Editor rating: 9 / 10James Reimer –– A massive and detailed work which comparatively examines and summarizes the internal anatomy of the class Staurazoa for the first time, illustrated with an enormous set of figures. This manuscript will serve as a useful reference on this understudied group of animals for years to come.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Karen Osborn –– This article fills a data gap and makes a nice and believable correlation between phytoplankton abundance and barnacle recruitment.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tim Collins –– This article addresses some very basic questions about population genetics, molecular evolution, and genetic diversity
Editor rating: 8 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This review article presents a synopsis of more than two decades of mesophotic research in the Hawaiian Islands, and therefore is a very valuable document for all readers interested in mesophytic coral ecosystems.
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– Research examining population enhancement in endangered Acropora spp. in Florida - which may have relevance and meaning for coral reefs across the Caribbean.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study focuses on an endangered coral species in the Caribbean Sea, and findings from it will facilitate conservation efforts.
Editor rating: 7 / 10María Ángeles Esteban –– This article demonstrate that the different measures of diversity which have been examined suggest that the deep areas of the continental slope may be equally or more diverse than assemblages just beyond the continental shelf.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Ingrid Weiss –– This work is highly cross-disciplinary, aiming at developing and combining novel methodological approaches.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Vijai Kumar Gupta –– Mss. is informative to the readers.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Marta Riutort –– The article presents new data, both morphological and molecular, supporting a strange pattern of distribution for a parasite. This is probably only a first step but interesting to understand how these animals disperse and differentiate.
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The Guardian: "Scientists discover hidden world of Hawaii's coral 'twilight zone'"