Aquatic Biology

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Diversity of fish sound types in the Pearl River Estuary, China

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– This paper lays the foundations for the use of fish sounds as a way of monitoring a divers ecological assemblage.
A massive update of non-indigenous species records in Mediterranean marinas

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Mark Costello –– Due to the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean has more introduced species than any other sea area. However, there are often misidentifications and species suggested as "invasive" which are not (they may be rarely recorded but native). Thus a synthesis of this knowledge is timely and of wide international interest.
Effects of GnRHa treatment during vitellogenesis on the reproductive physiology of thermally challenged female Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Barbara Nowak –– climate change will affect fish farming, this manuscript describes potential intervention and broodstock management for Atlantic salmon
Light induced intraspecific variability in response to thermal stress in the hard coral Stylophora pistillata

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xavier Pochon –– This study explored an important yet understudied topic in coral physiology/biology, i.e., light-history based thermal stress response on individual colonies. This study uses a very unusual experimental design, i.e., an extremely small number of true replicates [n=3 coral colonies] to favor the focus on technical replicates [n=40 ramets per colony], but addresses interesting questions on the potential importance of intra-individual variability in physiological responses of scleractinian corals. This study uses an impressive combination of techniques, including imaging, various measurements (chl a fluorescence, chl a density, cell counts, coral growth rates), and molecular analyses.
Fish Ontology framework for taxonomy-based fish recognition

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– In the past, taxonomy was not a lucrative branch of science but due to the development of web based taxonomy, now, it's rather attractive to do fish taxonomy!
Early-branching euteleost relationships: areas of congruence between concatenation and coalescent model inferences

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tim Collins –– To the extent that phylogenetics is used across all biological disciplines, these results may be significant, especially, if they do the suggested data/method exploration in the revisions to address the conflicting results between methodologies.
Laboratory evaluation of different formulations of Stress Coat® for slime production in goldfish (Carassius auratus) and koi (Cyprinus carpio)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– Stress coat for slime production can help to better wound healing.
Construction of a fur null mutant and RNA-sequencing provide deeper global understanding of the Aliivibrio salmonicida Fur regulon

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Rüdiger Ettrich –– I am convinced that the article indeed contributes to a deeper global understanding of the Aliivibrio salmonicida Fur regulon and reaches out to the adjacent disciplines. Thus the statement in the title is not overstated but indeed advertises the findings in this paper.
Microbial bioenergetics of coral-algal interactions

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study provides insights into the underlying thermodynamic mechanisms involved in the microbial food web associated with coral and macroalgae interactions.
Taxonomic richness and abundance of cryptic peracarid crustaceans in the Puerto Morelos Reef National Park, Mexico

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Mark Costello –– The fauna living within marine gravel and rubble is very poorly studied because of sampling difficulties and the relative rarity of the habitat (in contrast to gravel in rivers). Yet, it is especially rich in crustaceans which are an important functional role in ecosystems (grazing, fish prey). This study shows their high diversity in a coral reef ecosystem and highlight how this group has been overlooked in coral reef ecology.

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Cool work on new NIS records in Mediterranean marinas: hubs for 'small'-scale introd of mar invertebr https://t.co/l49df5R8ZK @thePeerJ

New pub: Light induced intraspecific variability in response to thermal stress in the hard coral S. pistillata https://t.co/W3fLR3UscC https://t.co/laoW8Iybu3

Fish Ontology framework for taxonomy-based fish recognition https://t.co/saBKWguklj via @thePeerJ

Early-branching euteleost relationships: areas of congruence between concatenation and coalescent model inferences https://t.co/MFh857tCVN

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Taxonomic survey of cryptofauna in the Puerto Morelos Reef National Park, Mexico. #365papers https://t.co/g6okAw0sOX