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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

publications Hamabata et al. 2020
publications Fahlman et al. 2020
publications G.Kooyman et al. 2020
publications Nakamura et al. 2020
publications Yoshida et al. 2020

New publications

Tomoko Hamabata,
Ayumi Matsuo, Mitsuhiko P. Sato, Satomi Kondo, Kazunari Kameda, Isao Kawazu, Takuya Fukuoka, Katsufumi Sato, Yoshihisa Suyama, Masakado Kawata. Natal origin identification of green turtles in the North Pacific by genome-wide population analysis with limited DNA samples.
Frontiers in Marine Science.

K. Goetz, C. L. Willams, P. J. Ponganis, K. Sato, S. Eckert, M. Horning, P. T. Thorson, R. P. van Dam. Crary bank: a deep foraging habitat for emperor penguins in the western Ross Sea.
Polar Biology 43: 801-811 (2020).

Andreas Fahlman,
Katsufumi Sato, and Patrick Miller. Improving estimates of diving lung volume in air-breathing marine vertebrates.
Journal of Experimental Biology 223: jeb216846 (2020).

Itsumi Nakamura,
Rui Matsumoto, and Katsufumi Sato. Body temperature stability observed in the whale sharks, the world’s largest fish.
Journal of Experimental Biology 223: jeb210286 (2020).

Yoshida et al.
Underwater video and still-image dataset of fishes and other aquatic animals in Lake Biwa, Japan, observed via carp-mounted video loggers.
Ecological Research (in press).


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