Section Editor rating: 8 / 10James Reimer –– As the AE mentions, this study is of importance for showing a previously unknown pathway of antibiotic resistance transmission.
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– A new and unique approach to examining the formation of chimeras and their role in marine invasions.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Igor Florinsky –– I am strongly agree with Dr. Zarayskaya: "This is one of a few environmental studies about life in the ocean that evaluates an impact of the bathymetry."
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– A paper with potential to help the salmon aquaculture industry.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– A nice study examining how fishing affects fish of different chronotypes - important information for a wide range of fisheries-related scientists and managers!
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10James Reimer –– Just as the reviewers and AE stated, loss of sea cucumbers is a global problem - and this study shows just how important these ecosystem engineers can be in ecosystem function.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– Completely agree with the AE on this assessment - and thus this article could be important to a wide readership including companies making fishing lures, as well as anglers and scientists.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Robert Toonen –– This one of the only studies on mesophotic marine habitats is this part of the world, and will be a critical study for anyone trying to make generalizations from their own local region across the Pacific. To quote the most critical reviewer, this is "groundbreaking research" of an understudied ecosystem in rarely studied region of the globe.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10James Reimer –– This work examines the ecological importance of parasites, a topic that could be on great significance yet has received little research attention.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Robert Toonen –– There is considerable interest in eDNA, and concurrent debate about the utility, reliability and temporal resolution of the approach. This paper contributes an important understanding of the reliability and temporal scale over which this technique can resolve community differences for tidally-influenced nearshore waters.
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