Choshi Rocky Shore - Japan
Choshi Rocky Shore
Choshi JaLTER site locate along the Pacific coast of Chiba Prefecture, Central Honshu. The coastal site consists of various types of habitats, including algal and seagrass beds, rocky intertidal and subtidal bottoms, boulder shore and high energy sandy beach. This site locates the region where the warm Kuroshio and the cold Oyashio meet, and is characterized by the co-occurrence of warm-water and cold-water derived marine organisms.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Main research and educational activities in Choshi includes research topics such as “Biodiversity and distribution of marine algae and birds” and “Long-term, broad-scale dynamics of community and ecosystem functions in coastal ecosystems”.
Affiliation and Network Specific Information