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Last updated July 6, 2006
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Underwater Photos
Shiretoko Peninsula
Ice Diving
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by Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Dolphin Hotel, Shiretoko

Photo Library Siretoko Underwater in Early Spring drop3.gif (1024 bytes)

by Masashi Imai
Marine House Robinson

Diving Articles

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On Ice Diving
by By Rob Volansky
at Outdoor Japan
The Frozen Sea: The Creatures of Raosu  
at Japan's 100 Seas
by Koji Nakamura

Dive Services on the Web

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Siretoko, English
Asahikawa Dive House drop3.gif (1024 bytes)
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Sceneries, Travel Photos and Articles

Sightseeing in Shiretoko
Very informative, many photos
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Photo Gallery: Shiretoko Early Spring drop3.gif (1024 bytes)
by Masashi Imai
Marine House Robinson
Shiretoko: Hokkaido's Wilderness Gains World Heritage Listing
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By Michael O'Connell
at Xene[Zi:n]
Your Online Doorway to Hokkaido

or the American Whaleman
William M. Davis

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Caution! A big page (740k) -Entire book in one file
It contains whaling in the Okhotsk Sea.
The Plough Boy Anthology
by Tom Tyler
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Taisetsu Mountain Range in Autumn

My Memories of Hokkaido

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by Kazuto Nakanishi
at Landscape Photo Gallery 'Tabi-rettou'

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Kushiro drop3.gif (1024 bytes) Japan at The Weather Underground
Abashiri drop3.gif (1024 bytes) Japan at The Weather Underground

Species Synopsis Stellers' Sea Eagle drop3.gif (1024 bytes) at "O-Washi-net" International Working Group for the Steller's Eagle Conservation, Foundation for Agrarian Development Research (FADR) (Moscow)
Study and Reports
Drift Ice - Okhotsk Sea coast
A tourist destination on thin ice
March 15, 2006
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Okhotsk/Sea Ice Concentration
May 31, 2006

Sea Ice Distribution in the Sea of Okhotsk during 2005 - 2006 Winter

The Arrival of Sea Ice to Hokkaido
March 2005


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at Midori II earth observation satellite
Science Project

(Earth Observation Research Center)
> JAJXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Sea Ice Research Laboratory:Ice chart off the Okhotsk Sea coast of Hokkaido
Real time ice field scenery along a 250-km coastline, about 50 km into the Okhotsk Sea, being monitored by radars

Computer Animation of Sea Ice Distribution
2002 - last available year

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at Hokkaido University

It says:

"The SIRL (Sea Ice Research Laboratory) was closed down at the end of March 2004, and all activities at SIRL were transferred to a newly founded center, Pan-Okhotsk Research Center of the Institute of Low Temperature Science in Sapporo from April 2004. Accordingly, the sea-ice radar network was also closed down in operation at the end of the sea-ice season in June 2004. The Pan-Okhotsk
Research Center is to continue researches and educations as a strategic international research center in the Sea of Okhotsk and its surrounding regions. "

Change of time? I found local radar is more helpful than satellite image, when severe weather, such as a hurricane, approaches real close to our area.

General Information
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Last modified July 6, 2006




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