Peer-reviewed Articles

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The ornamental trade is a worldwide industry worth >15 billion USD with a problem of rampant product misidentification. Minimizing misidentification is critical in the face of overexploitation of species in the trade. We surveyed the peppermint shrimp ornamental...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3786
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Ages of jolthead porgy (Calamus bajonado Schneider 1801) (n = 635) from Florida commercial and recreational fisheries from 2008–2016 were determined using sectioned sagittal otoliths. We determined, using edge-type analysis, that opaque zones were annular, forming...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3774
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Here we describe an efficient and effective technique for rearing sexually-derived coral propagules from spawning through larval settlement and symbiont uptake with minimal impact on natural coral populations. We sought to maximize larval survival while minimizing...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3732
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Fungi and other eukaryotes represent one of the last frontiers of microbial diversity in the sponge holobiont. In this study we employed pyrosequencing of 18S ribosomal RNA gene amplicons containing the V7 and V8 hypervariable regions to explore the fungal diversity...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3722
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281 views

Temperature and nutrients are key factors affecting the growth, cell size, and physiology of marine phytoplankton. In the ocean, temperature and nutrient availability often co-vary because temperature drives vertical stratification, which further controls nutrient...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3743
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427 views

As the oceans become less alkaline due to rising CO2 levels, deleterious consequences are expected for calcifying corals. Predicting how coral calcification will be affected by on-going ocean acidification (OA) requires an accurate assessment of CaCO3 deposition...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3749
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Coral reef ecosystems of the South Pacific are extremely vulnerable to plastic pollution from oceanic gyres and land-based sources. To describe the extent and impact of plastic pollution, the distribution of both macro- (>5 mm) and microplastic (plastic < 5 mm)...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3733
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Background Coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystems in the marine realm, and they not only contribute a plethora of ecosystem services to other marine organisms, but they also are beneficial to humankind via, for instance, their role as nurseries for commercially...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3717
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476 views

Background The roles of gorgonian sclerites as structural components and predator deterrents have been widely studied. Yet their role as barriers against microbes has only recently been investigated, and even less is known about the diversity and roles of the chemical...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3677
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Systemic acid-base balance and osmotic/ionic regulation in decapod crustaceans are in part maintained by a set of transport-related enzymes such as carbonic anhydrase (CA), Na+/K+-ATPase (NKA), H+-ATPase (HAT), Na+/K+/2Cl− cotransporter (NKCC), Na+/Cl−/HCO ${}_{3}^{-}$...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3623
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Deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the western Pacific are increasingly being assessed for their potential mineral wealth. To anticipate the potential impacts on biodiversity and connectivity among populations at these vents, environmental baselines need to be established....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3655
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568 views

Elevated sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are linked to an increase in the frequency and severity of bleaching events due to temperatures exceeding corals’ upper thermal limits. The temperatures at which a breakdown of the coral-Symbiodinium endosymbiosis (coral...

["Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3719
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323 views

The threat of predation, and the prey’s response, are important drivers of community dynamics. Yet environmental temperature can have a significant effect on predation avoidance techniques such as fast-start performance observed in marine fishes. While it is known...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3652
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Very few studies have been conducted on the long-term effects of typhoon damage on mesophotic coral reefs. This study investigates the long-term community dynamics of damage from Typhoon 17 (Jelawat) in 2012 on the coral community of the upper mesophotic Ryugu...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3573
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Non-native lionfish have been recorded throughout the western Atlantic on both shallow and mesophotic reefs, where they have been linked to declines in reef health. In this study we report the first lionfish observations from the deep sea (>200 m) in Bermuda and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3683

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