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The dissolved organic carbon (DOC) pool on tropical coral reefs is mainly fueled by photosynthates released from benthic primary producers (BPP), such as reef algae and scleractinian corals. DOC concentrations near BPP have repeatedly been observed to be elevated...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2610v1
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In the face of increasing threats to biodiversity, the advancement of methods for surveying biological communities is a major priority for ecologists. Recent advances in molecular biological technologies have made it possible to detect and sequence DNA from environmental...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2608v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2607v1
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The variation in the biomass, abundance and diversity of mobile invertebrates in eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds has been examined in relation to various abiotic and biotic factors, such as water temperature, salinity, eelgrass biomass and epiphytic microalgae presence....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2591v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2590v1
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Seawater temperature anomalies associated with warming climate have been linked to increases in coral disease outbreaks that have contributed to coral reef declines globally. However, little is known about how seasonal scale variations in environmental factors...

["Marine Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2558v1
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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
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Interactions among global change stressors and their effects at large scales are often proposed but seldom evaluated, in part due to lack of comprehensive, sufficiently long-term, and spatially-extensive datasets. Seagrasses, which provide nursery habitat, improve...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2544v1
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Sea urchins play important roles in marine ecosystems as key herbivores and some species have wide geographic range. The Atlantic white sea urchin Tripneustes ventricosus is abundant in many rock reefs of the eastern and western Atlantic, and may be found in high...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2529v1
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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
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The hydrological connectivity between the salt marsh and the sea was partially restored in a Mediterranean wetland containing isolated ponds resulting from former salt extraction and aquaculture activities. A preliminary assessment provided evidence that ponds...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2518v1
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Here we describe and illustrate 31 Miocene corals species from the Siamaná and Jimol Formations that were collected over two expeditions in the Guajira basin, Colombia during 2011 and 2014. Corals include 25 species, derived from 15 different genera and 12 families....

["Marine Biology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2507v1
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Background. In Sardinia, as in other regions of the Mediterranean Sea, sustainable fisheries of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus have become a necessity. At harvesting sites, the systematic removal of large individuals (diameter ≥ 50 mm) seriously compromises...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2502v1
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The dogwhelk Nucella lapillus is a rocky intertidal gastropod of the North Atlantic coast. Individual shell color varies. Common colors range between white and brown, with darker dogwhelks being more affected by heat stress than lighter-colored conspecifics. Other...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2486v1
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Autotomy and regeneration of body parts is a defense mechanism that a multitude of taxa have evolved in order to escape predation. While both autotomy and regeneration are very commonly observed traits in brittle stars, little has been studied about them in relation...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2471v1
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