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The evolution and occurrence of fossil sea turtles at the Pacific margin of South America is poorly known and restricted to Neogene (Miocene) findings from Perú. Here we report and describe the first record of Paleogene (Late Oligocene, ~24 Ma) sea turtle remains....

["Biogeography","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26532v1
5 downloads
29 views

In recent decades, the body of evidence on climate change including that for marine impacts has grown rapidly leading to a number of challenges, including the need to collate and summarise a large volume of information and to be able to analyse and interpret complex...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Science Policy","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26528v1
14 downloads
48 views

The Patos Lagoon (10,000 km2) is the dominant feature in the coastal plain of Southern Brazil. The estuary of the Patos Lagoon (32° 05' S, 52° 10'W) and adjacent coast were chosen as a SITE (1,500 km2) for the Brazilian Long Term Ecological Research (LTER). This...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26522v1
10 downloads
54 views

Following the establishment of the world’s largest network of marine protected areas, Australia is now tasked with implementing national plans to manage a huge range of marine environments, from tropical to sub-Antarctic climates and shallow reef to abyssal depths....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26520v1
16 downloads
36 views

Symbiotic single-celled dinoflagellates play critical roles in providing corals with both energy and tolerances to survive over a range of environmental conditions. Stressors can cause the breakdown of this symbiosis, resulting in mass bleaching events, and are...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26514v1
20 downloads
54 views

Ecologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) are regions of high productivity and species richness, and their identification and characterisation can be an important tool for marine conservation. We compiled information for the South Brazilian Shelf to evaluate if the...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26513v1
9 downloads
38 views

The limiting effects of stressors like desiccation, light and salinity on seagrass growth and distribution are well-studied. However, little is known about their interactive effects, and such interactive effects might differ among populations that are adapted to...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26509v1
57 downloads
148 views

Understanding biodiversity at local and regional requires a global context. This talk presents the global pattern of marine species richness and endemicity, including latitude and depth. We compare maps of marine species endemicity across all taxa (65,000 species),...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26501v1
23 downloads
76 views

The anthropogenic modification of basal trophic pathways is seemingly prompting the increase of jellyfish populations at the expense of planktivorous fishes. However, gross generalizations are often made because the most basic aspects of trophic ecology and the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26497v1
245 downloads
828 views

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.3158v2
22 downloads
66 views

Glass sponge reefs, built by up to three species of dictyonine hexactinellid sponges, are hotspots of biodiversity that are unique to the waters of the Pacific continental shelf. Since 2012 we have surveyed the biological community on 21 sponge reefs from the Strait...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26495v1
44 downloads
195 views

The presence of topographic features, such as mid-ocean ridges, can divide the abyss into basins, which can be interconnected through gaps and potentially affect species distribution and dispersal. Holding endemic and widespread species, nematodes represent ideal...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26492v1
55 downloads
158 views

Homeoviscous adaptation (HVA) is a key cellular response by which fish protect their membranes against thermal stress. We investigated evolutionary HVA (long time scale) in Antarctic and non-Antarctic fish. Membrane lipid composition was determined for four Perciformes...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26472v1
66 downloads
209 views

Background Metacommunity theory is a conceptual framework addressing the interdependence of local interactions and regional processes, especially when communities have no clear boundaries and it is difficult to relate community structure and the environment at...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3380v2
89 downloads
106 views

Some marine microparasitic pathogens can survive several months outside the host in the water column to make contact with hosts or to be absorbed or filtered by hosts. Once inside, pathogens invade the host if they find suitable conditions for reproduction within...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26454v2
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