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沖縄の土壌動物学会【Soil Animal Conference at Okinawa】

posted May 22, 2019, 2:42 AM by Yoshitaka Uchida   [ updated May 22, 2019, 2:47 AM ]




Soil animals are small organisms such as earthworms, millipedes and pillbugs. My colleague invited me to this strange event that scientists talk only about soil animals.

Okinawa was in the rainy season and muggy. However, I was happy to feel something different, compared to the cold Hokkaido weather.

During this small conference, I was very touched by people who "love" their research targets. They have such beautiful hearts, so they simply and actively want to know why and how these small animals live on the earth.

When I was a kid, I was dreaming of becoming an entomologist. I had so many books about insects in my house. I could name so many different insects. This visit to Okinawa reminded me of myself, dreaming of being a scientist.