Editor rating: 7 / 10Antonina 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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10James 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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10John 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).
Editor rating: 7 / 10Joseph Pawlik –– The ecosystem role of sponges is only now being recognized, particularly on Caribbean reefs. This paper is a useful contribution to this area of research.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo –– There are too few studies on long-term aquatic metabolism in subtropical environments.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– DNA extraction is always crucial for the subsequent analyses; so this work will help the researchers' to work with shrimp microbiota.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– As stated by a reviewer and the editor - a nice piece of science examining changes in the diet of a bird species when their food source(s) are compromised by negative anthropogenic impacts, in this case stream acidification.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Robert Toonen –– The editor is more qualified than I am and I defer to his evaluation on this one.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This interesting study employed a variety of approaches (morphology, phylogenetics, and spawning observations) to clarify taxonomic affiliations within the genus Palythoa, a complex group of Zoantharia.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Martina Doblin –– The prevalence of disease in marine environments is rising. This study provides insight on the mechanistic links between warming and oyster mortality, and will be of interest to a diverse readership.
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