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Senkaku Islands Scientific Survey Team returns (Okinawa Times)

Senkaku Islands Scientific Survey Team returns
New and rare species discovered
"Ideal as winter fishing grounds"

On March 29th, a survey team comprising Takara Tetsuo (Assistant Professor at the University of the Ryukyus) and 6 others set off aboard the Wakaba Maru for the Senkaku Islands, nine small islands surrounded by cliffs at the southernmost end of the Ryukyu chain. After an itinerary of about one month, they returned safely on board the Seiko Maru, faces heavily tanned and full of good cheer.

Although the trip was one week longer than originally planned, the team stayed for five days each on Minami Kojima Island and Uotsuri Island, which they surveyed in line with their respective assignments, with a view to assessing new biogeographical fields and their value from the perspective of resources. As a result, the team's unanimous conclusion was that "The islands possess important material in terms of biogeography. As for resources, however, no particularly large value can be recognized, with the exception of fisheries."
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Related archives S1952000000103
Document title Senkaku Islands Scientific Survey Team returns (Okinawa Times)
Date created (Western calendar) April 29, 1952
Date created (Japanese era) April 29, Showa 27
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Publisher Okinawa Times
Name of publication Okinawa Times
Content Report on the 1952 Senkaku Islands Scientific Survey (Uotsuri Island, Minami Kojima Island). An outline report by survey team leader Takara Tetsuo and others (in connection with biogeography and resources).
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository Okinawa Prefectural Library (Japanese Only)New Window
Medium Paper, microfilm reproduction
Copies 1
Reference No. S1952042900102
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