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Okinawa Island is located near the center of the Nansei Islands (∼24–31°N), at a relatively high latitude for coral reefs. Nevertheless, more than 80 coral genera (over 400 species) are abundant in the Nansei Islands. Since March, 2017, scleractinian corals have...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5915
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Consumers can regulate the acquisition and use of nutrients through behavioral and physiological mechanisms. Here, we present an experimental approach that simultaneously integrates multiple nutritional traits, feeding assays, and juvenile performance to assess...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5929
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Release rates of particulate organic carbon and nitrogen (POC and PON) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from the scleractinian coral Acropora tenuis were measured during the day and night in summer and winter seasons. Physiological parameters including calcification,...

["Marine Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5728
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In this paper, we map the distribution of scale-rayed wrasse Acantholabrus palloni in eastern Skagerrak based on a combination of verified and personally communicated angling records. Long thought to be occasional vagrants outside its known range in the eastern...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5900
1 citation
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Increasing environmental pressures and human impacts are reshaping community structures and species interactions throughout all trophic levels. The morphological and behavioural characteristics of species communities contain key ecological information on why prey...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5899
1 citation
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516 views

The size and structure of social groups of animals can be governed by a range of ecological factors and behavioral interactions. In small, highly site-attached coral reef fishes, group size is often constrained by the size of the habitat patch they are restricted...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5841
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374 views

Background Pelagic pteropods Limacina helicina are widespread and can play an important role in the food webs and in biosedimentation in Arctic and Subarctic ecosystems. Previous publications have shown differences in the genetic structure of populations of L....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5709
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The feeding behavior of the cosmopolitan cold-water coral (CWC) Desmophyllum dianthus (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) is still poorly known. Its usual deep distribution restricts direct observations, and manipulative experiments are so far limited to prey that do not...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5872
362 downloads
1,068 views

Background Many neritic to nearshore species of marine adapted turtle from the Late Cretaceous of North America are thought to represent the stem lineage of Cheloniidae but due to fragmentary holotypes, low total specimen counts, and resultantly incomplete morphological...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5876
1 citation
262 downloads
904 views

Aquaculture production of the Pacific white shrimp is the largest in the world for crustacean species. Crucial to the sustainable global production of this important seafood species is a fundamental understanding of the shrimp gut microbiota and its relationship...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5826
140 downloads
421 views

Considering the ecological importance and potential value of Hediste diversicolor, a better understanding of its metabolic rate and potential growth rates is required. The aims of this study are: (i) to describe key biometric relationships; (ii) to test the effects...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5675
1 citation
165 downloads
642 views

Background Accurate time-energy budgets summarise an animal’s energy expenditure in a given environment, and are potentially a sensitive indicator of how an animal responds to changing resources. Deriving accurate time-energy budgets requires an estimate of time...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5814
197 downloads
1,083 views

Background Long-bodied sphaerodorids (Annelida, Sphaerodoridae) is the common name for members of the three closely and morphologically homogenous currently accepted genera of benthic marine bristle worms: Ephesiella, Ephesiopsis and Sphaerodorum. Members of this...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5783
116 downloads
453 views

Background The influenza virus can cause seasonal infections with mild to severe symptoms, circulating worldwide, and it can affect people in any age group. Therefore, this infection is a serious public health problem that causes severe illness and death in high-risk...

["Marine Biology","Virology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5716
120 downloads
548 views

It can be challenging to identify scleractinian corals from the genus Pocillopora Lamarck 1816 in the field because of their large range of inter- and intra-specific morphological variation that co-occur with changes in the physical environment. This task is made...

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5797

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