Mar 3, 2015

Sargassum fusiforme in Kagoshima(鹿児島のヒジキ)

Introducing an underwater view of Sargassum fusiforme population in Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Japan. This is the actual current status before the harvest. This species, known as Hijiki In Japanese, will be harvested by fishermen in April and May.

Sargassum fusiforme ヒジキ

Its characteristic ecophisiology will be reported from the following article (coming soon):

Kokubu, S., Nishihara, G. N., Watanabe, Y., Tsuchiya, Y., Amano, Y., Terada, R. 2015. The effect of irradiance and temperature on the photosynthesis of a native brown alga, Sargassum fusiforme (Fucales) from Kagoshima, Japan. Phycologia 54: (in press)