25 Jul 2018
The Okinawan habu is endemic to the Ryukyu islands of Japan. It is the longest and the most venomous of the three habu species found in the region.
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25 Jul 2018
The Okinawan Habu can produce a large amount of venom. The venom is hemotoxic and destroys the blood cells and tissues of the prey.
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17 May 2018
The coral farm at Onna, with growing Acropora coral
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17 May 2018
A coral nursery in Maeganeku, Okinawa. Corals are maintained on metal posts.
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17 May 2018
Dr. Yuna Zayasu (right) with co-author Prof. Noriuki Satoh (left)
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17 May 2018
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
5 Dec 2017
The evolutionary relationships between the bilaterians, in which conserved molecular programs for head patterning are shown in orange. 
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5 Dec 2017
Left: worm sampling locations. Right: the evolutionary relationships between the lophotrochozoans presented in the study, with their body structures shown on the right.  
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5 Dec 2017
If you were to visit a marine biology lab at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), you might find strange-looking worms squirming in petri dishes, their...
Type: News Article
5 Dec 2017
A nemertean worm (Notospermus geniculatus). Left: a contracted worm. Right: an extended worm. The nemertean body is usually highly contractible and extendable. Some nemertean species, such as Lineus...
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18 Jul 2017
Revealing the origin and evolutionary history of the world’s manifold life forms is one way in which we seek to understand them. Even the smallest inhabitant can yield fascinating insights. For...
Type: News Article
18 Jul 2017
From left to right: Professor Nori Satoh, Tsai-Ming Lu, and Dr. Miyuki Kanda.
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