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Marimo Akan Marimo

Lake Akan is home to a strange type of green algae that forms spherical colonies, and is one of only a few places in the world where these algae spheres form. The spheres are called Marimo, which means roughly “bouncy play ball”. The government maintains a Marimo research station on an island in Lake Akan, and we visited the research station to see Marimo up close.

Lake Akan Marimo Research Island
Yoshie at the Marimo Research Island

Tanks of Marimo at the Marimo Research Island

Lake Akan Marimo
Lake Akan Marimo Lake Akan Marimo

Lake Akan Marshes from the Marimo Research Island

Lake Akan Marshes

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