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Okinawa Churashima RESEARCH CENTER

Research on marine organisms

Research staff profile

Nozomi Kobayashi

Nozomi Kobayashi, Ph.D.

(Research Scientist)

Area of expertise Cetacean ecology, Cetacean acoustics
Research content Life history and behavioral acoustics of cetacean

Background

  • 2007–2009 - Employed at Ogasawara Marine Center
  • 2013 - Bachelor of fisheries science, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan
  • 2015 - Master of fisheries science, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan
  • 2015 - Current post at the Okinawa Churashima Foundation Research Center
  • 2017 - Ph.D. at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Essays, Reports

  • Titova O. V, Filatova O. A, Fedutin I. D, Ovsyanikova E. N, Okabe H, Kobayashi N, Acebes J. M. V, Burdin A. M and Hoyt E. 2018. Photo-identification matches of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) from feeding areas in Russian Far East seas and breeding grounds in the North Pacific. Mar Mam Sci, 34: 100–112.
  • Kobayashi N, Okabe H, Kawazu I, Higashi N, Kato K, Miyahara H, Nakamura G, Kato H and Uchida S. 2017. Distribution and Local Movement of Humpback Whales in Okinawan Waters Depend on Sex and Reproductive Status. ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE 34: 58–63.
  • Kawazu I, Okabe H, and Kobayashi N. 2017. Direct Observation of Mating Behavior Involving One Female and Two Male Loggerhead Turtles in the Wild. Current Herpetology 36 (1): 69-72.
  • Kobayashi N, Okabe H, Kawazu I, Higashi N, Miyahara H, Kato H, Uchida S. 2016. Peak Mating and Breeding Period of the Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Okinawa Island, Japan. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 6: 169–179.
  • Kobayashi N, Okabe H, Kawazu I, Higashi N, Miyahara H, Kato H, Uchida S. 2016. Spatial distribution and habitat use patterns of humpback whales in Okinawa, Japan. Mammal Study 41: 207–214.
  • Nakashima T, Kobayashi N, Yamada H, Katsumata T, Yoshida R, Kato H, Okabe H, Kawazu I, Yanase Y, Omine M, Terada M, Sugioka H, Kyo M. 2015. Repellence Effect of the New Sound for Underwater Speaker of Hydrofoil. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation 9: 207–211.
  • Yamada H, Kobayashi N, Nakashima T, Kato H. 2015. Development of the Effective Underwater Speaker Sound Modulated by Audible Sound Frequency Range of Large Cetaceans for Avoidance with Ship Collision. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation 9: 213–217.

Affiliated academic society

  • The Mammal Society of Japan
  • Japan Ethological Society

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