Aquatic Biology

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Bait-attending amphipods of the Tonga Trench and depth-stratified population structure in the scavenging amphipod Hirondellea dubia Dahl, 1959

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– Very interesting deep-sea work combining basic biodiversity studies with ecology, with important implications for competition and populations in these understudied ecosystems.
Density-dependent changes in the distribution of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) in the breeding ground Peninsula Valdés

Editor rating: 8 / 10

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

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

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

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

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

Editor rating: 7 / 10

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

Editor rating: 7 / 10

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

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

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

Editor rating: 7 / 10

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

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.
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.

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Our article on sphaerodorid #polychaete relationships has been published today in @thePeerJ three genera became one #Biodiversity #EvolutionaryStudies #Genetics #MarineBiology #Taxonomy

Growth and feeding of deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa from the California margin under simulated ocean acidification conditions @thePeerJ