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Seashore (海浜)

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily


Seashore (海浜/海岸)
Land by the sea
Land adjacent to the sea
Coast (海岸/沿岸)
Land next to the sea (= the seashore)
The land near a shore

Seashores in Hokkaido (in Japanese)

[terms, vegetation, plants]
Field training on integrated environmental research 統合環境調査法実習

Seashore vegetation, or coastal vegetation (海浜植生)

Vegetation distributed near coast

Often creating zonal distribution of plant communities along distance from shoreline

There are many endemic and/or endangered species, due to its specific environments, as well as wetland (湿原), and destruction of natural coasts by human activities
Coastal forest (海岸林)
A typical forest is Quercus dentata forest in Hokkaido.

[ Plant list ]

Coastal plant (海浜植物)

Plants, including seagrass, distributed specifically on coasts

A few of these species establish on the volcanoes Mount Usu and Mount Koma, both of which are located nearby the Pacific Ocean.

Morphological and physiological characteristics
Leaf: Thick, shiny and/or hairy, to avoid salinity stress
Coastal plant species in Hokkaido