabitants eat some fresh algae including Gracilaria, Cladosiphon and Monostoroma. Indeed, Local inhabitants in Yoron Island and adjacent region eat Codium repens (local name: BIRU or BIU), and is known as the quite unique dietary culture in Japan. We confirmed the exact harvesting site of Codium repens.
与論島の皆さんはユミガタオゴノリやモズク,ヒトエグサなどを食べますが,ミル(ヤセガタモツレミル,モツレミル)も食べます。ミルを食べる食文化は(日本では)与論島周辺のみで,食文化を考える上でとても興味深いですね。今回,地元の皆さんが収穫される場所を教えてもらいました。

Cladosiphon okamuranus
This is also an edible algae.