This was an article published by Xray Magazine October 2020(Issue 101)
Japan's Hachijō-jima “Biodiverse & Home to an Elusive Pygmy Seahorse”
Japan’s diving scene used to be a well-kept secret, but more and more people have realised that Japan has much more to offer than just sushi and karaoke. The country spans a vast latitudinal range, from the tropical south where coral reefs dominate around Okinawa and the other Ryukyu Islands, into the almost subarctic north. As a result, its biological diversity is great, with many different habitats accommodating a wide array of species.