24 Aug 2022 - 13:00
Highlights: Mangrove forests play vital roles for both nature and society, helping to protect coastal communities from storms, filtering coastal runoff, providing a marine nursery, and acting as a...
Type: Press release
2 Aug 2022 - 11:00
A squid is a type of cephalopod that has an elongated body, eight arms and two tentacles. Globally, there are at least 300 species of squid distributed across the world’s oceans. They’re also a...
Type: Press release
20 Jul 2022 - 11:53
Garden eels are the ultimate homebodies. Instead of swimming freely in the ocean, these eels anchor themselves into burrows in the...
Type: Press release
9 Jun 2022 - 14:00
A simple PCR test could be used to improve cultivation of the edible brown seaweed, Okinawa mozuku, and even aid attempts at generating heat-tolerant strains, reported scientists from the Okinawa...
Type: Press release
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
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
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
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
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