Hirohito: The Fearsome Japanese Emperor Marine Biologist

  • jo

    Wow so intriguing! Thanks for the article :D

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    There are animals which are starting to be endangered. We should be aware on these things. Animals are considered as our treasures here in earth so we must learn to love these creatures.

  • http://twitter.com/SuperNoonim SykoRyoko

    hahaha. ugh jellyfish and jellyfish-looking-things are the worst types of animals. the fish thing is kind of cute though. He has a little mohawk!

    I can’t believe there’s a “world hydrozoa database” though.

  • xiongmao

    it looks like the Emperor of Japan was reasearching Metroids :S

  • DangerMan

    The life of an emperor hmmm… jealous.

  • Willicushart

    It’s a pretty cool thing to consider that a country can have a politician with not only some knowledge of the practices of science, but even an interest in them. If only we had more of that in the United States…

    Maybe this will ensure that the best minds are put towards the issues of whaling, and tuna.

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    I heard Tojo was really into bunny rabbits and rainbows.

  • Jon E.

    hahaha :D

  • Jon E.

    hahaha :D

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  • Alondra

    now i understand why Japan always do weird things for ecology!!now everything makes sense.
    p.s. i love that exyrias fish :) and that jellyfish looks like that plants of soya in chinese food

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  • erly

    As a marine biology major minoring in Japanese, this entry has been uber relevant to me. ありがとう!

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  • b_wins

    i took zoology last semester and remember seeing some hydrozoas both in the lab and at a marine aquarium, and i think he is crazy, those things look so creepy.

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    Interesting point about Emperor Hirohito’s scientific achievements…which reportdly included keeping up correspondence with other marine biologists overseas during WWII.

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    Jefferson was the original “shopaholic” — when stationed as a diplomat in Paris, he bought thousands of books, as well as costly scientific instruments and fine art of all kinds. Eventually, this costly trove of the high culture of the day was shipped back to the relatively uncultured city of Philadelphia in about 80 packing cases. Decades later, Congress purchased Jefferson’s book collection for about 28,000.

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