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The extensive coastlines of South Africa and Namibia extends from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean and encompass several major biogeographic provinces, each characterized by unique faunal and floral assemblages. Recent biogeographic studies have led to competing...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3332v1
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Detection of disease over broad spatial scales is important to managing the spread of many diseases. One way to do this is to work with citizen scientists to collect data over broad spatial and temporal scales. Citizen science observations are becoming more widely...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3326v1
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Background. Repetitive species-specific sound enables the identification of the presence and behavior of soniferous species by acoustic means. Passive acoustic monitoring has been widely applied to monitor the spatial and temporal occurrence and behavior of calling...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3301v1
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Atmospheric deposition represents a major vector of both macro- and micro-nutrients to the oligotrophic open oceans, potentially imposing a profound impact on the functioning of the microbial community. Whereas responses of the prokaryotes to atmospheric deposition...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3292v1
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Corals rely on a symbiosis with dinoflagellate algae (Symbiodinium spp.) to thrive in nutrient poor tropical oceans. However, the coral-algal symbiosis can break down during bleaching events, potentially leading to coral death. While genome-wide expression studies...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3283v1
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The study of ontogeny in the fossil record is complicated by two main factors: growth series are not available for many taxa, and correctly assigning juveniles and adults to the same taxon is often difficult, especially where several related taxa coexisted. Ontogenetic...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3162v2
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Shrimp fishery is one of the most important fisheries of the world. However, the low selectivity from trawl nets leads the capture of a large number of non-target species. Shrimp bycatch include a large number of fish and invertebrate species; of which fish species...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3274v1
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Although most reef-building corals live near the upper threshold of their thermotolerance, some scleractinians are resilient to temperature increases. For instance, Pocillopora acuta specimens from an upwelling habitat in Southern Taiwan survived a 9-month experimental...

["Cell Biology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3252v1
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The whale shark Rhincodon typus is an endangered, highly migratory species with a wide, albeit patchy, distribution through tropical oceans. Ten aerial survey flights along the southern Mozambican coast, conducted between 2004–2008, documented a relatively high...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3029v2
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Coastal protection, nutrient cycling, erosion control, water purification, and carbon sequestration are ecosystem services provided by salt marshes. Additionally, the salt ponds offers coastal breeding and nursery habitat to fishes and invertebrates providing abundant...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Food Science and Technology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3220v1
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Algal blooms have been the subject of considerable research as they occur over various spatial and temporal scales and can produce toxins that disrupt their ecosystem. Algal blooms are often governed by nutrient availability however other limitations exist. Algae...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3218v1
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A focus on cranial characters for determining relatedness is a predominant trait in many datasets, however this overemphasis can lead to distortion from sampler bias. We report on revised analyses of pachycormids - a key group within Actinopterygii, as part of...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3170v1
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As climate changes, sea surface temperature anomalies that negatively impact coral reef organisms continue to increase in frequency and intensity. Yet, despite widespread coral mortality, genetic diversity remains high even in those coral species listed as threatened....

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3158v1
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Ligia isopods are conspicuous inhabitants of rocky intertidal habitats exhibiting several biological traits that severely limit their dispersal potential. Their presence in patchy habitats and low vagility may lead to long term isolation, allopatric isolation and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3156v1
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Coral reefs supply millions of people with ecosystem goods and services, especially those living along tropical coastlines. Unfortunately, these ecosystems are disappearing at an alarming pace. In the Caribbean, the rate of coral loss is high (5.5 – 9.2% per year)...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3148v1
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