Editor rating: 7 / 10Donald Kramer –– This is a well-executed field study that addresses density dependence of both attraction and avoidance of conspecifics over a broad range of densities in marine larvae settling from the plankton.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study presents interesting data that show how some coral-associated microbes have the capacity to protect their host by predating on alien bacteria.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mark Costello –– Provides evidence of a cause of cetacean mortality in relation to toxic phytoplankton ("harmful alga blooms") which are a concern in many parts of the world. Cetacean deaths are often a source of mystery and this indicates that naturally occurring toxic events can be one possible cause.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– With the increasing frequency of thermal events that coral reefs are facing worldwide, this study is of great importance to understand the bleaching patterns in Hawaiian Reefs and its ecological consequences.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Joseph Pawlik –– The conclusions of this paper run contrary to the view that the lionfish invasion of Caribbean reefs has greatly reduced populations of small reef fishes.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Patricia Gandini –– I Think the papaer will not only be of interest to science community but also likely receive considerable attention from policy makers.
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– A very nice study that can serve as one of the first examples of global examination of bacterial communities in a cnidarian species.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Luis 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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Gerrit 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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Natasha de Vere –– Interesting article
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