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.


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.

Cladosiphon okamuranus
This is also an edible algae.