Deep-sea in Sagami Bay - Japan

Basic Information
Site Name
Deep-sea in Sagami Bay
Short name
Sagami Bay
Country
Japan
Site Description
In spite of the fact that the area of Sagami Bay occupies only 0.05% of the total area of Japanese waters, the total species richness is 16.5% of the total Japanese species richness. This suggests high species richness due to the array of habitats present in Sagami Bay. The high species diversity of Sagami Bay has been recognized previously, and one of the proposed reasons for this degree of diversity is the influence of cold-water masses derived from the Oyashio Current, as well as tropical or subtropical water masses derived from the Kuroshio Current. Sagami Bay’s high reported diversity probably contains bias, because marine biologists have historically paid more attention to Sagami Bay.
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2020-06-29 10:06:14

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2010
Observed properties
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Deep-sea Sagami Bay

Deep-sea Sagami Bay

Geographic
DEIMS.ID
Size
245000.00ha
Elevation (average)
-1000.00msl
Elevation (min)
-1500.00msl
Elevation (max)
-700.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
JaLTER (Japan) (LTER-EAP-JP-19)This site is a verified "JaLTER (Japan)" member.
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