Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lab meeting on Sept. 29th, 2010

1. The party '' See you again Catalina & welcome for Javier, Sung-Yin, and Carey'' starts from 6:30 pm tomorow at Paikaji.

2. There is a meeting (unofficial) of NCB(Nippon Cnidarian Biologists) during Oct. 1st~4th.

3. JCRS (Japanese Coral Reef Society) conference will be held in Tsukuba, Ibraki from Dec. 2nd~5th. The deadline for application is tomorrow (Sept. 30th).
4. Don't leave the lab doors unlocked even for the short time (ex. 5~10 min.) during "Ryudai festival" which is running Oct. 2nd~3rd as many people from outside of the university will come.
5. Don't forget to write down your name when you borrow or return lab's diving equipments/card key of the new building,

6. We may have a Oku (north part of Okinawa) camp in Oct. 9th~10th.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Front page of the NY Times!

TF's image of coral bleaching of Thailand was the front page image for the NY TImes today!

Congratulations, and thanks to Mark Eakin of NOAA for making it happen.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lab meeting on Sept 17th, 2010

1. Sampling help for KW. Her specialty is amphipod and she is trying to get more samples. If you bring back some coral rubble when you go diving, it will help her study. Ask KW directly about the detail.

2. JCRS (Japanese Coral Reef Society) conference will be held in Tsukuba during December 1st ~ 5th. The dead line for application is on September 30th.
Check the website for more information.

3. We will have the CA's farewell party on September 30th, probably at Paikaji.

4. There will be a NCB meeting (unofficial) during October 1st ~ 4th at the Rising Star building.

5. We have small display at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum during 19th ~ 26th.
Here is the schedule.

18th: Setting JR, MO, TF, YI (13:00~17:00)
19th: MO, HS (9:00~17:30)
20th: TF, YH (9:00~17:30)
21st : closed
22nd: YI, OT? (9:00~17:30)
23rd: JR, MO (9:00~17:30)
24th: JR, MO (9:00~17:30)
25th: MM, HS (9:00~17:30)
26th: JR, MO (9:00~17:30)

another paper

Our recent submission to the journal Contributions to Zoology was accepted!

James Davis Reimer, Mamiko Hirose, Peter Wirtz. Zoanthids of the Cape Verde Islands and their symbionts: previously unexamined diversity in the Northeastern Atlantic. Contributions to Zoology (accepted).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

new papers! & update

Slow summer, many people off doing field work.

Two new papers:
1. James Davis Reimer, Frederic Sinniger. Discovery and description of a new species of Abyssoanthus (Zoantharia: Hexacorallia) at the Japan Trench: the world’s deepest known zoanthid. Cahiers de Biologie Marine (accepted).
2. Yoko Nozawa, Kouki Tanaka, James Davis Reimer. Reconsideration of surface structure of settlement plates used in coral recruitment studies. Zoological Studies (accepted).

Also, from September 19-26, our lab will have a display at Okinawa Prefectural Aquarium - part of a Rising Star poster session., Drop by and check it out.

Other news:
1. TF is back from the CReefs Lizard Island trip. Trip details can be found at:

2. Both a recent Epizoanthus paper and a paper in Marine Biotechnology are the cover articles for their issue.