Editor rating: 8 / 10Ivo Feussner –– This is one of the first in which RNA seq data are made publicly available for this organism.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Sadasivam Kaushik –– Studies on broodstock nutrition are of interest to improve and ensure progeny performance and for genetic improvement schemes.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Robert Costanza –– An important and unique piece of empirical evidence about the impacts of dredging on corals
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This is very much classic work, some would say “old fashioned” but as it has a place in the field of coral reef biology. Scientific data on coral reproduction are scarce and hard to obtain, but they are essential for understanding the basic functional biology and adaptation of these complex organisms.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– The findings from this study are of considerable significance to understand the potential reproductive responsiveness of an ecological important coral species in the French Polynesian region.
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.
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The Japan Times: "Reef life found to be thriving in ‘twilight zone’ off Maui"
Maui Time: "Researchers discover unique species and extensive coral in deep reefs off Maui"
The Smithsonian: "Here’s What Scientists Found in Hawaii’s Mysterious “Twilight Zone”"
Maui Now: "Findings Made at Hawaiian Archipelago’s “Oceanic Twilight Zone” "
The Christian Science Monitor: "Scientists are happily surprised by life in Hawaii's 'twilight zone'"
Wired: "Hawaii’s Mysterious Coral Reefs Turn Out to Be Super Weird"
The Guardian: "Scientists discover hidden world of Hawaii's coral 'twilight zone'"