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Understanding trophodynamics of estuarine and marine ecosystems is important in developing food-web models prevalent in ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management, as well as assessing ecosystem condition and function. Few studies have examined seasonal...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27103v1
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This study focused on the alterations that occur in larval molluscan cells during the induction or inhibition of apoptosis both in standard culture conditions and in response to cold injury during the induction of different death pathways. This is the first report...

["Cell Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27100v1
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Sequences and structural attributes of mitochondrial genomes have played a key role in the clarification of relationships among Cnidaria, a key phylum of early-diverging animals. Among the major lineages of Cnidaria, Ceriantharia ("tube anemones") remains one of...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27042v1
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Ocean acidification, the ongoing decline of surface ocean pH and [CO32-] due to absorption of surplus atmospheric CO2, has far-reaching consequences for marine biota, especially calcifiers. Among these are teleost fishes, which internally calcify otoliths, critical...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27040v1
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In Japan, the subtropical Ryukyu Archipelago (RYS; also known as the Nansei Islands) with its coral reefs has been shown to harbor very high levels of marine biodiversity. This study provides an overview of the state of marine biodiversity research in the RYS....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27029v1
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Because the shapes and forms of many coral reefs resemble karst (erosion landforms created by dissolution of limestone), it is widely believed that those reefs have grown on karst foundations, and that Holocene growth perpetuates the underlying topography. However,...

["Computational Biology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.963v2
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Deep sea lobsters are highly valued for seafood and provide the basis of important commercial fisheries in many parts of the world. Despite their economic significance, relatively little is known about their natural diets. Microscopic analyses of foregut content...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26667v2
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27016v1
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Satellite chlorophyll (chl) observations have repeatedly observed 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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26961v1
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Biodiversity in coastal ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea have a long history of intense studies but investigations in deep-sea habitats are scarce. In collaboration with the (E/V) Nautilus, we examined the Anaximander Seamounts, located in the south of Turkey,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26955v1
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To be effective, a modern marine scientist must be more than smart - they must be skilled. There is extensive literature decrying the state of statistics training at most universities, and it is almost a cliche to say that students should be better communicators...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26952v1
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Rocky-intertidal species are often distributed as metacommunities along marine shores, as rocky habitats are patchy. Nearshore pelagic conditions often explain variation among the local communities, but most studies have been done on eastern ocean boundary coasts....

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26945v1
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Coastal lagoons are highly productive ecosystems. However, coastal lagoons are experiencing the effects of human disturbances at an increasing rate. Bacteria are key ecological players within lagoons, yet little is known about the magnitude, patterns, and drivers...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26935v1
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Glacial–interglacial climate oscillations during the Pleistocene played a significant role in shifting species distributions. During this period (26 500 - 19 000 years ago) the sea level was 120 m lower than it is currently with large areas of the Southern African...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26927v1
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Ecologists often analyze relative abundances, which are compositions (sets of non-negative numbers with a fixed sum). However, they have made surprisingly little use of recent advances in the field of compositional data analysis. Compositions form a vector space...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26908v1
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