Friday, July 31, 2009

Lab meeting on July 29th, 2009

1. Tanks & Cleaning: YH
2. Progress reports: CA, YM
3. There is a 4th years' mid term presentation on Aug. 1st. Please come to watch!
4. JDR wants to go to an island during summer vacation; Aug. 4~6th or Aug. 11~12. If you want to join, let him know!
4. There are a lot of information about scholarships.
5. Influenza info - Check the e-mail from JDR.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lab meeting on July 22nd, 2009

1. Tanks & Cleaning: MH

2. Progress reports: YI, TF

3. If you rent tanks from Aokawa, get paperwork when giving tanks back there.

4. There is a mid term presentation of 4th years on Aug. 1st.

5. Remember to replenish common good. (ex. tips)

Photo: Baby sea turtles in Ocean Expo Park.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New paper (finally) out - you can download it from our homepage!

James Davis Reimer, Cleveland Hickman. 2009. Preliminary survey of zooxanthellate zoanthids (Cnidaria: Hexacorallia) of the Galápagos and associated symbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium spp.). Galápagos Research 66: 14-19.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

sun eclipse

Thanks to Takuma and his glasses the lab and friends could watch the eclipse...

And we were not alone... (hard working scientists in Ryudai)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Lab meeting on July 15th, 2009

Present: MO, YM, TF, MH, FS, CA, YI Absent: YS, YH

1. Tanks keeper: YS

2. Progress reports: CA, YM

3. A inspector will come to check our lab on July 21st. So, please don't put your samples fixed with ethanol or formaline in the students room.

4. There is a 4th years' mid-term presentation on August 1st. Please give your help to 4th years.

5. Don't leave diving equipments on the balcony or they will get damage by UV.

6. Don't leave shoes in hall.

7. Lab coats are needed when you do experiment in room 533.

Today's photo: pygmy seahorse in Zanpa (taken by TF)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New paper

A MISE paper on Palythoa was accepted today by Zoological Studies:

Eriko Shiroma, James Davis Reimer. Investigations into the reproductive patterns, ecology and morphology in the zoanthid genus Palythoa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) in Okinawa, Japan. Zoological Studies (accepted).

Congrats to ES!

check out: under "forthcoming papers"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lab meeting on July 8th, 2009

1. Tanks & Cleaning: CA

2. Progress Report: YI & TF

3. Make sure the procedure before you do experiments!

4. Please check 'Aquarium room usage' made by MO.

5.CA & FS won a prize at the CBE conference for their photo of an octocoral (today's photo) from the deep sea. Congratulations!

6. Karen showed her illustrations of marine organisms including deep-sea creatures in our seminar. It was very interesting. thank you, Karen!

7. One of the 4th year students will give a mid term presentation on July 15th in science building room 528. If you are free, please come and listen!

Today's photo; an octocoral from deep sea

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lab meeting on July 1st, 2009

Present: Sang-Yin, MO, YM, TF, MH, YH, JDR Absent: FS, CA, YS, YI
1. Tanks & Cleaning:TF
2. Be careful about contamination of pipetman!
3. Diving: Manza-on Tuesday, Odo-on Friday
4. Progress report: YM