Seaweed Research Journal

Seaweed Research Journal

Mar 8, 2015

Porphyra survey at Minami-Satsuma City(坊津で坊ノリの調査)


Field survey of Pyropia (= Porphyra) was conducted at a rocky shore in Minami-Satsuma City, Kagoshima Prefecture. Fortunately, we found a big Pyropia population on the rocks in the upper intertidal zone facing the East China Sea. Indeed, rocks were mostly covered by the alga. 
薩摩半島南西部にある南さつま市坊津でアマノリ類の調査を行いました。この種は地元で「坊ノリ」と呼ばれており,波あたりの激しい沖合の瀬に生育しています。数年ぶりに来ました。


This alga, known as Bo-Nori for local people, was formerly harvested by fishermen in Winter, and was indispensable to their dietary culture.