The current state of the Gamou Tidal Flat (Six months later)
After the earthquake, the environment of the Gamou Tidal Flat in Sendai changed. Since the Nanakita River has clogged at the river-mouth, the tidal range is smaller, and air cannot easily enter the tidal flat. At present, living things like reeds and crabs have returned to the tidal flat little by little. Since living organisms contribute to environmental preservation, it is important that the tidal flat is maintained. This is the appearance of the Gamou Tidal Flat, now recovering from the tsunami that greatly altered the environment.
Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences Research Associate Takao Suzuki
Japan Society on Water Environment, NPO The Tohoku Water & Environment Network