Katsuren Peninsula: rich sea where coral reefs live
October 15, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
Under the blue sea off the coast of Katsuren Peninsula, Uruma City, where helicopters belonging to Japanese Self-Defense Forces and U.S. military fly over frequently, precious coral colonies such as blue coral and Pavona cactus, commonly known as ‘lettuce coral’, abound. Small creatures, such as sea slugs and anemone fish, live there.
Masayuki Tamae, 60, from Henza Island, who works as a diver, said, “A rich natural environment remains in the sea of Uruma, but this is not known to people.”
Takaya Kinra, a Ryukyu Shimpo photographer who went diving in the sea in September, reports.
(English translation by T&CT)
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