Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Omura bay sampling

Omura bay sampling

We went to Omura bay for sampling. on August 2 This was fifth times, in Omura bay in this year.

And we got 20 sediment cores by scuba diving.

(However I didn’t get sediment core samples by myself.
Because I don’t have a scuba diving’s license. I want to get the license for sampling later this year.)

After sampling, we sliced top of the sediment cores and stored for later analyzation.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ms. Song Jing from China, and studying fish reproductive physiology

Hello everyone, nice to meet you!

My name is Song Jing, coming from China. From October I started my second year

of the 5-year PhD program at the Institute for East China Sea Research of Nagasaki


I like fish very much, so I chose to study fish!

My research subject is using  physiological methods to examine the effect of environmental conditions such temperature and bioconcentration of aritificial chemicals, on fish reproductive activity and early development. The fish I used for my study is common goby, a very lovely fish living in the coast areas all round the world.

If you also interest in this research field, please focus on my research progress and contact me. Let’s enjoy our research and study together!

Looking forward to you! Thank you!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Research cruise for Kagoshima prefecture

Because our last research cruise was canceled, I joined a cruise for Kagoshima prefecture on the Kakuyo-maru from July 22 to 25.

I  was able to obtain samples of plankton, samples of fish juveniles and conduct CTD casts.

We met dolphins!

After sampling, we visited Ibusuki city, Kagoshima prefecture.
I helped with the sampling of Miss.Shanshan, a third year of the 5-year Doctoral program at Nagasaki University.

 She collected the poisonous seaweed Chondria armata, but it was not in good condition.

We could see beautiful animals.

After sampling, we took a Sand steam bath and had some dinner.

Sashimi of Spratelloides gracilis.

Shabu-shabu of Black pig.

It was lots of hard work, but a pleasant trip.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Research cruise in East China Sea

From May 27 to 29 and from June 3 to 5, I went on a research cruise on the Kakuyo-maru.

Though it was very stormy and we had some trouble, I was able to obtain many samples of plankton and conduct CTD casts.

On the next cruise, I hope to obtain some samples of juveniles.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

One of the students - Fumiaki Mori

Hello, everyone.

I’m Fumiaki Mori, a member of Marine Microbial Ecology Lab.

My research topic examines the interaction between microbes and the environment, and is focused on  how microbes affect hypoxia in Omura Bay.

I hope that you can follow my progress as part of the MME Lab.
This is a picture of bacteria taken by the camera of a fluorescence microscope.

-- editor's note: Mr. Mori is in his second year of the 5-year PhD program at Nagasaki University.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mid-term examination

Hello, everyone,

Last year, I had mid-term examination, and presented my study.
The title of the presentation was the effect of group size on associations of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins.
I had so many searching question and incisive comments from examiners.

I passed examination, and now I am third year of 5-year doctoral student.
I am glad to be able to continue studying about Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins.



Wednesday, May 8, 2013

One of the students-Takamasa Hasegawa

Hello, everyone.

I'm Takamasa Hasegawa, a second year of 5-year Doctoral program at Nagasaki University. I belong to the Aquaculture Biology Laboratory and I am investigating plankton productivity in current-rips, as well as the early life history of fish in the East China Sea.