Aquatic Biology

Density-dependent changes in the distribution of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) in the breeding ground Peninsula Valdés
Patricia Gandini –– An important long term study that show how populations change to different conditions and how to sample this variations, an important tool to conserve and protect right whales
An experimental comparison of composite and grab sampling of stream water for metagenetic analysis of environmental DNA
James Reimer –– eDNA is an "exploding" field of study, and basic field methodology and analyses as in this paper are needed.
Diurnal and seasonal variation of particle and dissolved organic matter release by the coral Acropora tenuis
James Reimer –– Nice work examining variation in coral mucous production across days and seasons.
Genetic population structure of the pelagic mollusk Limacina helicina in the Kara Sea
Per Palsboll –– The work informs people with an in the Arctic Ocean and climate change
Microbiome analysis of Pacific white shrimp gut and rearing water from Malaysia and Vietnam: implications for aquaculture research and management
Hauke Smidt –– Valuable contribution to the field of shrimp microbiota research
Three, two, one! Revision of the long-bodied sphaerodorids (Sphaerodoridae, Annelida) and synonymization of Ephesiella, Ephesiopsis and Sphaerodorum
James Reimer –– Examination of an under-studied group of annelids with molecular phylogeny that proposes a clear way forward to resolve their taxonomy.
Molecular assessment of Pocillopora verrucosa (Scleractinia; Pocilloporidae) distribution along a depth gradient in Ludao, Taiwan
Anastazia Banaszak –– This publication provides basic but important evidence on the distribution of three species that have similar morphologies and are commonly misidentified.
Nutritional value of several commercially important river fish species from the Czech Republic
Carlos Conte-Junior –– This article is relevant in the area of the fish consumer. There are few studies about the nutritional value of different fishes with the potential to produce in the word.
Growth and feeding of deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa from the California margin under simulated ocean acidification conditions
Albert Gabric –– The work on coralline responses to CC impacts such as acidification is weighted towards tropical ecosystems. This paper provides a useful counterbalance in the literature and as Dr Buscher has noted provides a window on the future of all coralline ecoystems.
Lysmata arvoredensis nov. sp. a new species of shrimp from the south coast of Brazil with a key to species of Lysmata (Caridea: Lysmatidae) recorded in the southwestern Atlantic
Antonina Dos Santos –– As I say in the decision letter, it is important for any ecological studies in the region s.l. and also for taxonomy studies around the world. It has the quality of describing a new species using integrative taxonomy.
Aquatic Biology

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Korean Peninsula had a high population density of leopards, they were extirpated from South Korea by 1970. Genetic material from old skin of a leopard captured in South Korea in the 1930s revealed that they belonged to the same clade as the Amur leopard.

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