Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– Combined analyses with symbiont-host information in the marine realm are still relatively rare; and this study is generally very well done.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Ibolya Kiss –– Comprehensive expession analysis of transriptomes and miRNA compositions of muscles and electric organ of Sternopygus macrurus strongly supports the model that a novel post-transcriptional regulatory program directs the differentiation of the highly specialized non-contractile electronic cells from a skeletal muscle phenotype.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Alex Ford –– This paper details a really interesting aggregation and swarm of crabs occurring in the deep sea.
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– A generally understudied group of animals, that are basal in the Metazoa tree of life, so this study on reproductive biology could potentially have implications for many other groups of animals.
Editor rating: 7 / 10William Amos –– This study is important because of its large and comprehensive geographic coverage. It should provide an excellent comparison point for future studies on other taxa, whether fish or not.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Magnus Johnson –– Noise pollution is a really important issue that garners less attention than it should.
Editor rating: 7 / 10J. Thomas Sanderson –– A large data set of pollutant levels in marine fish across the globe provides important information for ecotoxicologists, environmental chemists and regulators alike. This will be very useful for future reference.
Editor rating: 7 / 10María Ángeles Esteban –– This paper use the study of parasites as a bioindicator of host ecology or even host phylogeny.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Robert Toonen –– Experimental work recreating intertidal habitats in the laboratory remains a challenge, but this system is a relatively inexpensive way to create realistic tidal fluctuations in the lab.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Rita Castilho –– This paper goes beyond the standard reporting of invasive species distributions to attempt to predict likely future distributions along a long latitudinal gradient. Moreover, modelling of the abundance of an invasive marine species may have implications for conservation.
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Huffington Post: "Scientists Spy Rare Carpet Of Crabs Swarming Across Deep Sea Floor"
Boston Globe: "Woods Hole scientists discover swarming mass of crabs"
Smithsonian: "Watch a Massive Swarm of Crabs Scuttling Along The Ocean Floor"
Christian Science Monitor: "Weird 'cloud' of crabs off Panama baffles scientists (+video)"
New York Times: "Uncovering a Deep-Sea Swarm of Zombie Crabs"
Newsweek: "Huge underwater swarm of crabs stuns scientists"
Motherboard: "Scientists Have No Explanation for This Mysterious Swarm of Thousands of Crabs"
The Wall St Journal: "Scientists Discover Massive Swarm of Crabs"
Diving scientists record 'cloud' of thousands of swarming crabs
LA Times: "Scientists capture 'mesmerizing' video of swarming red crabs"