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Period of starvation is regarded as a sound practice in aquaculture prior to handling, transportation and harvest, to minimise impacts on welfare and ensure proper hygiene after harvest. However, documentation of welfare issues such as stress following starvation...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Veterinary Medicine","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2837v1
11 downloads
46 views

The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta, Linnaeus, 1758) is the most abundant sea turtle species in the Mediterranean Sea, where commercial fishing appears to be the main driver of mortality. So far, information on sea turtle bycatch in Italy is limited both...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2826v1
47 downloads
162 views

Background. The Balkans are a major biodiversity and endemism hotspot, worldwide. Among the freshwater biota, amphipods are known for their high cryptic diversity. However, little is known about the temporal and paleogeographic aspects of their evolutionary history....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2741v1
29 downloads
85 views

Macro-algae flora of the mussel culture zones in Gouqi island, Zhejiang Province, was surveyed from 2014 to 2015. Seventy species of macro-algae were identified, belonging to 31 genera, 21 families, 14 orders, and three phyla. Thirty-eight species from 16 genera...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2738v1
88 downloads
301 views

We used a bio-physical model to estimate for the first time the effect of larval drift on potential connectivity among American lobster (Homarus americanus) fisheries management areas over the geographic range of the species. The model predicted drift of larvae...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2464v3
19 downloads
73 views

Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, is an important recreational marine fish of growing popularity in the aquaculture industry. Knowledge of the impact of environment on their fatty acids (FAs) utilization may contribute to the understanding their feeding in culture condition...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2726v1
19 downloads
53 views

The role of Diadema savignyi in controlling the brown microalga, Sargassum pacificum, was studied on the barrier reef of Mo’orea, French Polynesia. A survey of the area was conducted to determine if there was a trend between the number of D. savignyi and the amount...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2708v1
74 downloads
103 views

Marine debris are a widespread problem that affects every river basin, costal and marine environment ever studied for this pollutant. Its full characterization is paramount in the efforts to identify and abate sources, as well as in the raising filed of risk studies....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2695v1
16 downloads
104 views

Global change is a central issue in many fields of science, particularly related to climate. One impact of climate change is changing weather patterns. This study focuses on the effects of changes in rainfall on freshwater stream ecosystems. Streams on small tropical...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2674v1
48 downloads
268 views

Simulating development of fish stocks may be as complex as calculation of the development of the atmosphere, which is treated in meteorology as an initial value problem in physics. This approach was first proposed by Abbe and Bjerknes in the beginning of the 20...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2604v1
102 downloads
131 views

Pachycormids occupy a key position within Actinopterygii, as part of the Holostei- Teleostei Transition, although their precise position in this hierarchy has been fought over for some years. Discoveries in the last three years have expanded our global knowledge...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2550v1
52 downloads
147 views

Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs, reefs 30 -150m) 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 fish. Here we investigate zooplankton communities...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2531v1
64 downloads
190 views

Kildin cod is a small landlocked population of Atlantic cod reproductively isolated from marine counterparts for around 1500-2000 years. The Kildin cod lives in a shallow meromictic lake in the five-meter intermediate layer of water with sharp gradients of oxygen...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2497v1
20 downloads
133 views

Megalobrama pellegrini is one of the economically important freshwater fish in China. Here, we developed 29 polymorphic microsatellite loci of M. pellegrini. The number of alleles (Na), effective number of alleles (Ne), observed heterozygosity (HO), expected heterozygosity...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2490v1
24 downloads
140 views

Diseases of marine mammals can be difficult to diagnose because of the life history and protected status of these animals. Stranded marine mammals have been a particularly useful resource to discover and comprehend the diseases that plague these top predators....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2457v1
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