Language 日本語
Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 Slide 8

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

Publications Yoshida et al. 2017
Publications Yonehara et al. 2016
Publications Miller et al. 2016
Publications Fukuoka et al. 2016
Publications Miyata et al. 2016

New publications

Yoshida A M,
Yamamoto D, Sato K. Physostomous channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, modify swimming mode and buoyancy according to flow conditions. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 597-606 (2017)
Yonehara Y,
Goto Y, Yoda K, Watanuki Y, Young L.C, Weimerskirch H, Bost C, Sato K. Flight paths of seabirds soaring over the ocean surface enable measurement of fine-scale wind speed and direction. PNAS (2016) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1523853113.
Miller P.J.O,
Narazaki T, Isojunno S, Aoki K, Smout S, and Sato K. Body density and diving gas volume of the northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus). Journal of Experimental Biology. 219: 2458-2468 (2016)
Fukuoka T,
Yamane M, Kinoshita C, Narazaki T, Marshall G.J, Abernathy K.J, Miyazaki N, Sato K. The feeding habit of sea turtles influences their reaction to artificial marine debris. Scientific Reports 6: 28015 (2016)
Miyata N,
Mori T, Kagehira M, Miyazaki N, Suzuki M and Sato K. In situ CTD measurement using fish-borne recorders reveal short-term excursions of Japanese sea bass from sea water to freshwater Aquatic Biology 219: 2458-2468 (2016)


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