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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 Fukuoka et al. 2022
publications Kinoshita et al. 2022
publications Nobata et al. 2022
publications Uesaka et al. 2022
publications Clive et al. 2021

New publications

Takuya Fukuoka,
Fumiki Sakane, Chihiro Kinoshita, Katsufumi Sato, Kaoruko Mizukawa, Hideshige Takada. Covid-19-derived plastic debris contaminating marine ecosystem: Alert from a sea turtle.
Marine Pollution Bulletin 175: 113389 (2022).

Chihiro Kinoshita,
Ayaka Saito, Megumi Kawai, Katsufumi Sato, Kentaro Q. Sakamoto. A non-invasive heart rate measurement method is improved by placing the electrodes on the ventral side rather than the dorsal in loggerhead turtles.
Frontiers in Physiology 13:811947 (2022).

Shigenori Nobata,
Katsufumi Sato, Shouji Houki, Motohiro Ito, Yoshinori Aoki, Takashi Kitagawa and Susumu Hyodo. Straightforward upriver migration to spawning sites in chum salmon Oncorhynchus keta homed to the coastal short river of the Sanriku region.
Journal of Fish Biology 2022.1-10 (2022).

Leo Uesaka,
Yusuke Goto, Yoshinari Yonehara, Kosei Komatsu, Masaru Naruoka, Henri Weimerskirch, Katsufumi Sato, Kentaro Q. Sakamoto. Ocean wave observation utilizing motion records of seabirds.
Progress in Oceanography 200: 102713 (2022).

Clive et al.
Animal borne ocean sensors-AniBOS- An essential conponent of the global ocean observing system.
Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 751840. (2021).


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