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Background. Ampelisca eschrichtii Krøyer, 1842 of the Sakhalin Shelf of the Okhotsk Sea, Far Eastern Russia, comprise the highest known biomass concentration of any amphipod population in the world and are a critically important prey source for western gray whales....

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3496v3
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Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), primarily from human fossil fuel combustion and cement production, are resulting in increasing absorption of CO2 by the oceans, which has led to a decline in ocean pH in a process known as ocean acidification (OA). There...

["Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26866v1
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The Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is the most common bycatch in the Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) bottom longline fishery in Cumberland Sound, Canada. Historically, this inshore fishery has been prosecuted through the ice during winter...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26864v1
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The cone snails are hyper diverse group of marine gastropods and the shell morphology is the base of primary species identification. Among the Conidae, homoplasy and plasticity of morphological characters are common. Since speciation is positively correlated with...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26844v1
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The coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi forms some of the largest phytoplankton blooms in the ocean. The rapid demise of these blooms has been linked to viral infections. E. huxleyi abundance, distribution, and nutritional status make them an important food source...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26851v1
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Since 2014 divers from Ocean Wise have been SCUBA diving in the Cambridge Bay, Nunavut area collecting data on fishes, invertebrates and marine plants at numerous sites. For each dive a file is created that catalogues the species found and a rough abundance of...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26850v1
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Western Antarctic shows one of the fastest responses to climate change on Earth. Glacier meltdown and freshening are perhaps the most conspicuous evidence of anthropogenic impacts, that together with ice scouring can strongly modify benthic communities. The spatial...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26846v1
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The abyss is a homogeneous and barrier-free sediment habitat. At least that is what the text books say. Yet, at the same time we know that abyssal communities are locally highly diverse. It appears contradictory that a seafloor habitat free of barriers and poor...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26845v1
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Rare species can significantly contribute to ecosystem stability and resiliency. Furthermore, wider taxonomic trees can support a wider range of functional diversity. These ideas with the notion that functional diversity leads to ecosystem resiliency suggest rare...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26840v1
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Eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds provide important habitat and food sources for a wide range of associated species both above- and belowground. Organic enrichment and nutrient loading from anthropogenic sources can change eelgrass canopy structure and macroinfauna...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26832v1
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MERCES “Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas” (GA 689518) is the first H2020 European project focused on the ecological restoration of degraded marine habitats and the recovering of their biodiversity and ecosystem services. Specific aims include...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26830v1
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Next-generation sequencing has provided powerful tools to conduct microbial ecology studies. Analysis of community composition relies on annotated databases of curated sequences to provide taxonomic assignments; however, these databases occasionally have errors...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26824v1
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Macroalgal forests have gone missing in several temperate rocky shores during the last decades, triggering important changes in the seascape. Cystoseira species are some of the main habitat-forming species on shallow water Mediterranean rocky bottoms and follow...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26804v2
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Deciding sample-size is a key step in any study based on statistical inference. Recently, a pioneer methodology applicable in the multivariate context was proposed by Anderson & Santana-Garcon (2015, DOI: 10.1111/ele.12385). This method is based on estimating the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26823v1
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Abstract: In the Mediterranean Sea, many species of Cystoseira, which are important habitat-forming species on shallow rocky bottoms, have gone missing from many coastal areas, impairing essential ecosystem services. Cystoseira crinita forests thrive in very shallow...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26766v2
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