Aquatic Biology

Worldwide exploration of the microbiome harbored by the cnidarian model, Exaiptasia pallida (Agassiz in Verrill, 1864) indicates a lack of bacterial association specificity at a lower taxonomic rank

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A very nice study that can serve as one of the first examples of global examination of bacterial communities in a cnidarian species.
Short-term starvation at low temperature prior to harvest does not impact the health and acute stress response of adult Atlantic salmon

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Luis Conceição –– This article answers a fish welfare concern on farming operations, providing scientific evidence that short-term starvation at low temperature prior to harvest does not have major impact on the health and acute stress response of Atlantic salmon.
Microbial communities in sediment from Zostera marina patches, but not the Z. marina leaf or root microbiomes, vary in relation to distance from patch edge

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Gerrit Beemster –– The involvement in of the micro biome in the functioning of plants (is it is in animals) is rapidly becoming evident over the recent years. This article is a nice example of this.
Plant traits and environment: floating leaf blade production and turnover of waterlilies

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Natasha de Vere –– Interesting article
Mitochondrial diversity in Gonionemus (Trachylina:Hydrozoa) and its implications for understanding the origins of clinging jellyfish in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A genetic approach to the first examination of invasion history of a harmful (to humans) group of jellyfish; this work will form the basis for future detailed examinations.
A transdisciplinary approach to the initial validation of a single cell protein as an alternative protein source for use in aquafeeds

Editor rating: 7 / 10

María Ángeles Esteban –– The paper could be of great interest due to the actual limitations of proteins to fed aquatic animals.
Sympathy for the devil: a conservation strategy for devil and manta rays

Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– This is a large-scale, multi-author work combining a review of ray conservation with suggestions for future conservation strategy.
Spatial distribution of environmental DNA in a nearshore marine habitat

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– The use of e-DNA for ecological surveys is an important development of interest to a broad range of scientists.
Intersexual differences of heat shock response between two amphipods (Eulimnogammarus verrucosus and Eulimnogammarus cyaneus) in Lake Baikal

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Alex Ford –– The research of thermal tolerance and thermal stress between and within species is an important field in the study of changing climates and the ability of organisms to adapt. This manuscript provides some interesting new data on the inter & intra species differences in heat shock protein responses of temperature stress.
Will you swim into my parlour? In situ observations of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) interactions with baited pots, with implications for gear design

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– The development of effective fishtraps that allow for diversification of inshore potting fleets would be important for many inshore fishing communities.

Discussing these articles

330 days ago
#Christians need some sympathy for the devil – devil rays that is. https://t.co/MkXSfhzFzi #sharkweek #creationcare @arochaint #saveourseas https://t.co/NhYw51A026

Worldwide exploration of the microbiome harbored by the cnidarian model, <i>ex... - Brown T et al. - https://t.co/fTyNPA8rqm #microbiome

I testified to FOPO about #codpots in NL: https://t.co/iUmqaMz2nt #CSEE2017. Also see @codfatherNL's paper https://t.co/WAAcGAr3eT w/UW vids

New preprint out: Eelgrass microbiome variation at edges https://t.co/gNguVqgvAk by @casettron et al. supported by @MooreFound https://t.co/NGQp7yceaJ

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/bwjrgpCq43 #Aquaculture,FisheriesandFishScience #Ecology

428 days ago
New work w/ Annette Govindarajan @thePeerJ https://t.co/K8tukf6dpy #Biodiversity #Biogeography #MarineBiology https://t.co/1B5Fm19oMw

New pub - single cell protein to make #aquaculture feed @KnipBio @AndrewLRhyne @BowenLab1 @F3Challenge @thePeerJ https://t.co/VsdhOx58I8

Clinging to a jellyfish link
http://www.mvtimes.com/2017/04/24/clinging-jellyfish-link/

Stinging clinging jellyfish on the move
https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/stinging-clinging-jellyfish-on-the-move

WHOI researchers find link between local jellyfish and Russian species
http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20170423/whoi-researchers-find-link-between-local-jellyfish-and-russian-species

Tracing the puzzling origins of clinging jellyfish
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170418094506.htm

Beautiful Science
http://www.straitstimes.com/world/beautiful-science-7

Clinging Jellyfish History: Biologist Govindarajan Found The Puzzling Origins
http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/13072/20170421/clinging-jellyfish-history-biologist-govindarajan-found-the-puzzling-origins.htm

Tracing the puzzling origins of clinging jellyfish
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-puzzling-jellyfish.html