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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 They feed on organic matter withdrawn from the passing water and they may harbor microorganisms (endosymbionts), which contribute to their nutrition....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
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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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Most coral reefs have recently experienced acute changes in benthic community structure, generally involving dominance shifts from slow-growing hard corals to fast-growing benthic invertebrates and fleshy photosynthesizers. Besides overfishing, increased nutrification...

["Ecology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5419
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Ocean temperatures have been accelerating at an alarming rate mainly due to anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions. This has led to an increase in the severity and duration of coral bleaching events. Predicted projections for the state of reefs do not take into account...

["Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5347
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To assess protistan grazing impact and temperature sensitivity on plankton population dynamics, we measured bulk and species-specific phytoplankton growth and herbivorous protist grazing rates in Disko Bay, West Greenland in April-May 2011. Rate estimates were...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5264
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Deep-sea corals can create a highly complex, three-dimensional structure that facilitates sediment accumulation and influences adjacent sediment environments through altered hydrodynamic regimes. Infaunal communities adjacent to different coral types, including...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5276
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This study quantifies contributions of different food sources in the winter diet of the Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) in coastal waters of the Lithuanian Baltic Sea using non-lethal avian sampling. We highlight the application of stable sulphur isotope ratios...

["Biosphere Interactions","Biogeochemistry","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5128
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The planktonic metabolic balance that is the balance between gross primary production (GPP) and community respiration (CR) was determined in Matilda Bay (estuarine) and Woodman Point (coastal) in Perth, Western Australia. The rates of net community production (NCP...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Biogeochemistry","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5081
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The complexity and scales of the processes that shape communities of marine benthic macroinvertebrates has limited our understanding of their assembly mechanisms and the potential to make projections of their spatial and temporal dynamics. Individual-based models...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5038
186 downloads
685 views

Microbes are central to the structuring and functioning of marine ecosystems. Given the remarkable diversity of the ocean microbiome, uncovering marine microbial taxa remains a fundamental challenge in microbial ecology. However, there has been little effort, thus...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4781
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732 views

Ocean acidification significantly affects marine organisms in several ways, with complex interactions. Seaweeds might benefit from rising CO2 through increased photosynthesis and carbon acquisition, with subsequent higher growth rates. However, changes in seaweed...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4377
234 downloads
1,813 views

We can recover genetic information from organisms of all kinds using environmental sampling. In recent years, sequencing this environmental DNA (eDNA) has become a tractable means of surveying many species using water, air, or soil samples. The technique is beginning...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4521
2 citations
131 downloads
670 views

Tropical estuaries are highly productive and support diverse benthic assemblages within mangroves and tidal flats habitats. Determining differences and similarities of benthic assemblages within estuarine habitats and between regional ecosystems may provide scientific...

["Ecosystem Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4441
130 downloads
491 views

Spatial and temporal density and biomass of the infaunal mollusk Anomalocardia flexuosa (Linnaeus, 1767) evaluated a tidal plain at Goiana estuary (Northeast Brazil). Three hundred and sixty core samples were taken during an annual cycle from three intertidal habitats...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4332
5 citations
467 downloads
1,978 views

Interest in the ecology of sponges on coral reefs has grown in recent years with mounting evidence that sponges are becoming dominant members of reef communities, particularly in the Caribbean. New estimates of water column processing by sponge pumping activities...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4343

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