Peer-reviewed Articles

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The shifting baseline syndrome describes a gradual lowering of human cognitive baselines, as each generation accepts a lower standard of resource abundance or size as the new norm. There is strong empirical evidence of declining trends of abundance and body sizes...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6395
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Chaetomorpha valida, dominant filamentous green algae, can be harmful to sea cucumber growth in aquaculture ponds of China. In order to understand the environmental factors affecting the growth of C. valida in sea cucumber aquaculture ecosystems, a combination...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6468
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The early life stages of the blue and red shrimp Aristeus antennatus (Decapoda: Dendrobranchiata: Penaeoidea: Aristeidae) were described by Heldt in 1955 based on plankton samples, larval rearing and assumptions of species habitat. Even with adequate keys, identification...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6063
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Observations of coral–algal competition can provide valuable information about the state of coral reef ecosystems. Here, we report contact rates and apparent competition states for six shallow lagoonal reefs in Fiji. A total of 81.4% of examined coral perimeters...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6380
210 downloads
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Here we describe an anatomically divergent wood-boring bivalve belonging to the family Teredinidae. Specimens were collected off the coast of Mabini, Batangas, Philippines, in February 2018, from sunken driftwood at a depth of less than 2 m. A combination of characteristics...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6256
161 downloads
810 views

Background Effective biodiversity monitoring is fundamental in tracking changes in ecosystems as it relates to commercial, recreational, and conservation interests. Current approaches to survey coral reef ecosystems center on the use of indicator species and repeat...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6379
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Neopetrosia proxima (Porifera: Demospongiae: Haplosclerida) is described as a morphologically variable sponge common on shallow reefs of the Caribbean. However, the range of morphological and reproductive variation within putative N. proxima led us to hypothesize...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6371
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Genotype-specific contributions to the environmental tolerance and disease susceptibility of corals are widely accepted. Yet our understanding of how host genotype influences the composition and stability of the coral microbiome subjected to environmental fluctuations...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6377
40 downloads
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Grouping behaviour, as fascinating as it is unclear, has lately drawn the attention of numerous researchers. While most of the authors focused their work on a mechanistic approach to the matter of schooling, this study explores the issue from a population point...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6378
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The European green crab (Carcinus maenas) is a crustacean species native to European and North African coastlines that has become one of the world’s most successful marine invasive species. Targeted fishing programs aimed at removing green crabs from invaded ecosystems...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6308
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This study provides information on biological (gonadosomatic index), commercial quality (condition index and meat yield) and biochemical aspects (proximate composition, fatty acids) of the soft tissues of Flexopecten glaber reared in suspended cages in the Ionian...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Marine Biology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5810
63 downloads
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In Heterostegina depressa, the flagship species of laboratory investigations of larger benthic foraminifera (LBF) since the 70’s, the timing of reproduction, longevity and natural chamber building rates are still understudied. A recently developed method, the natural...

["Marine Biology","Paleontology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6096
93 downloads
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Background The introduction of animal tracking technology has rapidly advanced our understanding of seabird foraging ecology. Tracking data is particularly powerful when combined with oceanographic information derived from satellite remote sensing, allowing insights...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6261
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In molluscs, the shell secreted by mantle tissue during the biomineralization process is the first barrier against predators and mechanical damage. Changing environmental conditions, such as ocean acidification, influence shell strength and thus protection of the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6245
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Background Our team discovered that Prochlorococcus can take up glucose, in a process that changes the transcriptional pattern of several genes involved in glucose metabolization. We have also shown that glcH encodes a very high affinity glucose transporter, and...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6248

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