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Eclair-like sea cucumbers found in waters near Okinawa, but “the taste is far from the sweet”

Eclair-like sea cucumbers found in waters near Okinawa, but

September 10, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Daisuke Ueno, a fellow of the Department of Science of University of the Ryukyu who specializes in Aquarium parasitology, and his research group, recently found a sea cucumber that resembles the western confectionery éclair at several locations in the waters around Okinawa Island. It is the first time that this type of sea cucumber has been discovered in the northern hemisphere. Ueno and his group named it (in Japanese) the “Eclair sea cucumber” and...

 

Encouragement for 100 newly-hatched baby turtles to swim towards the sea

Encouragement for 100 newly-hatched baby turtles to swim towards the sea

August 11, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

On the night of August 3, more than 100 loggerhead and green turtles hatched at the seaside near Ogimi Village. The baby turtles swam strongly out towards the sea, just as it became rough due to the approach of Typhoon No.9.

Many people came to observe,...

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