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. 

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