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Ariake sea, Kyushu

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The Ariake Sea is a body of salt water surrounded by Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, and Kumamoto Prefectures, all of which lie on the island of Kyūshū in Japan. It is the largest bay in Kyūshū. Its deepest point is only about 50 m deep, and extreme tides exceed 4 m. It is used for aquaculture, with nori being a major product. Various species of fauna, including mudskippers, pen shells (Atrina pectinata), and fiddler crabs, live in the Ariake Sea. In autumn, there is red-grass along the sea shore. Recent years have brought increasing pollution, with resultant red tides. Isahaya Bay is a branch of the Ariake Sea. Across the Amakusa Islands lies the Yatsushiro Sea.Many harbors are located on the coast. Among them are Misumi (in the city of Uki, Kumamoto Prefecture), Shimabara (Shimabara, Nagasaki), Taira (Unzen, Nagasaki), Nagasu (Nagasu, Kumamoto), Kumamoto (Kumamoto, Kumamoto), Miike (Omuta, Fukuoka), Kuchinotsu (Minamishimabara, Nagasaki), and Oniike (Amakusa, Kumamoto).
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  • On days other than rough weather, it is always the image of calm sea. The ferry trip is very elegant, with no particular tremors.
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  • Ariake Sea tidal flats and famous. Mudskipper, boleophthalmus appears at low tide. Take in the Ariake Sea seafood, clams and Red lots seaweed may even take in the Ariake Sea is very tasty!
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  • Ariake Sea spread in front of me. In September, spreads Nori network here. I say half of the national seaweed being grown here. Intake process is started on 11 March, buying people come from around the country.
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  • In the Sea Bay for a calm sea.
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