Kobe Municipal Suma Seaside Aquarium “Whitening Japanese eel” will be exhibited Exhibition start date: Saturday, November 26, 2022

Granvista Hotel & Resort
[Kobe Municipal Suma Seaside Aquarium] “Whitening Japanese eel” will be exhibited Exhibition start date: Saturday, November 26, 2022 URL: https://kobe-sumasui.jp/news/white_eel/

Kobe City Suma Seaside Aqualife Park (Wakamiya-cho, Suma-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Director: Yoshiaki Nakano) operated by GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Sadanori Suda) as a designated manager From Saturday, November 26, 2022, we will exhibit Japanese eels, which are believed to be albinism (white variety) caught in rivers in Hyogo Prefecture. This eel is not a mutant albino because it has dark eyes and the expression of melanin pigment. Species with such body colors are highly conspicuous and vulnerable to predation, and are therefore thought to have a shorter lifespan than those with common body colors. In recent years, similar eels have been found, but they are all reported from farms that are not attacked by foreign predators, so it is very rare to find them in the wild.
In this exhibition, we are exhibiting a “whitening Japanese eel” that is a bleached individual and a Japanese eel that has a normal body color, so please take a look and compare them.
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Whitened Japanese eel
[Image 2

Japanese eel with common body color
[Exhibition overview]
Exhibition period: From Saturday, November 26, 2022
Exhibition location: 2nd floor special exhibition booth
Individuals on display: 1 whitened Japanese eel, 1 normal colored Japanese eel [What is albinism (white variety)]
The ability to create melanin pigment is the same as normal, but due to the expression of genetic information that whitens the body color, other pigments decrease and the body color becomes white.
[What is albino]
A hereditary disease in which melanin pigment is not produced or produced infrequently due to a defect in the genetic information involved in the production of melanin pigment.
* Depending on the condition of the creatures, the exhibition may be canceled or the exhibition period may be changed without notice. *Please cooperate with the new coronavirus infection prevention measures set by our garden.
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GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts owns the Northern State Guest House Sapporo Grand Hotel, which was born as the first full-scale Western-style hotel in Hokkaido. Through the operation of facilities such as restaurants, we are developing a hotel management consignment business and moving forward together with the local community.
Company name: GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts Co., Ltd.
Location: 2-3-4 Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo S-GATE Otemachi North 5F Founded: August 27, 1958
Capital: 100 million yen
President and Representative Director: Sadanori Suda
TEL: 03-5209-4121 (representative)
URL: https://www.granvista.co.jp/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/granvista.co.jp
《List of facilities》 Sapporo Grand Hotel / Sapporo Park Hotel / Kumamoto Hotel Castle (affiliated facilities) / Hotel Intergate Kyoto Shijo Shinmachi / Hotel Intergate Tokyo Kyobashi / Hotel Intergate Hiroshima / Hotel Intergate Kanazawa / Hotel Intergate Osaka Umeda / Ginza Grand Hotel / Hotel the Lutheran / Kyomachiya Kyoto Nijo Sawaragi no Yado / Kyomachiya Kyoto Gion Yasaka no Yado / Shiraraso Grand Hotel / Hotel Yumoto Noboribetsu / Kamogawa Sea World / Kamogawa Sea World Hotel / Kobe Municipal Suma Aqualife Park (designated management) / Tomakomai Golf Resort 72 / Sano Highway Restaurant / Ashigara Highway Restaurant / Otsu Highway Restaurant /
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The Suma Seaside Aqualife Park, affectionately known as “Sumasui,” has a fantastic “Large Wave Tank” where about 1,000 sea creatures of about 80 species, including sharks and rays, swim gracefully, as well as penguins and seals up close. You can learn about the ecology of living creatures through various exhibition methods such as the “Waterside Fureai Amusement Park” where you can observe at the beach. In addition, we are also focusing on providing learning programs that allow children to learn about living things and the environment, as well as research activities inside and outside the park.
*Kobe Municipal Suma Seaside Aquarium is a group facility of Granvista Hotels & Resorts.
Name: Kobe Municipal Suma Seaside Aquarium
Location: 〒654-0049
1-3-5 Wakamiyacho, Suma Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
TEL: 078-731-7301
Opened: 1987
URL: https://kobe-sumasui.jp/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kobe.sumasui/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kobe_sumasui
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kobe_sumasui/
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