May 30, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Japan members, Prof. Katayama (The University of Tokyo) and Dr. Pu (Toyo University), visited the sampling site in China on May 21, 2019, with Dr. Liang (Tianjin Agriculture University). Fishing is banned between May 1 and Sep 1 in this sea area. Thus, oysters were collected from the coast instead of outer sea. Oysters collected were smaller than usual. Prof. Katayama guided the water concentration steps. He emphasized NaOH solution shall be prepared every time before use, since a drop of pH was observed in the stocking solutions.
July 2, 2019, 11:50 p.m.
Bros, Kro and Pu visited sampling site of Cambodia during June 29th and 30th. It is the second month of rainy season here. We spent four hours in van from one province to another. It was cloudy and there were waves on the sea. I can imagine how difficult it would be in the following rainy months. Anyway, safety comes first. It is a new sampling site explored by Cambodia team. Oysters and water were collected about 5 km away from the port. Then pretreatment of samples was carried out in the lab. The sampling work is tough in Cambodia, considering the weather, long distance, road condition, and so on. Thumbs up to Cambodia team!
Aug. 6, 2019, 5:04 p.m.
Gia, Liang and Pu went to the sampling site in Vietnam. Water is like a mirror, so beautiful. The weather is a little hot, but no waves this time. After sampling, we returned to the lab. Lab here is tidy and everything is well organized. Students here are very cute and helpful. Thank you so much!
Aug. 10, 2019, 12:12 p.m.
There is a flood in the sampling city of Cambodia, which brings difficulty to our sampling work. Rainy season here could be terrifying, horrible tides on sea, flood everywhere after big rains. In such kind of extreme weathers, let's keep in mind that safety always comes first.