Apr 17, 2014

Drone deployed to monitor erupting volcanic island

Japan dispatched a drone last month to survey Nishinoshima Island, the erupting volcano in the Ogasawara chain about 1,000 km south of Tokyo, the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan said. The unmanned aerial vehicle will provide safer and cheaper data than conventional methods requiring ...

Sea turtles returning to Ogasawaras

Jan 9, 2014

Sea turtles returning to Ogasawaras

One of the Ogasawara Islands is seeing a spawning migration peak for green sea turtles born after World War II. According to findings released Thursday by the Ogasawara Marine Center, there were 1,982 nests on Chichijima in 2013, the highest since the center started ...