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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mark Costello –– Provides useful method to improve coral transplantation techniques. Also, shows beneficial interactions between 3-D habitat, fish grazing and survival of coral polyps.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mark Young –– This manuscript helps eludicate the origin of a freshwater radiation of tooth cetaceans (odontocetes), one clade of 'river dolphins'.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Magnus Johnson –– This is a major revision of an important taxonomic group.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mónica Medina –– It has relevance for conservation biology.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jack Stanford –– The paper adds significantly to our understanding of jelly fish ecology. Should be of wide interest to marine biologists and all ecologists using isotopes to understand trophic relations.
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