6 Apr 2017
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
6 Apr 2017
Type: Photo
Many fish species found in Okinawa migrate between streams and the sea.  The larvae usually grow in marine habitats and then disperse during their larval phase.  Their larval ecology in marine habitats is unknown, though it is important for understanding their dispersal.
14 Oct 2016
Many fish species found in Okinawa migrate between streams and the sea.  The larvae usually grow in marine habitats and then disperse during their larval phase.  Their larval ecology in...
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On September 24th, 2016, Ken Maeda, a researcher from OIST’s Marine Genomics Unit, received the Young Researcher Award from the Ichthyological Society of Japan
14 Oct 2016
On September 24th, 2016, Ken Maeda, a researcher from OIST’s Marine Genomics Unit, received the Young Researcher Award from the Ichthyological Society of Japan.
Type: Photo
Picture of a goby
14 Oct 2016
Picture of a goby
Type: Photo
Dr. Maeda teaches at the Onna-OIST Children's School of Science each year.
14 Oct 2016
Dr. Ken Maeda teaches at the Onna-OIST Children's School of Science each year. 
Type: Photo
30 Sep 2016
Corals first appeared on earth nearly half a billion years ago during the Cambrian Period of the Paleozoic Era. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle categorized corals as zoophyta, or “plant-...
Type: Press release
Corals lose their mouth structures when brachyury is inhibited. This figure depicts a coral embryo with fully functional brachyury on the left and a coral embryo containing the inhibited gene on the right. The yellow circle shows the area where the mouth structure is expected.
27 Sep 2016
Corals lose their mouth structures when brachyury is inhibited. This figure depicts a coral embryo with fully functional brachyury on the left and a coral embryo containing the...
Type: Photo
Figure 1: New technology allows for microinjection experiments using Acropora eggs. Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka developed a method to study Acropora eggs by using glass capillaries attached to a glass slide to trap the eggs when water is slowly removed. A small amount of water remains in the space between the glass pieces and immobilizes the eggs due to the surface tension of the remaining amount of water.
27 Sep 2016
New technology allows for microinjection experiments using Acropora eggs. Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka developed a method to study Acropora eggs by using glass capillaries attached to a glass slide to trap the...
Type: Photo
Spawning of Acropora tenuis, the most abundant coral in Okinawa
27 Sep 2016
Spawning of Acropora tenuis, the most abundant coral in Okinawa
Type: Photo
12 Sep 2016
On Saturday, August 27, Jun Inoue, a researcher in the Marine Genomics Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) received the Young Scientist Initiative Award...
Type: News Article
17 Aug 2016
Coral reefs are delicate ecosystems, which are endangered by climate change and human activities. The restoration of these underwater environments is typically carried out by transplanting corals...
Type: News Article
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