Observations have been recorded
at Funka Bay for several decades. There are many research cases of marine
chemistry as well.
We must identify what
is new relative to conventional research.
Therefore, we utilize
conventional but high-frequency observations with various samples (seawater,
sediments, river water, etc.) and components (nutrient salts, dissolved inorganic carbonate, organic gases, etc.).
It is a brute-force
approach, but a careful arrangement of the obtained data and comparing it with
past research can result in a high-quality analysis.
・We set observation points near
the center of Funka Bay and continued to make oceanographic observations
in February, early March, mid-March, April, May, June, August, October, and
・The diatom bloom occurs from
early March to early April. Hence, this enables us to capture the status
before, during, and after the diatom bloom.
various samples in order to determine geochemical cycles