80 downloads
240 views

Among copepods, which are the most abundant animals on Earth, the genus Oithona is described as one of the most important and plays a major role in the marine food chain and biogeochemical cycles, particularly through the excretion of chitin-coated fecal pellets....

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3447v2

The Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) has undergone significant changes in air and seawater temperatures during the last 50 years. Although highly stenotherm Antarctic organisms are expected to be severely affected by the increase of seawater temperature, high-resolution...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4289
8 downloads
110 views

Previous studies of population genetic structure in Dissostichus eleginoides have shown that oceanographic and geographic discontinuities drive in this species population differentiation. Studies have focused on the genetics of D. eleginoides in the Southern Ocean;...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4173
321 downloads
424 views

Background Passive acoustic telemetry using coded transmitter tags and stationary receivers is a popular method for tracking movements of aquatic animals. Understanding the performance of these systems is important in array design and in analysis. Close proximity...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4249
41 downloads
183 views

Background Beaches are recreational spots for people. However, beach sand contains harmful microbes that affect human health, and there are no established methods for either sampling and identifying beach-borne pathogens or managing the quality of beach sand. Method...

["Biotechnology","Marine Biology","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Pathology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4245
26 downloads
128 views

Coastal protection, nutrient cycling, erosion control, water purification, and carbon sequestration are ecosystem services provided by salt marshes. Additionally, salt ponds offer coastal breeding and a nursery habitat for fishes and they provide abundant invertebrates,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Food Science and Technology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4194
46 downloads
493 views

The European green crab (Carcinus maenas) is a destructive marine invader that was first discovered in Newfoundland waters in 2007 and has since become established in nearshore ecosystems on the south and west coast of the island. Targeted fishing programs aimed...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4223
144 downloads
1,711 views

Owing to their great diversity and abundance, ammonites and belemnites represented key elements in Mesozoic food webs. Because of their extreme ontogenetic size increase by up to three orders of magnitude, their position in the food webs likely changed during ontogeny....

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4219
41 downloads
259 views

Ontogeny reversal, as seen in some cnidarians, is an unprecedented phenomenon in the animal kingdom involving reversal of the ordinary life cycle. Three species of Turritopsis have been shown to be capable of inverted metamorphosis, a process in which the pelagic...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4225
78 downloads
200 views

Whale sharks Rhincodon typus, the world’s largest fish, are routinely sighted off the northwest coast of Madagascar, particularly off the island of Nosy Be. Dedicated whale shark tourism has been developing in the area since 2011. During our first dedicated survey,...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3508v1
29 downloads
118 views

Background. Parasites are heterogeneously distributed in intermediate host populations, but how this variability changes between multiple geographic scales remain unclear. Here, we test whether in a complex host-parasite system developing in sandy shores, the high...

["Biogeography","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3505v1
105 downloads
1,694 views

The whale shark Rhincodon typus is an endangered, highly migratory species with a wide, albeit patchy, distribution through tropical oceans. Ten aerial survey flights along the southern Mozambican coast, conducted between 2004–2008, documented a relatively high...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4161
52 downloads
270 views

Ampelisca eschrichtii Krøyer, 1842 of the Sakhalin Shelf of the Okhotsk Sea, Far Eastern Russia, comprise the highest known biomass concentration of any amphipod population in the world and are a critically important prey source for western gray whales. The high...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3496v1
57 downloads
138 views

The native ranges and invasion histories of many marine species remain elusive due to a dynamic dispersal process via marine vessels. Molecular markers can aid in identification of native ranges and elucidation of the introduction and establishment process. The...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3497v1
53 downloads
224 views

Most species of Ischnochiton are habitat specialists and are almost always found underneath unstable marine hard-substrata such as boulders. The difficulty of experimenting on these chitons without causing disturbance means little is known about their ecology despite...

["Animal Behaviour","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4180

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