Aquatic Biology

Preliminary observations on the mandibles of palaemonoid shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Palaemonoidea)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mark Young –– Although this is a preliminary study, it has interesting implications that will no doubt be explored, and expanded upon, in future studies.
Cell kinetics during regeneration in the sponge Halisarca caerulea: how local is the response to tissue damage?

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Cheorl-Ho Kim –– Marine cell biological aspects are important in this presentation. The cell behaviours for tissue regeneration in the sponge may open the conceptual adaptation of organisms towards their environemnts.
Diversity and ecological structure of vibrios in benthic and pelagic habitats along a latitudinal gradient in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tom Coenye –– Large-scale studies on bacterial diversity/biogeography are important to understand fundamental ecological processes.
Franz Josef Land: extreme northern outpost for Arctic fishes

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– This paper represents a lot of work by a team of scientists in a remote and difficult area and describes the fish assemblage of the Franz Joseph Land archipelago based on a variety of sampling methods. In traditional journals it probably would end up hidden in some obscure series rather than being available to general fish biologists or those with an interest in polar biodiversity.
Eutrophication and the dietary promotion of sea turtle tumors

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Stuart Pimm –– An important connection between terrestrial pollution and the harm it does to marine species.
Trace element profiles of the sea anemone Anemonia viridis living nearby a natural CO2 vent

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Alex Ford –– Investigating how organisms cope living next to a CO2 vent give insights into how organisms might cope with rising levels of CO2 absorbing into the oceans.
Disease dynamics and potential mitigation among restored and wild staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Robert Toonen –– Understanding disease dynamics for corals remain difficult, but have important management and conservation implications, especially when combined with recommendations for potential mitigating strategies.

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Up close - mandibles of Gnathophyllum, a mucus eating shrimp associated with starfish

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Video description of the research

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