6 lab members are in Izu now, at Tsukuba University's oceanside lab. We are sampling by SCUBA for two days, very cold! We have found some great samples, however, so we are all quite happy.
As well, 2 more papers from our lab accepted, expect to see them soon online:
1. Kristine N. White, James Davis Reimer. Commensal Leucothoidae (Crustacea, Amphipoda) of the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Part III: coral rubble-dwellers. ZooKeys (in press).
2. Catalina Aguilar, Masanori Nonaka, James Davis Reimer. The Melithaeidae (Cnidaria: Octocorallia) of the Ryukyu Archipelago: molecular and morphological examinations. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (in press)