Let me show you a world of bats and bees, ants and trees, morning glories and a few beached whales
April 20, 2009 4:49 PM   Subscribe

The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, casually referred to as Sōkendai (a contraction of Sōgō kenkyū daigakuin daigaku), was founded in 1988 as the 96th national university in Japan. Amongst other things, it is home to the Soken Taxa Web Server which in turn hosts the first online Japanese Ant Color Image Database that currently lists 273 species of ant, the Illustrated Guide of Marine Mammals and the Marine Mammals Stranding DataBase, the Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive that currently includes 704 specimens, the Morning Glories Database that covers the many mutants of Ipomoea nil, closely related species and interspecific hybrids, the Makino Herbarium Database, which is named after the pioneering Japanese botanist, Tomitaro Makino, and the Japanese Bees Image Database.
posted by filthy light thief (5 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I first stumbled across the mammal skull db, but found the rest of the site too interesting to exclude.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:52 PM on April 20, 2009

This is really cool. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 4:45 AM on April 21, 2009

I think I made something too big to easily discuss.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:43 AM on April 21, 2009

Dictionary of Japanese Insect Names! linked to at this site is cool.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:14 AM on April 21, 2009

Looks awesome. I'll have to spend some time later clicking through. I especially look forward to seeing the marine mammal stranding database. Thanks!
posted by sleevener at 9:33 AM on April 21, 2009

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