59 downloads
163 views

Rugose Corals, often referred to as Horn Coral, are an extinct order of stony corals in the phylum Cnidaria. They lived from the Ordivician period to the end of the Permian period, and can be found worldwide. A new fossil of Siphonophrentis gigantea, a species...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27282v2
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Although amphipods are key components of the macro-fauna associated with Posidonia oceanica meadows, no studies focussed to date on the structure and diversity of such assemblages across the Mediterranean Sea. Here, we studied whether amphipod diversity reflects...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27285v1
16 downloads
80 views

Marine sponges host complex microbial consortia that vary in their abundance, diversity and stability amongst host species. While our understanding of sponge-microbe interactions has dramatically increased over the past decade, little is known about how sponges...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5625
22 downloads
209 views

A representative outcrop of the Messinian stromatolites belonging to the Terminal Carbonate Complex unit, from the northern sector of the Bajo Segura basin (Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo section, Sierra del Colmenar, SE Spain) has been studied. Here, we present...

["Marine Biology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5766
195 downloads
847 views

The Late Jurassic Slottsmøya Member Lagerstätte on Spitsbergen preserves a diverse array of marine reptiles, including four named taxa of ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaurs. One of these, Palvennia hoybergeti, is based on the single holotype specimen (SVB 1451) with...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5776
35 downloads
69 views

Describing cell morphology is a tricky task, prone to misinterpretation due to subjective nature of the human observer and his vocabulary limitations. Consequently, these limitations actuate prevalence of non-formalized, statistically unverifiable language use....

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27271v2
27 downloads
129 views

This is the first study to examine how different environmental factors may influence the distribution of swimming crab Achelous spinimanus across geographically distant and distinct habitats. We analyzed the influence of bottom water temperature and salinity, sediment...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5720
37 downloads
509 views

About nine years ago (circa 2009), Indo-Pacific lionfishes (Pterois volitans and P. miles) invaded the south Florida coral reef ecosystem. During the intervening period of time, there has been substantial research on their biology, life history, demography, and...

["Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5700
58 downloads
820 views

Deep-sea corals in Southern California are diverse and abundant but subject to multiple stressors, including bottom-contact fisheries using mobile and fixed gear. There is a need for more information on the distribution of these taxa in relation to the distribution...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5697
21 downloads
78 views

The fractal formalism in combination with linear image analysis enables statistically significant description and classification of “irregular” (in terms of Euclidean geometry) shapes, such as, outlines of in vitro flattened cells. We developed an optimal model...

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27258v1
34 downloads
239 views

Eelgrass (Zostera marina) has been designated an Ecologically Significant Species in Atlantic Canada. The development and rapid expansion of netpen finfish aquaculture into sensitive coastal habitats has raised concerns about the impacts of finfish aquaculture...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5630
32 downloads
140 views

The sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus) has become a good model organism for studying environmentally-induced aestivation by a marine invertebrate more recently. In the present study, we hypothesized that miRNA-200-3p may contribute to establish rapid biological...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5703
38 downloads
263 views

The salt marsh periwinkle, Littorina irrorata, exhibits a spatial refuge from predation by climbing the stems of Spartina alterniflora in order to avoid benthic predators. Salt marsh periwinkles have a broad geographic distribution, and for many species, responses...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5744
68 downloads
565 views

We use a novel individual-based model (IBM) to simulate larval dispersal around the island of Moloka‘i in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Our model uses ocean current output from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology general circulation model (MITgcm) as well as...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5688
99 downloads
1,449 views

Background Comparative phylogeography enables the study of historical and evolutionary processes that have contributed to shaping patterns of contemporary genetic diversity across co-distributed species. In this study, we explored genetic structure and historical...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5684

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