Aquatic Biology

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.
Fitness consequences of fish circadian behavioural variation in exploited marine environments

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A nice study examining how fishing affects fish of different chronotypes - important information for a wide range of fisheries-related scientists and managers!
Effects of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) removal on shallow-water sediments in Fiji

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– Just as the reviewers and AE stated, loss of sea cucumbers is a global problem - and this study shows just how important these ecosystem engineers can be in ecosystem function.
Citizen science data suggest that a novel rig improves landing rate and reduces injury and handling time in recreational angling with artificial lures in Baltic pike (Esox lucius)

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– Completely agree with the AE on this assessment - and thus this article could be important to a wide readership including companies making fishing lures, as well as anglers and scientists.
Shifting reef fish assemblages along a depth gradient in Pohnpei, Micronesia

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Robert Toonen –– This one of the only studies on mesophotic marine habitats is this part of the world, and will be a critical study for anyone trying to make generalizations from their own local region across the Pacific. To quote the most critical reviewer, this is "groundbreaking research" of an understudied ecosystem in rarely studied region of the globe.

Discussing these articles

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

Fijian scientist Steven Lee article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/1LcWIg1A7g #Biochemistry #Ecology #MarineBiology #Biogeochemistry @akford1906

How merge fisheries science, behavioural ecology and chronobiology? Our new paper in @thePeerJ by the @fishecology_ @IMEDEA_UIB_CSIC co-authored by super phd students @e_m_m_e_1_9 @andreacamcan provides some nice ideas and perspectives #fishsci https://t.co/DIH43E6UHj https://t.co/Ym9PLsNNjj

Our latest: A lure fishing innovation that doubles landing rates and reduces injury assessed using citizen science angling data in the Baltic Sea for pike in @thePeerJ. Paper: https://t.co/2t1dPlyHup Video with explanations: https://t.co/Naj37fwAqG @LeibnizIGB @HumboldtUni https://t.co/PjB6kI3n2i