About MMBS

= Overview =

 Misaki Marine Biological Station (MMBS), Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, is located at the southwestern tip of the Miura Peninsula of Kanagawa Prefecture. Miura Peninsula faces to the east, the Tokyo Bay and to the west, the Sagami Bay.
 To take advantage of the especially rich fauna in the surrounding for research, MMBS was founded in 1886 in Misaki to make it one of the oldest marine stations in the world. In 1897, the station moved to Aburatsubo, at a location with access to a richer fauna, where we still stand today. We have celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2011. MMBS has been serving the Japanese as well as the international society for the advancement of biology, along with the marine biological stations of Woodshole (USA), Naples (Italy) and Plymouth (UK), making great contributions in the history of marine zoology.
 In 2009, The Center for Marine Biology, an inter-faculty organization of the University of Tokyo, was established. As a joint usage / research center, we are promoting advanced biological research and next generation research. A total of 10,000 researchers (20,000 people, including educational activities) use our station each year.

Byrd's eye view of MMBS

Back to Page Top