Peer-reviewed Articles

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Sponges are efficient filter feeders, removing significant portions of particulate and dissolved organic matter (POM, DOM) from the water column. While the assimilation and respiration of POM and DOM by sponges and their abundant microbial symbiont communities...

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2870
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A new sea star species, H. djakonovi sp.n., was discovered in Rudnaya Bay in the Sea of Japan. This is a sympatric species of the well-known and common species Henricia pseudoleviuscula Djakonov, 1958. Both species are similar in body size and proportions, shape...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2863
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The adaptative bleaching hypothesis (ABH) states that, depending on the symbiotic flexibility of coral hosts (i.e., the ability of corals to “switch” or “shuffle” their algal symbionts), coral bleaching can lead to a change in the composition of their associated...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2856
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Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs, reefs 30–150 m) are understudied, yet the limited research conducted has been biased towards large sessile taxa, such as scleractinian corals and sponges, or mobile taxa such as fishes. Here we investigate zooplankton communities...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2853
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A freshwater “mussel mortality threshold” was explored as a function of porewater ammonium (NH4+) concentration, mussel biomass, and total nitrogen (N) utilizing a numerical model calibrated with data from mesocosms with and without mussels. A mortality threshold...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2838
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The non-feeding postlarva (puerulus) of spiny lobsters actively swims from the open ocean to the coastal habitats where it settles and molts to the first-stage juvenile (JI). Because pueruli use much of their energy reserves swimming and preparing for the post-settlement...

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2852
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Background Nest selection is widely regarded as a key process determining the fitness of individuals and viability of animal populations. For marine turtles that nest on beaches, this is particularly pivotal as the nesting environment can significantly control...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2770
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Diseases of marine mammals can be difficult to diagnose because of their life history and protected status. Stranded marine mammals have been a particularly useful resource to discover and comprehend the diseases that plague these top predators. Additionally, advancements...

["Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2819
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We assessed spatio-temporal patterns of diversity in deep-sea sediment communities using metabarcoding. We chose a recently developed eukaryotic marker based on the v7 region of the 18S rRNA gene. Our study was performed in a submarine canyon and its adjacent slope...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2807
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The body of the ascidian tunicate Corella inflata is relatively transparent. Thus, the circulatory system can be visualized by injecting high molecular weight fluorescein labeled dextran into the heart or the large vessels at the ends of the heart without surgery...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2771
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Invertebrates lack canonical adaptive immunity and mainly rely on innate immune system to fight against pathogens. The phagocytes, which could engulf and kill microbial pathogens, are likely to be of great importance and have to undertake significant roles in invertebrate...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2590
73 downloads
387 views

A digital, four-channel thermistor flowmeter integrated with time-lapse cameras was developed as an experimental tool for measuring pumping rates in marine sponges, particularly those with small excurrent openings (oscula). Combining flowmeters with time-lapse...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2761
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There is only one exception to strict maternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in the animal kingdom: a system named doubly uniparental inheritance (DUI), which is found in several bivalve species. Why and how such a radically different system of mitochondrial...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2760
93 downloads
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The coast of northern Primorye region, north of Peter the Great Bay has been sparsely studied in regards to its molluscan fauna, with just a few works reviewing the distribution of local mollusks. This work presents a survey of the shallow water heterobranch sea...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2774
153 downloads
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The deep sea comprises vast unexplored areas and is expected to conceal significant undescribed invertebrate species diversity. Deep waters may act as a refuge for many relictual groups, including elusive and enigmatic higher taxa, but the evolutionary pathways...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2738

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