Funauki Bay (Iriomote Island) survey report
We performed observations along a transect of Funauki Bay, Iriomote Island including collection of inflowing river water. Planned analyses include isotope analysis of dissolved inorganic carbon and organic matter in seawater to determine the spatial patterns along the bay. In addition, as part of joint research with AORI Visiting Professor James Leichter from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of California at San Diego, we undertook dive surveys to investigate the effect of internal waves on the environmental conditions influencing coral growth. (October 5 to 7, 2015) (Toshi Nagata)
At Saba Point. The “Saba” means “shark” in the local language. That day there was quite a strong swell.
Dive! (Alex Wyatt)
Collection of river water. (Naomi Sato)