Misaki Marine Biological Station (MMBS), School of Science, the University of Tokyo, is located at the southwestern tip of the Miura Peninsula of Kanagawa Prefecture, facing the Sagami Bay. To take advantage of the rich fauna in Sagami Bay, MMBS was founded in 1886 in Misaki, as one of the oldest marine stations in the world. In 1897, the station moved to Abura-tsubo, at a location with access to a richer fauna, where it still stands today. In 2016, the 130th anniversary was celebrated. MMBS has been serving Japanese researchers as well as the international society for the advancement of biology, making great contributions in the history of marine zoology, along with the marine biological stations of Woodshole (USA), Naples (Italy) and Plymouth (UK). A total of 20,000 researchers and students use MMBS each year. Currently (in 2019), 4 academic, 4 technical and 3 administrative staffs together with >10 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are engaged in research activities focusing on developmental biology, physiology, ecology and evolution in marine animals.

Misaki Marine Biological Station, School of Science, The University of Tokyo

Address:1024 Koajiro, Misaki, Miura, Kanagawa 238-0225, Japan

E-mail: office@mmbs.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp

HP: http://www.mmbs.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/index.html