This AL Museum website features videos showing the behavior of microbes from various natural environments. This is an ongoing research project conducted by Attic Research Center, a nonprofit organization specializing in microbial research. We greatly appreciate the generous support of MRA House for our research.


Protozoa, algae, bacteria, fungi and various other small organisms are living in nature.
We have recorded their behavior on video.
Our sampling sites are as follows: Hirose River near Otamaya-Bashi, and a paddy field in the of Tohoku University Experimental Station, in Kashimadai, Sendai Miyagi.

Prof. Yuji Tsukii from Hosei University has contributed greatly to our project by identifying and providing useful commentaries about each organism. We gratefully appreciate his help.

AL Museum

Although various tiny organisms coexist with us on our planet, we cannot see most of them with the naked eye.
The aim of AL Museum is to invite everyone to have a look into this microbial world.
Please take a while to observe their movement, resting and eating behaviors, and imagine how they actively interact with each other.

Staffs of AL Museum

Tsutomu Hattori(representative)
Reiko Hattori (recording, commentary and English translation)
Makoto Hattori(recording, music and computer technology)

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