Marine Biology with Laboratory & Field Work 1

(2) Observing the animals of the tidal flats with biological identification Ryutaro Goto (Assistant Professor, FSERC)

*Note that the ship sometimes swayed on high waves
[Seto Marine Biological Laboratory]
The laboratory was established in 1922 at Shirahama Town, Wakayama prefecture. Throughout its history, the laboratory has been one of center places in Japan to study systematics, ecology and other natural history sciences of marine invertebrates. The laboratory has been visited by hundreds of distinguished scientists from all over the world for their research and also used for education for university students from various parts of Japan. The laboratory holds Shirahama Aquarium as an adjunct facility and Hatakejima Island as a protected area. The neighboring coastal areas are composed of diverse environments such as steep cliffs, bays of various sizes, sandy beaches, rocky shores, and mudflat. The climate is mild, which is influenced by the warm oceanic current Kuroshio, and the marine flora and fauna are exceptionally rich.


Graduate School
Faculty of Science, Field Science Education and Research Center
Japanese, English
Instructor name
Tomoyuki Nakano(Junior Associate Professor, FSERC)
Ryutaro Goto(Assistant Professor, FSERC)
Mariko Kawamura(Researcher, FSERC)
Hiroki Yamauchi(Technical staff, FSERC)
Kohki Yamamoto(the Captain, Technical staff, FSERC)
Keisuke Koizumi(Doctoral Course, Graduate School of Science)
Seto Marine Biological Laboratory


No. U-SCI00 22733 EJ69 Term 2021・Intensive, First semester
Number of Credits 2 credits Course Type Practical training
Target Year 2nd year students or above Language Japanese
Instructor name
ASAKURA AKIRA (Field Science Education and Research Center Professor)
SHIMOMURA MICHITAKA (Field Science Education and Research Center Associate Professor)
NAKANO TOMOYUKI (Field Science Education and Research Center Junior Associate Professor)
GOTO RYUTARO (Field Science Education and Research Center Assistant Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course
Course Goals
Schedule and Contents
Study outside of Class (preparation and review)
Textbooks/References, etc.
無脊椎動物の多様性と系統(節足動物を除く), 白山義久(編), (裳華房), ISBN:9784785358280
節足動物の多様性と進化, 石川良輔(編), (裳華房), ISBN:9784785358297
干潟の絶滅危惧動物図鑑―海岸ベントスのレッドデータブック, 日本ベントス学会(編), (東海大学出版), ISBN:9784486019435
干潟ベントスフィールド図鑑, 鈴木 孝男ほか, (日本国際湿地保全連合), ISBN:9784990423889
干潟の生きもの図鑑, 三浦知之, (南方新社), ISBN:9784861241390
写真でわかる磯の生き物図鑑, 有山啓之, 今原幸光, (トンボ出版), ISBN:9784887161764
潮間帯の生態学, 朝倉彰 (翻訳), (文一総合出版), ISBN:9784829921395
海洋ベントスの生態学, 日本ベントス学会(編), (東海大学出版), ISBN:9784486016199
天草の渚―浅海性ベントスの生態学, 菊池泰二(編), (東海大学出版), ISBN:9784486017035