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Bio-logging Science, the University of Tokyo

UTBLS began in 2007 as a project of University of Tokyo to assess and explain unknown ecology of life in the oceans. The members of UTBLS have visited islands, offshore waters and coastal areas to attach data-loggers to more than 50 species including cetaceans, pinnipeds, sea turtles, sea birds and fishes in the world. Data-loggers can provide animal’s world we had never seen before.

We welcome collaboration with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists. Please contact us if you are interested in Bio-logging Science.

Recent updates

Devices Update of device information
Link Little Leonardo
Member Member in this year
Publications Robson et al. 2016
Publications Kogure et al. 2016

New publications

Robson A.A,
Halsey L.G and Chauvaud L. Feet, heat and scallops: what is the cost of anthropogenic disturbance in bivalve aquaculture?. R. Soc. open sci 3: 150679 (2016)
Kogure Y,
Sato K, Watanuki Y, Wanless S and Daunt F. European shags optimize their flight behavior according to wind conditions. J. Exp. Biol. 219:311-318 (2016)
Jolivet A,
Chauvaud L, Thebault J, Robson A.A, Dumas P, Amos G and Lorrain A. Circadian behavior of Tectus (Trochus) niloticus in the southwest Pacific inferred from accelerometry. Mov Ecol 3:26 (2015)
Mori T,
Miyata N, Aoyama J, Niizuma Y and Sato K. Estimation of metabolic rate from activity measured by recordes deployed on Japanese sea bass Lateolabrax japonicus. Fish Sci 81:871-882 (2015)
Iwata T,
Sakamoto K. Q, Edwards E. W. J, Staniland I. J, Trathan P. N, Goto Y, Sato K, Naito Y and Takahashi A. The influence of preceding dive cycles on the foraging decisions of Antarctic fur seals.Biol. Lett. 11: 20150227 (2015)


Principal investigator: Prof. Katsufumi Sato, katsu[at]
Behavior, Ecology and Observation Systems,
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute,
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, 277-8564, Japan