Aquatic Biology

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Diurnal and seasonal variation of particle and dissolved organic matter release by the coral Acropora tenuis

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– Nice work examining variation in coral mucous production across days and seasons.
Genetic population structure of the pelagic mollusk Limacina helicina in the Kara Sea

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Per Palsboll –– The work informs people with an in the Arctic Ocean and climate change
Microbiome analysis of Pacific white shrimp gut and rearing water from Malaysia and Vietnam: implications for aquaculture research and management

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Hauke Smidt –– Valuable contribution to the field of shrimp microbiota research
Three, two, one! Revision of the long-bodied sphaerodorids (Sphaerodoridae, Annelida) and synonymization of Ephesiella, Ephesiopsis and Sphaerodorum

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– Examination of an under-studied group of annelids with molecular phylogeny that proposes a clear way forward to resolve their taxonomy.
Molecular assessment of Pocillopora verrucosa (Scleractinia; Pocilloporidae) distribution along a depth gradient in Ludao, Taiwan

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Anastazia Banaszak –– This publication provides basic but important evidence on the distribution of three species that have similar morphologies and are commonly misidentified.
Nutritional value of several commercially important river fish species from the Czech Republic

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Carlos Conte-Junior –– This article is relevant in the area of the fish consumer. There are few studies about the nutritional value of different fishes with the potential to produce in the word.
Growth and feeding of deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa from the California margin under simulated ocean acidification conditions

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Albert Gabric –– The work on coralline responses to CC impacts such as acidification is weighted towards tropical ecosystems. This paper provides a useful counterbalance in the literature and as Dr Buscher has noted provides a window on the future of all coralline ecoystems.
Lysmata arvoredensis nov. sp. a new species of shrimp from the south coast of Brazil with a key to species of Lysmata (Caridea: Lysmatidae) recorded in the southwestern Atlantic

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Antonina Dos Santos –– As I say in the decision letter, it is important for any ecological studies in the region s.l. and also for taxonomy studies around the world. It has the quality of describing a new species using integrative taxonomy.
Effectiveness of five personal shark-bite deterrents for surfers

Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– Scientific work examining the efficacy of shark deterrents - this work is sure to catch the attention of a wide range of people both in marine biology and the general public.
Summer diatom blooms in the eastern North Pacific gyre investigated with a long-endurance autonomous surface vehicle

Editor rating: 7 / 10

John Berges –– This is an important demonstration that we can reconcile synoptic measurements (e.g. satellite measurements of ocean color) with local and microscale measurements of individual phytoplankton species (an autonomous vehicles and digital holography).

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It's #PteropodPtuesday !! Celebrate by reading this new paper by Abyzova et al. in @thePeerJ on the genetics of the Limacina helicina population in the Kara Sea and how this compares to Limacina helicina in other ocean basins! #pteropods #genetics https://t.co/Ie3wMiQMHu

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/YxYf5TN98e #Aquaculture,FisheriesandFishScience #MarineBiology #Microbiology

Our article on sphaerodorid #polychaete relationships has been published today in @thePeerJ three genera became one https://t.co/oNyXvdUaMT #Biodiversity #EvolutionaryStudies #Genetics #MarineBiology #Taxonomy

Growth and feeding of deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa from the California margin under simulated ocean acidification conditions https://t.co/YPzHNJ9e1o @thePeerJ https://t.co/4IBALaosll

Lysmata arvoredensis nov. sp. a new species of shrimp from the south coast of Brazil with a key to species of Lysmata (Caridea: Lysmatidae) recorded in the southwestern Atlantic https://t.co/MjGMV8vBiV @thePeerJ https://t.co/2rbZfV3VLp

Shark deterrent study just out in @thePeerJ: A personal deterrent can reduce the risk of shark bites https://t.co/GmawYCZS35 #SharkScience #FreeAccess @Meyer_Sci @conservbytes https://t.co/n6mWAhsek5