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Adventure World “Panda Bamboo Project” Utilizes the bamboo left over by Adventure World’s pandas and sinks it into the sea where seaweed is decreasing, creating a spawning ground for bigfin squid. Third year of connecting the sea of ​​Nanki Shiraha

[Adventure World] “Panda Bamboo Project”
We will make use of the uneaten bamboo left by Adventure World’s pandas and sink it into the ocean where seaweed is decreasing, creating a spawning ground for great squid.
Start of third year project to connect Nanki Shirahama sea to the future
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Press release: June 25, 2024
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“Panda Bamboo Project” Utilizes the bamboo left over by Adventure World’s pandas and sinks it into the ocean where seaweed is
decreasing, creating a spawning ground for the giant squid.
The third year of a project to connect the sea of ​​Nanki Shirahama to the future begins

Using the bamboo branches and leaves left over by the pandas at Adventure World (Shirahama Town, Wakayama Prefecture), we will set up a spawning bed for bigfin squid at Ikogi Fishing Port in Shirahama Town. By cutting down bamboo in Satoyama, feeding it to pandas, and sinking the leftover food into the sea, we create a spawning ground in the Shirahama sea, where seaweed is decreasing. This is the third year of this initiative, and based on the successes of the past two years, this year we plan to further strengthen our collaboration with the Kyoto University Shirahama Aquarium and exhibit and release hatched bluefin squid.
* -Activity Background-*
Due to the large meandering of the Kuroshio Current, the sea ecosystem around Shirahama has changed, and the amount of seaweed on which the great squid spawn is decreasing. Therefore, we will cut down the bamboo that is destroying Satoyama, feed it to the pandas, use the leftover bamboo branches and leaves to create spawning beds, and place them in the ocean where there is a decline in living creatures. This initiative is an important project that preserves the natural environment and strengthens cooperation among local communities. Eggs laid last season (2023) and seaweed grown on bamboo
* -Activity points for this season-*
1. If eggs are confirmed to have spawned, they will be exhibited in the aquarium of the Kyoto University Shirahama Aquarium in cooperation with the Kyoto University Seto Marine Research Station, and after hatching, they will be released into the sea.
2. Last season, seaweed grew on the bamboo spawning beds, but we did not have a chance to investigate the cause and the type of seaweed, so this season we collaborated with the Kyoto University Seto Marine Laboratory to investigate the growth of seaweed on the bamboo spawning beds. and biological monitoring and species identification. Through this, we will explore the effects on the ocean of reduced seaweed. Bamboo (Moso bamboo) spawning bed
* ■Activity overview*
Installation date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
*Scheduled to be installed multiple times during the season
Installation location: Shirahama Town Ikogi Fishing Port
Number of units installed: 20 units *Total of 60 units scheduled to be installed during the season
Bamboo used: Moso bamboo, arrow bamboo
[Co-host] Shirahama Town
[Cooperation] Aori Community, Kyoto University Seto Marine Research Institute, Koide Ferry, Guwashi! Corporation, Diving Center “Elmar”, Hiromera Lab, Wakayama Minami Fisheries Cooperative Association (in alphabetical order)

* [About Aori Community (YAMARIA)] *

In order for all anglers to enjoy “Bigfin squid fishing” for many years to come, “Bluefin community” is a project to support the establishment of bluefin squid spawning beds, which “YAMASHITA” has been working on since 2006. The purpose is to increase the resources of bluefin squid and maintain an environment where you can enjoy fishing for bluefin squid. We support the installation of spawning beds for smallfin squid all over the country. This time, we will be working with the support of the Aori community.

* [Adventure World “SDGs Declaration/Park Policy”] *

Adventure World is “a smile on the heart”.
As a “Future Creation Park,” the park embodies the image of a prosperous future earth where all life is filled with smiles (happiness). Through the “small earth” that is the park, we will continue to create future Smiles so that the lives of everyone involved will be enriched, the lives of animals will be forever connected, and nature and resources will be circulated and
regenerated. I’ll go.

* [About SDGs] *
SDGs are “Sustainable Development Goals”
Goals). It consists of 17 goals and 169 targets to solve social problems and create a bright future for the entire world by 2030. These are international goals that were unanimously adopted by 193 member states at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in September 2015.
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