We are pleased that leading marine biologists worldwide have chosen to publish some of their best work in PeerJ and PeerJ PrePrints. By publishing their work in an open access venue, their research can now be freely discovered, read and re-used by anyone with an interest in this field, or in any of the fields allied to it.
This Collection of 10 articles represents some of the most noteworthy marine biology research which PeerJ has published through September 2015. The list was compiled by examining a range of article level metrics - many are already highly cited, many have been widely tweeted, and many have had a high number of page views. The resulting list is a subjective snapshot of the most interesting Marine Biology research appearing in PeerJ today. The authors of almost all of these articles also chose to make their peer-review history public, making them even more useful to the community.
You may also be interested in related marine biology collections at PeerJ, including: "The Biology of the Hawaiian Archipelago"; The 4th Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop; "Top Coral Papers - September 2014"; "The Third International Whale Shark Conference" and "The Line Islands Collection"
If you would like to nominate a subject area for future PeerJ 'Top 10' Collections, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us with the hashtag #peerjspotlight.
If you are a researcher working in this area, then we encourage you to submit your next articles to PeerJ.