Aquatic Biology

Meiofaunal communities and nematode diversity characterizing the Secca delle Fumose shallow vent area (Gulf of Naples, Italy)
Craig Moyer –– Meiofaunal communities at hydrothermal vents have been rarely investigated, this study helps illuminate this portion of the hydothermal vent ecosystem.
Proliferating activity in a bryozoan lophophore
James Reimer –– As the two reviewers stated, this is a pioneering work and a significant contribution to understanding of lophophores and cell structure.
Future sea-level rise drives rocky intertidal habitat loss and benthic community change
Carlos de Rezende –– The manuscript addresses a contemporary subject and works with an important transition environment. Studies like this can be an important key to understanding these changes under a new climate regime.
Individual behavioral type captured by a Bayesian model comparison of cap making by sponge crabs
Donald Kramer –– The reviewers agree that this is a strong paper, introducing improved methods for statistical analysis to the broad field of behavioral ecology and personality in particular.
Fauna associated with shallow-water methane seeps in the Laptev Sea
Mark Costello –– It is on the fauna of a recently discovered and unusual deep-sea habitat in an area difficult to sample.
Fitness benefits and costs of shelters to the sea urchin Glyptocidaris crenularis
Oren Levy –– A study in understanding sea urchin biology
Diffusion tubes: a method for the mass culture of ctenophores and other pelagic marine invertebrates
James Reimer –– An important step for an understudied basal metazoan group of animals.
Sound production in the Meagre, Argyrosomus regius (Asso, 1801): intraspecific variability associated with size, sex and context
James Reimer –– As one of the reviewers states, this is the most in-depth study on a hot topic in coral reef science.
Mediterranean nekton traits: distribution, relationships and significance for marine ecology monitoring and management
James Reimer –– An impressive dataset of Mediterranean nekton species traits that provides baseline data for future research.
Developing and assessing a density surface model in a Bayesian hierarchical framework with a focus on uncertainty: insights from simulations and an application to fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus)
Farzin Shabani –– David L Miller spent lots of time and effort on this MS. I have never seen such detailed feedback on any manuscripts. Thanks again and I do appreciate your significant contribution.
Aquatic Biology

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Ellrich, J. A., T. Yorisue & K. Momota (2020) Limpet disturbance effects on barnacle recruitment are related to recruitment intensity but not recruit size PeerJ 8: e9190.

BRI & domestic migration - Interesting research looking at five Chinese-built expressways in Algeria - findings: the construction of the expressways brought sizable population increases within the 2KM area of the new expressways.

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Woodlice change the habitat use of spiders in a different food chain @thePeerJ

The transferability of microsatellite loci from a homoploid to a polyploid hybrid complex: an example from fine-leaved Festuca species (Poaceae) @thePeerJ

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Very excited to see the first paper of my PhD published today Developments in marine invertebrate primary culture reveal novel cell morphologies in the model bivalve Crassostrea gigas, Thanks to all my co-authors!! @beatnim @RossHouston @apgutier @yennvet

Good news in dark times: our new paper on wolf-sized otter (Sivaonyx) and leopard-sized wolverine (Plesiogulo) from early Pliocene of Langebaanweeg (South Africa) is published! #Paleontology #Taxonomy @CoE_Palaeo @Iziko_Museums @UCT_news Art:Maggie Newman

Status of coral reefs in Antigua & Barbuda: using data to inform management @thePeerJ