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Online ISSN : 2434-2882
Print ISSN : 0503-1540
Volume 58 , Issue 1-2
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  • Rena SHIBATA, Hisayuki ARAKAWA
    2020 Volume 58 Issue 1-2 Pages 1-16
    Published: 2020
    Released: May 19, 2021
    JOURNALS OPEN ACCESS
    Previous studies have reported that the use of light is effective for fishing, and specific wavelength light and aquarium colors are effe ctive for control maturity, growth and survival of fish. Thus, the use of light in fishing and aquaculture has a long history. In the current study, we reviewed previous findings regarding the relationship between fish visual function, the ocean light environment, and responses of fish to light. We examined the effects and problems associat­ ed with the impacts of artificial light on fish behavior. The findings highlight the importance of understanding the ecology of adult fish during development from larvae, as well as visual func­ tion, behavioral responses to light, and physiological responses of fish at each developmental stage. Clarifying these issues is necessary for elucidating the most effective light conditions for fishery, seed production and aquaculture.
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  • Huang JIANXI, Kohei MIZOBATA, Yujiro KITADE
    2020 Volume 58 Issue 1-2 Pages 17-33
    Published: 2020
    Released: May 19, 2021
    JOURNALS OPEN ACCESS
    To examine seawater exchange in Matsushima Bay, we analyzed monthly tempera­ ture and salinity data, obtained by the Miyagi Prefecture, and temperature monitoring data pro­vided by the Sena and Varns Corporation. The difference in surface temperature, between wa­ter inside and outside of the bay, is larger in early summer and late summer, and decreases in mid summer, indicating two peaks in the warming season. A temperature fluctuation with a several-day period was strongly correlated to the northwest-southeast wind component, which dominated from early summer to fall. The correlation indicates that the temperature decrease was induced about 2 days after southeastward wind events. In order to clarify these mecha­nisms, we employed the Regional Ocean Modeling system (ROMS) using observed atmospheric data. After reproducing the temperature variation from spring to fall. we found that over a several-day period, wind induced seawater exchange and variation in the temperature differ­ence between water inside and outside of Matsushima Bay. Monitoring data and model results confirmed that an internal tide was generated in the bay during the formation of a thermocline that occurred after the southeastward wind. These results indicate that wind-induced seawater exchange occurs in Matsushima Bay.
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  • Shunji Fujiwara, Izumi KINOSHITA
    2020 Volume 58 Issue 1-2 Pages 35-38
    Published: 2020
    Released: May 19, 2021
    JOURNALS OPEN ACCESS
    Sablefish otoliths (sagittae) collected from four areas (Northern California, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, and Aleutian Islands) in 1984 were used to determine age by the section otolith aging method, and to measure otolith radius and thickness. The relationship between oto­lith ratio (radius/ thickness) and age was linear in the four areas. There was no statistical dif­ference in the comparison of the age-otolith ratio relationship between the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian area; however, that of Northern California was found to be significantly differ­ent from the other three. These results are in keeping with the two-population hypothesis of pre­vious tagging studies. Thus, sablefish otolith measurements might be a sensitive characteristic for discerning sablefish population structures. Further studies of otolith morphometric analysis including shape might provide an even clearer picture of sablefish populations.
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