Peer-reviewed Articles

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Bioluminescent copepods are often the most abundant marine zooplankton and play critical roles in oceanic food webs. Metridia copepods exhibit particularly bright bioluminescence, and the molecular basis of their light production has just recently begun to be explored....

["Biochemistry","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5506
203 downloads
880 views

The Mexican region of the Perdido Fold Belt (PFB), in northwestern Gulf of Mexico (GoM), is a geological province with important oil reservoirs that will be subjected to forthcoming oil exploration and extraction activities. To date, little is known about the native...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5583
258 downloads
1,591 views

Background A few odontocetes (echolocating toothed cetaceans) have been able to independently colonize freshwater ecosystems. Although some extant species of delphinids (true dolphins) and phocoenids (porpoises) at least occasionally migrate upstream of large river...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5556
107 downloads
591 views

Antarctica is seriously affected by climate change, particularly at the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) where a rapid regional warming is observed. Potter Cove is a WAP fjord at Shetland Islands that constitutes a biodiversity hotspot where over the last years,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5531
109 downloads
364 views

Pelagic ostracods are one of the main groups of zooplankton and are abundant in marine ecosystems worldwide. The record of marine planktonic ostracod species in the central and southern part of the South China Sea accounts over for one-third of the total recorded...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5557
148 downloads
586 views

Background Copepods are major secondary producers in the World Ocean. They represent an important link between phytoplankton, microzooplankton and higher trophic levels such as fish. They are an important source of food for many fish species but also a significant...

["Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5562
1 citation
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1,323 views

Lysmata arvoredensis sp. nov. inhabits temperate waters in the south coast of Brazil and is named in tribute to the Marine Protected Area REBIO Arvoredo. This is the fourth species belonging to the genus Lysmata recorded for the region and the ninth for Brazil....

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5561
213 downloads
796 views

The responses of photosynthetic organisms to light stress are of interest for both fundamental and applied research. Functional traits related to the photoinhibition, the light-induced loss of photosynthetic efficiency, are particularly interesting as this process...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5589
2 citations
475 downloads
5,150 views

The number of shark-human interactions and shark bites per capita has been increasing since the 1980s, leading to a rise in measures developed to mitigate the risk of shark bites. Yet many of the products commercially available for personal protection have not...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5554
105 downloads
443 views

The uses of fluorescent microscopy and fluorescent probes, such as the metabolically activated probe CellTracker™  Green CMFDA (CTG), have become common in studies of living Foraminifera. This metabolic requirement, as well as the relatively quick production of...

["Cell Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5304
219 downloads
1,372 views

Understanding how genetic diversity is maintained within populations is central to evolutionary biology. Research on colour polymorphism (CP), which typically has a genetic basis, can shed light on this issue. However, because gene flow can homogenise genetic variation,...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5462
108 downloads
485 views

The success of many sessile invertebrates in marine benthic communities is linked to their ability to efficiently remove suspended organic matter from the surrounding water column. To investigate the diet of the barnacle Amphibalanus eburneus, a dominant suspension...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5485
458 downloads
655 views

Satellite chlorophyll a (chl a) observations have repeatedly noted summertime phytoplankton blooms in the North Pacific subtropical gyre (NPSG), a region of open ocean that is far removed from any land-derived or Ekman upwelling nutrient sources. These blooms are...

["Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5387
205 downloads
792 views

Sponges are ubiquitous on coral reefs, mostly long lived and therefore adaptive to changing environmental conditions. They feed on organic matter withdrawn from the passing water and they may harbor microorganisms (endosymbionts), which contribute to their nutrition....

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5460
168 downloads
1,076 views

The invasive Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, is ubiquitous in the rocky intertidal zone of the western North Atlantic. A likely contributor to this colonization is that H. sanguineus is able to handle a wide range of salinities, and is thus more likely...

["Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5446

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