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Destination Reefs: Okinawa, Japan

By Leonard Ho - Posted Dec 11, 2011 07:00 AM
Yes ... The Land of the Rising Sun has coral reefs. Okinawa comprises Japan's southern islands and lies at the northern limit of oceans warm enough to support "full-blown" coral reef ecosystems thanks to the warm “Kuroshio Current."
Destination Reefs: Okinawa, Japan

Japan's unique coral reefs

Interruptus AngelfishCandy-Striped Basslet.   Wrought Iron Butterfly. Because of Okinawa's separation from the Indo-Pacific and its unique geography and mixture of tropical and subtropical climate, these reefs are home to many unique species ... and some of our hobby's most expensive fish.

Surprisingly, not many videos exist about Japan's coral reefs.  This short production by Frederic Bourque is set to "interesting" traditional Okinawan music.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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