11 Dec 2019 - 19:00
A video of Euprymna brenneri, a newly described species of bobtail squid.
Type: Video
30 Jul 2019 - 14:00
Dicyemids, microscopic parasites comprised of 30 cells, are in-between creatures. With their basic three-part body plan, they are more complex than single-celled protozoans but considerably less...
Type: Press release
3 Jul 2019 - 09:23
(Joint Press Release) Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research in the journal...
Type: Press release
16 Apr 2019 - 00:00
Translucent jellyfish, colorful corals and waving sea anemones have very different bodies but all fall on the same big branch in the animal family tree. Jellyfish actually start out anchored to the...
Type: Press release
25 Dec 2018 - 12:00
The islands of Okinawa are surrounded by magnificent coral reefs. However, in recent years changing climatic and anthropogenic conditions have left large stretches of these reefs damaged and...
Type: News Article
24 Aug 2018 - 09:00
A new Nature Communications paper has journeyed to the inside of our insides, as a team from the Okinawa Institute of...
Type: Press release
21 May 2018 - 09:38
Out at sea, a scientist holds a plankton sample up to the light and observes the shimmering contents. This sparkling spectacle is caused by thousands of microscopic organisms living at the sea...
Type: News Article
17 May 2018 - 17:04
Coral reefs are in trouble. Between pollution, rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification, coral systems throughout the world’s oceans are severely declining – and some have disappeared. However...
Type: News Article
6 Apr 2017 - 02:00
The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish - or COTS - is a familiar sight for scuba divers in tropical waters: the starfish, resembling the biblical that gave it its name, swarms over coral reefs around the world...
Type: Press release
9 Aug 2016 - 11:12
Mozuku is a unique Okinawan seaweed. Scientifically known as Cladosiphon okamuranus, this alga is popular in Japanese cuisine, and it has been farmed for more than 35 years. The cultivation of this...
Type: Press release
14 Jul 2016 - 16:43
Okinawa, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the East China Sea on the other, is an ideal place for marine science research. In an inauguration ceremony held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016,...
Type: News Article
23 Jun 2016 - 13:32
Coral cannot survive on its own for long. It needs to create a ...
Type: News Article
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