8 Apr 2022 - 09:33
Highlights Made famous through the popular film Finding Nemo, clownfish offer huge potential for scientific research. Now, researchers have pieced together a comprehensive genome of the false...
Type: Press release
4 Apr 2022 - 14:30
Highlights While octopus and cuttlefish are famous for their use of camouflage to match the color of the substrate, a third type of cephalopod—the squid—has never been reported displaying this...
Type: Press release
4 Apr 2022 - 14:30
Footage captured at OIST’s Marine Science Station shows that squid have an amazing ability to color-match the substrate in order to avoid predation. Credit: Ryuta Nakajima/ OIST. This video appeared...
Type: Video
15 Feb 2022 - 14:00
【Joint Press Release by Hiroshima University】 A group of Japanese and American researchers found that the Ptychodera flava, a worm-like marine organism capable of regenerating its entire head or...
Type: Press release
1 Feb 2022 - 10:08
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Onna Village in Okinawa Prefecture have launched the Ecological Smart Resort Project as a regional revitalization plan...
Type: Press release
23 Dec 2021 - 16:00
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have been monitoring the volcanic pumice that has been reported around the Okinawa coastline since mid-...
Type: News Article
7 Dec 2021 - 09:00
Highlights To reverse the global decline of coral reefs, a greater understanding of coral diversity is needed. Now, researchers in Japan have developed a tool—a short DNA sequence, called a...
Type: Press release
27 Aug 2021 - 10:00
From 17th – 25th July 2021, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) hosted the first SHIMA: Okinawa-Hawaii STEM Education Collaborative, in partnership with the...
Type: News Article
14 Jul 2021 - 21:54
Highlights For the first time, scientists have seen stony coral cells engulf dinoflagellates – single-celled, photosynthetic algae that are crucial for keeping coral alive The researchers used a...
Type: Press release
8 Jul 2021 - 11:41
Dinoflagellates are single-celled algae that are essential for keeping corals healthy. When dinoflagellates are added to coral cell in a petri dish, the coral cells quickly engulf the algae. At OIST...
Type: Video
29 Jun 2021 - 18:00
Highlights Bobtail and bottletail squids are tiny marine invertebrates that are found throughout the world’s oceans and are useful model animals for research There are 68 recognized species of...
Type: Press release
4 Jun 2021 - 00:00
Researchers in the Marine Climate Change Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), alongside those...
Type: News Article
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