1. M. Azizur Rahman and Tamotsu Oomori. Analysis of Protein-induced Calcium Carbonate Crystals in Soft Coral by Near-Field IR Microspectroscopy. Analytical Sciences 25: 153-155, 2009
  2. M. Azizur Rahman and Tamotsu Oomori. In vitro regulation of CaCO3 crystal growth by the highly acidic proteins of calcitic sclerites in soft coral, Sinularia polydactyla. Connective Tissue Research 50, 285-293, 2009
  3. M. Azizur Rahman and Tamotsu Oomori. Influence of Cell-free Proteins in the Nucleation of CaCO3 Crystals in Calcified Endoskeleton. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), 56: 728-732, 2009
  4. M. Azizur Rahman and Tamotsu Oomori. The Isolation, Purification and Function of New Proteins in Calcified Endoskeletons: New Insights into the Calcification Mechanism of Soft Corals. Protein Expression & Purification (Accepted), 2009
  5. Sheikh, M.A., H. Fujimura, T. Miyagi, Y. Uechi , T. Yokota , S. Yasumura , T. Oomori . 2009. Detection and ecological threats of PSII herbicide diuron on coral reefs around the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Mar. Pollut. Bull. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.09.010.
  6. Sheikh, M. A., T. Higuchi; H. Fujimura; T. S. Imo; T. Miyagi; T. Oomori. 2009. Contamination and impacts of new antifouling biocide Irgarol-1051 on subtropical coral reef waters. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Tech., 6 (3), 353-358.
  7. Sheikh, M. A., Higuchi, H., Imo, T., H. Fujimura., Oomori, T. 2009. Impacts of booster biocides (Irgarol-1051 and diuron) on photosynthesis and calcification rate of coral Galaxea fascicularis. Proceedings of the 11th Pacific Science Inter-Congress 2-6 march 2009, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  8. Armid, A., Takaesu, Y., Fahmiati, T., Yoshida, S., Hanashiro, R., Fujimura H., Higuchi, T., Taira, E., Oomori, T. (2009)  U/Ca as a possible proxy of carbonate system in coral reef. Proceeding of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Florida. [Accepted].
  9. T. Higuchi1, H. Fujimura1, H. Ikota, T.Arakaki, T. Oomori(2009) The effect of hydrogen peroxide on metabolism in the coral, Goniastrea aspera. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 370, 48-55.
  10. T. Higuchi1, H. Fujimura1, T. Arakaki, T. Oomori(2009) The Synergistic effects of hydrogen peroxide and elevated seawater temerature on the metabolic activities of coral, Galaxea fascicularis.  Marine Biology 156, 589-596.
  11. T. Higuchi1, H. Fujimura1, T. Arakaki, T. Oomori(2009) Activities of antioxidant enzymes (SOD and CAT) in the coral, Galaxea fascicularis against increased hydrogen peroxide concentration in seawater. Proceeding of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Florida, 926-930.


  1. Imo, T. S., Sheikh, M. A., Sawano, K., Fujimura H. Oomori, T. 2008. Distribution and possible impacts of organic pollutants on coral reef ecosystems around Okinawa Island, Japan. Journal of Pacific Science. Vol 62(No.3) 317-326
  2. Yukio Kitada *, Hodaka Kawahata, Atsushi Suzuki, Tamotsu Oomori. 2008. Distribution of pesticides and bisphenol A in sediments collected from rivers adjacent to coral reefs. Chemosphere 71(2008)2082-2090.
  3. Hiroyuki Fujimura, Tomihiko Higuchi, Kazuyo Shiroma, Takemitsu Arakaki, Asha Mansour Hamdun, Yoshikatsu Nakano, Tamotsu Oomori. 2008. Continuous-flow complete-mixing system for assessing the effects of environmental factors on colony-level coral metabolism. Jour. Biochem. Biophy. Methods 70, 865-872
  4. M. Azizur Rahman, Tamotsu Oomori. 2008. Structure, crystallization and mineral composition of sclerites in the alcyonarian coral. Journal of Crystal Growth. Vol.310,3528-3534.
  5. J.Ishibashi, M.Nakaseama, M.Seguchi, T.Yamashita, S.Doi, T.Sakamoto, K.Kazuhiko, N.Shimada, T.Noguchi, T.Oomori, M.Kusakabe, T.Yamanaka. 2008. Marin-shallow hydrothermal activity and mineralization at the Wakamiko craer in kagoshima bay, south Kyusy, Japan. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 173, 84-98.
  6. M. Azizur Rahman, Tamotsu Oomori. Identification and Function of New Proteins in Calcified Endoskeleton : a New Insight in the Calcification Mechanism of Soft Corals. OCEANS 2008 (IEEE Xplore), 1-4:2139-2145, 2008
  7. Takuroh Noguchi, Ryuichi Shinjo, and Tamotsu Oomori. 2008. Data report: Pb isotope composition of sediment from the eastern flank of Juan de Fuca Ridge. (accepted) oi:10.2204/iodp.proc. 301. 203. 2008
  8. M. Azizur Rahman and T. Oomori. 2008. Aspartic acid-rich proteins in insoluble organic matrix play a key role in the growth of calcitic sclerites in alcyonarian coral, . Chinese Journal of Biotechnology24, 2127-2129.
  9. M. Azizur Rahman and T. Oomori. in press. Enzyme activity in the biocalcification process of corals. In: "Enzymology Research Trends" (Nova Publishers, New York, USA )(in press)


  1. Sheikh, M. A., K.Tsuha, X. Wang, K. Sawano, T. S.Imo and T. Oomori, 2007. Spatial and seasonal behavior of organotin compounds in protected subtropical estuarine ecosystems in Okinawa, Japan. Int. J. Environ. Anal. Chem., 87(12) : 847-861.
  2. Sheikh, M. A., N. Noah, K. Tsuha, T. Oomori, 2007. Occurrence of Tributyltin (TBT) Compounds and Characteristics of heavy metals. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Tech., 4 (1) : 49-59.
  3. Sheikh, M. A., Fukukazu Nakama., T. Oomori, 2007. Distribution characteristics of polychlorinated biphenyls in coastal areas of Okinawa Island, Japan. Ch. J. of Ocean. and Limn, 25 (3): 247-253.
  4. Imo, S. T. , Sheikh, M. Ali., Hirosawa , E., T. Oomori , Tamaki., F. 2007. Contamination by organochlorine pesticides from rivers. Int. J. Environ.Sci. Tech., 4 (1): 1-9
  5. Imo S.T., T. Oomori, T.Miyagi and F.Tamaki, 2007. The comparative study of trihalomethenes in drinking waters. Inter. J. Envirin, Sci. Tec,. Vol.4(4): 421-426.
  6. Imo, S. T. Sheikh, M. Ali., Hirosawa , E., Tamaki, F., T. Oomori, 2007. Persistent organochlorine pesticides in river waters of Southern part of Okinawa Island, Japan. Asia. J. Wat. Env. Poll, Vol.4(2): 37-42.
  7. M. Azizur Rahman, Tamotsu Oomori, Tsuyoshi Uehara, 2007. Carbonic Anhydrase in Calcified Endoskeleton. Novel Activity in Biocalcification in Alcyonarian Marine Biotchnology, (Accepted: 1 June 2007)
  8. Imo, T. S., Sheikh, M. A., Sawano, K., Fujimura H. Oomori, T. ,2008. Distribution and possible impacts of organic pollutants on coral reef ecosystems around Okinawa Island, Japan. Journal of Pacific Science. Vol 62(No.3) (accepted)
  9. Hisako Hirayama, Michinari Sunamura, Ken Takai, Takuro Nunoura, Takuro Noguchi, Hanako Oida, Yasuo Furushima, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Tamotsu Oomori, and Koki Horikoshi.2007 Culture-dependent and -independent characterization of microbial communities associated with a shallow submarine hydrothermal system occurring within a coral reef off Taketomi Island, Japan. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 73, No. 23 : 42-7656.


  1. Fujimura, H., T. Oomori, S. Kochi, T. A. Prolla and S. Someya(2006) : Synthesis of Protodolomite from Coral Reef Sand. Food Chemistry vol.99(1):15-18.
  2. Kitada, Y., H. Fujimura, R. Tokeshi and T. Oomori(2006) : Air–sea CO2 flux and gas exchange coefficient at the Sesoko coral reefs, Okinawa, Japan. Galaxea (Journal of Japanese Coral Reef Society) vol.8: 51-60.
  3. N.M.Noah and T.Oomori (2006); Evaluation of Heavy Metal Polluition on the Coastal Marine Envirinments of Okinawa Island, Japan. Bull. Fac Sci. Univ. Ryukyus No.81(3), 93-104.
  4. Noguchi T., Oomori T., Tanahara A. Taira N., Takada J., and Taira H.(2006) Age determination of submarine hydrothermal ores from Mid-Okinawa Trough and Suiyo Seamount determined by neutron activation analysis. Geochem. J. vol.41(2), 141-148.
  5. Yukio Kitada, Hodaka Kawahata, Atsushi Suzuki and Tamotsu Oomori(2006) Concentrations of nonylphenol and bisphenol-A in the Okinawa island using liquid chromatography-electrospray tandem mass spectrometry. Proceedings of 10th International Coral Reef Symposium Vol.10, 810-818.
  6. Fujimura H, Kuwano T, Higuchi T, Tokeshi R, Kitada Y, Nakano Y, Arakaki T and Oomori T (2006) : 6-year community metabolism in coral reef ecosystem at Sesoko island, Okinawa, Japan. International Society for Reef Studies European Meeting Abstract 228.
  7. M. Ito, Noguchi T., Takada J., Oomori T (2006) Geochemical characteristics of sulfide chimneys collected from arc-backarc hydrothermal foelds at Western Pacific. Goldschmidt Conference Abstract 2006 S6-05.
  8. T.S.Taema, E.Hirosawa, Sheuikh M., Ali, T. Oomori, F.Tamaki (2006) : Persistent organochlorine pesticides(OCPs) in water of Southern part of Okinawa Island, Japan. Goldschmidt Conference Abstract 2006 A276.
  9. 大森保、藤村弘行(2006): 炭酸システムの変動から見えるサンゴ礁生態系の現在・過去・未来、“美ら島の自然史 : サンゴ礁島嶼系の生物多様性”(琉球大学21世紀COEプログラム編集委員会編、東京大学出版会)319-331頁
  10. 大森保、藤村弘行(2006): サンゴの成長促進技術に関する研究(1). 沖縄電力共同研究報告書 1-79.


  1. 岡田孝一郎、中島仁美、藤村弘行、新垣雄光、棚原朗、大森保(2005) : Ferrozine 試薬を用いる高速液体クロマトグラフィーによる沖縄島沿岸海水中の鉄(II)の光化学的挙動の研究 分析化学 vol.53,
  2. Arakaki, T., H. Fujimura, A. M. Hamdun, K. Okada, H. Kondo, and T. Oomori(2005) : Simultaneous Measurement of Hydrogen Peroxide and Fe(II) in the Seawater Collected in Okinawa. Journal of Oceanography vol.65: 561-568
  3. 大森保(2005);(招待講演)「沖縄のサンゴ礁から見える地球環境」
  4. 日本地球化学会公開講演会冊子“サンゴ礁が語る地球環境”(2005年、那覇市)
  5. Yonekura N., Oomori T., Koyanagi M. (2005) Coagulation-sedimentation rate of red soil colloids. Bull. Fac. Sci. Univ. Ryukyus, 29, 103-109.
  6. Fujimura, H., T. Kuwano, T. Oomori, J. Blanchot, Y. Montel, D. Taddei, P. Cuet, P. Frouin, M. Jose L.Charpy, B. E. Casareto, Y. Ishikawa and Y. Suzuki (2005) Community metabolism of coral reef ecosystem at La Réunion Island by the water flow box model. Geophysical Research Abstracts of European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2005, Vol.7, 6790.