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Scientists Discover Microplastics in Dokdo, Ulleungdo Seagull Feathers

Scientists Discover Microplastics in Dokdo, Ulleungdo Seagull Feathers

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – In a surprising revelation, researchers from Kyung Hee University’s Korean Institute of Ornithology have uncovered a disconcerting truth – microplastic contamination has infiltrated the feathers of seagulls residing on the East Sea islands of Dokdo and Ulleungdo.  Published in the November issue of the international journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, the [...]

Ulleungdo Mushrooms Have Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Ulleungdo Mushrooms Have Anti-Inflammatory Properties

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A mushroom native to Ulleungdo that has already been confirmed to have anti-cancer and antioxidation effects has now been discovered to possess anti-inflammatory properties as well.  The National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) announced on Wednesday that a mushroom native to Ulleungdo, the “small yellow polyporus varius mushroom,” first identified [...]

Tropical Fish Head North to Ulleungdo as Sea Temperatures Rise

Tropical Fish Head North to Ulleungdo as Sea Temperatures Rise

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The neon damselfish, a tropical species of damselfish once limited to the warm waters around Jeju Island, has recently been found in large numbers further north around Ulleungdo.  On Tuesday, the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) disclosed that an ongoing investigation launched in 2021 had identified a total of [...]

First ‘Visible Sea Forest’ to Be Created in Ulleungdo

First ‘Visible Sea Forest’ to Be Created in Ulleungdo

Ulleung, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Fisheries Resources Agency (FIRA) has created the nation’s first marine reserve in the sea of Ulleungdo, which has improved the habitat environment of seaweed and created a visible ‘sea forest’ that can be experienced by the public. To promote marine ecological culture, a commemorative event for the [...]