Aquatic Biology

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Nutritional value of several commercially important river fish species from the Czech Republic

Editor rating: 7 / 10

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.
New mud dragons from Svalbard: three new species of Cristaphyes and the first Arctic species of Pycnophyes (Kinorhyncha: Allomalorhagida: Pycnophyidae)

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

James Reimer –– New species of a poorly known group of marine animals from an understudied marine region, the Arctic.
Growth and feeding of deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa from the California margin under simulated ocean acidification conditions

Editor rating: 7 / 10

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.
Geopolitical species revisited: genomic and morphological data indicate that the roundtail chub Gila robusta species complex (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) is a single species

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

James Reimer –– An excellent summary and new data on a species group of geopolitical importance and conservation controversy.
High definition video loggers provide new insights into behaviour, physiology, and the oceanic habitat of a marine predator, the yellow-eyed penguin

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Ginger Rebstock –– This article shows how much can be learned about an animal's underwater behavior using technology developed for the consumer market (albeit modified to function underwater and enable a programmed start time). It indicates exciting possibilities for future studies.
The influence of sample distribution on growth model output for a highly-exploited marine fish, the Gulf Corvina (Cynoscion othonopterus)

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

James Reimer –– I am relying on reviewer 1's comments for this rating.
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

Editor rating: 7 / 10

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.
Effectiveness of five personal shark-bite deterrents for surfers

Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– Scientific work examining the efficacy of shark deterrents - this work is sure to catch the attention of a wide range of people both in marine biology and the general public.
Summer diatom blooms in the eastern North Pacific gyre investigated with a long-endurance autonomous surface vehicle

Editor rating: 7 / 10

John Berges –– This is an important demonstration that we can reconcile synoptic measurements (e.g. satellite measurements of ocean color) with local and microscale measurements of individual phytoplankton species (an autonomous vehicles and digital holography).
Spatio–temporal variation in stable isotope signatures (δ13C and δ15N) of sponges on the Saba Bank

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Joseph Pawlik –– The ecosystem role of sponges is only now being recognized, particularly on Caribbean reefs. This paper is a useful contribution to this area of research.

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Check out our latest paper: Gila robusta complex, a single species https://t.co/TClgfK3yPq

While we're busy with tawaki field work, our penguin camera paper has been published on @thePeerJ! ->https://t.co/KFoDaaXBd8 You can get all sorts of amazing information with animal-borne cameras. And all of it is literally breath taking! Have a look: https://t.co/qRdfQUkGlS

Growth and feeding of deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa from the California margin under simulated ocean acidification conditions https://t.co/YPzHNJ9e1o @thePeerJ https://t.co/4IBALaosll

The influence of sample distribution on growth model output for a highly-exploited marine fish, the Gulf Corvina (Cynoscion othonopterus) https://t.co/2ylEzunIcq @thePeerJ https://t.co/WgeYpTTqqH

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 https://t.co/MjGMV8vBiV @thePeerJ https://t.co/2rbZfV3VLp

Shark deterrent study just out in @thePeerJ: A personal deterrent can reduce the risk of shark bites https://t.co/GmawYCZS35 #SharkScience #FreeAccess @Meyer_Sci @conservbytes https://t.co/n6mWAhsek5

Spatio–temporal variation in stable isotope signatures (δ13C and δ15N) of sponges on the Saba Bank https://t.co/bxJlUTJTQW @thePeerJ https://t.co/Ncob45VDxc