Marine Day Kids Lecture: Exploring Secrets of Cephalopods


Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 14:00


OIST Auditorium


Squids and octopi are technically known as cephalopods. Researchers say that they are like "aliens" because of their adorable but peculiar behavior, and there is still so much that is unknown about them. Come learn more about cephalopods from a scientific perspective with an OIST researcher!

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Venue: OIST Auditorium(1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son)
Target audience: 9 years+(everyone is welcome)

*Interpretation will be provide for non Japanese speakers.
*Parental supervison is required.
*No food or drink at the venue.


13:00 Doors open
14:00 Lecture starts
    Part 1: Let's get the basics of cephalopods!
    10 minutes break
    Part 2: Unknown things about cephalopods
14:45 Q&A
15:00 End of the event

There will be exhibition tables ath the auditorium lobby about marine safety by Naha Coast Guard Office. Check it out before the Marine Day!

How to join

*Admission free, registration is required to participate in this event. Registration opens on Monday, June 17 at 14:00(spots are limited).
Register from the button below.
There is no waiting list. Thank you for your understanding.

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Dr. Tomoyuki Mano
Computational Neuroethology Unit

After finishing my undergraduate study at the Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, I completed my doctoral degree at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology of the same university. Since 2021, I have been working as a postdoctoral researcher at OIST. Utilizing my expertise in physics and computer science, I am researching the mysteries of squid and octopus brains. My favorite food is squid rice ("ika-meshi").


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