Editor rating: 8 / 10Patricia 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
Editor rating: 8 / 10Robert Toonen –– There is considerable (and still growing) interest in eDNA methods for environmental monitoring and research, making empirical studies such as this that help to better understand the methodological peculiarities of the approach both interesting and important.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10James Reimer –– Nice work examining variation in coral mucous production across days and seasons.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10James Reimer –– Examination of an under-studied group of annelids with molecular phylogeny that proposes a clear way forward to resolve their taxonomy.
Editor rating: 8 / 10James 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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo –– There are too few studies on long-term aquatic metabolism in subtropical environments.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Peter Prentis –– This manuscript is one of the first to examine environmental epigenomics in any invasive species.
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.
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: 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.
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