Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[JJ] Evening Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG43] Coastal Ecosystems - 2. Coral reefs, seagrass and macroalgal beds, and mangroves

Thu. May 24, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Toshihiro Miyajima(Marine Biogeochemistry Group, Division of Ocean-Earth System Science, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Yu Umezawa(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Atsushi Watanabe(東京工業大学 環境・社会理工学院, 共同), Tomihiko Higuchi(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

[ACG43-P01] Variation of stable isotope in soft tissue of scleractinian corals collected from Temperate zone in Japan

*Tomihiko Higuchi1, Hiroyuki Fujimura2, Kentaro Tanaka1, Shirai Kotaro1, Sylvain Agostitni3 (1.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 2.Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, 3.Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba)

Coral is dependent on particulate organic matter in seawater such as plankton and organic matter produced by photosynthesis by brown worms as nutrient sources. However, we do not know much about the seasonal variation of nutritional dependence, such as how much it changes depending on water temperature and light intensity. Carbon isotopic ratios (δ13C) and nitrogen isotopic ratios (δ15N) have been used as key indicators in estimating the nutrients of living organisms. Sulfur isotopic ratio (δ34S) also has small separation between trophic levels and is applied as a useful bait origin estimation technique. In this study, we studied seasonal fluctuation of temperate coral nutrient source using stable isotopic ratio as index.