Since its opening, the museum has continued its education and dissemination activities, through which visitors can learn about living things and the environment while having fun, through courses such as beach observation and animal breeding experience.
You can learn information unique to the aquarium, such as the type of food and individual identification of the penguins being raised.
You can learn about jellyfish collecting methods, food habits, and breeding ecology.In addition, you can hear the actual work content and the inside story of breeding.
I am conducting research activities to clarify the ecology of sea turtles.We will also continue research on cetaceans and pinnipeds, as well as activities to protect wild individuals.
We conduct spawning surveys and stranding surveys.
If there is a possibility that the eggs will not be generated, such as where the eggs are laid in waves or directly above concrete, we will protect them and help them hatch.
Dead sea turtles wash up on shore, and when contacted, we go to investigate, measure their size, perform an autopsy, and determine the cause of death.
In this way, we will lead to elucidation and protection of ecology and conservation of the marine environment.
We conduct surveys and rescue activities for whales and fur seals stranded on the coast.
Shortly after he wandered into Kashima Port, he unfortunately died.We pulled them out of the harbor, identified their species, and measured their length.
Protecting weakened female individuals on the coast of Hokota City.When I gave him live fish as food, he recovered well.It was safely returned to the sea.
We are cooperating in whaling research that complements resource management for dolphins and whales.
*If you have witnessed a dolphin or whale run aground, drift, or swim ashore, please contact the hotel.
In order to aim for a sustainable exhibition of living creatures, in addition to improving breeding techniques, we are systematically improving the breeding environment.
At this museum, when oviparous sharks lay eggs, they are transferred to a tank with water temperature suitable for breeding, and the eggs are tagged so that the date of egg laying and hatching can be identified.
For more than 20 years, the museum has repeatedly tried breeding environments, and in 2021 succeeded in breeding sand tiger sharks for the fifth time in the world and for the first time in Japan.
The store inside the museum already offers tableware using natural materials such as wooden spoons.We will continue to actively introduce environmentally friendly materials and reduce the use of plastic products.
Tableware (photo) provided to customers at the relaxing cafe "Mermaid".
In addition to wooden and paper plates, we also use plates made from bamboo fiber and sugar cane residue.
Although it is provided for a fee, we use environmentally friendly LIMEX (limestone).The number of customers who bring their own bags has increased, and we have achieved a 45% reduction in shopping bags compared to free distribution.