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Speciation among sympatric lineages in the genus Palythoa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Zoantharia) revealed by morphological comparison, phylogenetic analyses and investigation of spawning period

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xavier 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.
Responses of an oyster host (Crassostrea virginica) and its protozoan parasite (Perkinsus marinus) to increasing air temperature

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Martina 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.
Non-linear curve adjustments widen biological interpretation of relative growth analyses of the clam Tivela mactroides (Bivalvia, Veneridae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Antonina Dos Santos –– It is important especially for the comparison between models for growth analysis.
Significance and potential of marine microbial natural bioactive compounds against biofilms/biofouling: necessity for green chemistry

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Najat Saliba –– The review sheds the light on the importance of marine biofilms.
Effects of temperature and salinity stress on DNA methylation in a highly invasive marine invertebrate, the colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Peter Prentis –– This manuscript is one of the first to examine environmental epigenomics in any invasive species.
Fish species richness is associated with the availability of landscape components across seasons in the Amazonian floodplain

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– Interesting analyses on what drives fish species richness in the Amazon region.
Dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes associated with the sporobiota in sediments impacted by wastewater

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– As the AE mentions, this study is of importance for showing a previously unknown pathway of antibiotic resistance transmission.
Efficient dispersal and substrate acquisition traits in a marine invasive species via transient chimerism and colony mobility

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A new and unique approach to examining the formation of chimeras and their role in marine invasions.
Does bathymetry drive coastal whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregations?

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Igor Florinsky –– I am strongly agree with Dr. Zarayskaya: "This is one of a few environmental studies about life in the ocean that evaluates an impact of the bathymetry."
Shelters can negatively affect growth and welfare in lumpfish if feed is delivered continuously

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A paper with potential to help the salmon aquaculture industry.

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Speciation among sympatric lineages in the genus Palythoa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Zoantharia) revealed by morphological comparison, phylogenetic analyses and investigation of spawning period https://t.co/e41DJ0Hv1O @thePeerJ https://t.co/8NKc4aUPBt

Responses of an oyster host (Crassostrea virginica) and its protozoan parasite (Perkinsus marinus) to increasing air temperature https://t.co/V6urpIAlKq @thePeerJ https://t.co/BAezRscjoh

Antibiotic resistant spores spread to lake sediment @thePeerJ https://t.co/GtEtrOGIPW #Microbiology #PublicHealth #FreshwaterBiology

Efficient dispersal and substrate acquisition traits in a marine invasive species via transient chimerism and colony mobility https://t.co/OTFsZhA9L7 @thePeerJ https://t.co/plSuV4prte

My research with @BD_Stew & @mwsrp into the influences of bathymetry on whale shark aggregations has been published in @thePeerJ & rather fittingly on #WorldOceansDay - https://t.co/3rACaJXIdg https://t.co/PdmoPaFol5

Paper out! It's about how shelters and feed delivery methods interact to affect growth and #welfare in #lumpfish https://t.co/vK1pPv9axY