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Three-year investigations into sperm whale-fall ecosystems in Japan
We report the first study of sperm whale-fall ecosystems, based on mass sinking of whale carcasses at shelf depths in the northwest Pacific. We conducted three observations over a 2-year period onExpand
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Polydorid species (Polychaeta: Spionidae) associated with commercially important mollusk shells in Korean waters
Abstract Polydorid species (Polychaeta: Spionidae) are widely known for their boring activities in mollusk shells and they often become harmful invaders. A total of seven species of the generaExpand
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Swimming behavior of the spoon worm Urechis unicinctus (Annelida, Echiura).
Large numbers of swimming and stranding Urechis unicinctus were observed at night during low tide in Sasuhama, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, during the periods from January to February inExpand
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The Effects of Liquefaction, Tsunami, and Land Subsidence on Intertidal Mollusks Following the Great East Japan Earthquake
The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on 11 March 2011 caused a great deal of damage to the organisms that inhabit the coast of the Tohoku district of Japan. In this paper, I mainly focus onExpand
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Impact of Repeating Massive Earthquakes on Intertidal Mollusk Community in Japan
History repeats itself. In these 3,500 years, massive earthquake like the Pacific coast of Tohoku earthquake in 2011 has occurred at least seven times. Major earthquakes with big tsunami haveExpand
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Habitat availability determines distribution patterns of spionid polychaetes (Annelida: Spionidae) around Tokyo Bay
An investigation of the distribution and habitat utilization of spionid polychaetes in Tokyo Bay revealed eight shell-boring and 18 non-boring (interstitial, epifaunal, and infaunal) species, ofExpand
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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sediments and Bivalves on the Pacific Coast of Japan: Influence of Tsunami and Fire
Surface sediments and at least one edible bivalve species (Ruditapes philippinarum, Mytilus galloprovincialis, and Crassostrea gigas) were collected from each of seven intertidal sites in Japan inExpand
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Polydorid species (Polychaeta, Spionidae) associated with commercially important mollusk shells from eastern China
Abstract The genus Polydora (Polychaeta, Spionidae) includes many species well known for their activity as borers. They often become harmful invaders by reducing the growth rate and meat yield of, orExpand
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Human-mediated Introduction and Dispersal of Marine Organisms in Japan: Results of a Questionnaire Survey by the Committee for the Preservation of the Natural Environment, the Japanese Association of
To investigate the invasion history and recent geographic distribution of marine organisms introduced to Japan or transferred domestically to non-native regions, a questionnaire survey on theirExpand
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