Monday, August 31, 2009

Japan Trench cruise update

Update from FS, aboard JAMSTEC YK09-12 at the Japan Trench:

We went to the first diving site, but the typhoon coming on our way, it was decided not to dive and rather to head to Mutsu Wan to get shelter from the waves. So without any sample to analyse we are reduced to bird and whale watching, especially yesterday as it was too wavy to work on the computer. Here is a picture of one of the two sperm whales I was lucky to see from the bridge.
Tonight I think we should have a drinking party for the sea gods so the second leg of the mission is successful.

Hope the weather gets better!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

In the news

A picture taken by TF of an anglerfish is in the news (Okinawan paper).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ignored fauna workshop

As part of JDR's JSPS grant and in collaboration with Academia Sinica, there will be an "ignored fauna workshop" in Taiwan next month.

Check here for the link:

Thanks to everyone at Academia Sinica, and especially Shanky for all their hard work! MO and JDR will attend September 3rd-8th.

Monday, August 24, 2009

This is the link for the 5th NCB, which YI and TF will attend next month!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lab meeting on Aug. 19th, 2009

1. Tanks & Cleaning: CA (next week - MY)

2. Progress reports: YI & TF

3. Tank No.3 sometimes leak because of the ungle of protein skimmer. So check it every time
when you touch the skimmer.

4. Schedule (August ~ September)
FS : Aug. 25th ~ Sep. 8th-JAMSTEC cruise, Ishigaki
TF : Aug. 26th ~ Sep. 14th - JAMSTEC cruise, Yamagata
CA: Aug. 26th ~ Sep. 8th - JAMSTEC cruise, Osaka, Tokyo, etc..
YI : Sep. 4th~ 15th - Shizuoka, Yamagata

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lab meeting on Aug. 12th, 2009

1. Tanks & Cleaning: FS
2. Progress reports: YM
3. We have new diving rules. Check the listed paper on the message board in the student room.
4. Please make your own pages of MISE homepage - Send JDR text files & pics.
5. For scholarship information, check the website;
6. JDR is gone from Aug. 16th until Aug. 30th.

photo: payao fishing

Monday, August 10, 2009

lab polo-shirt

We are planning to make Lab polo-shirt. This is the first plan of the design.
If many people buy this, price will be cheaper.

This design is not complete yet (especially, picture of the crinoid on the "S") .

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lab meeting on Aug. 5th, 2009

1. Tanks & Cleaning: MO
2. Progress reports: TF & YI
3. Let's do a big cleaning of the lab in October.
4. Always backup all your data!
5. Typhoon is coming! Put all things inside.
6. There is a 'Rising Star beach party' on Aug. 10th. If you want to come, tell JDR.
7. Please upload your own pages of the MISE Homepage.
8. MO or YI will manage information from university while JDR is gone.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mid-term presentations

The 4th years finished their presentations today! It was a loooong day, but all three did a very good job.

Otsukare-sama deshita!