Editor rating: 7 / 10Mónica Medina –– Sharks are important ocean predators that are under major threat in unprotected areas but this study shows that even in protected areas, shark populations are in danger. The authors recommend more stringent measures to protect sharks from overfishing in the Galapagos Islands.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Vijai Kumar Gupta –– Excellent Article.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jenny Renaut –– A long-term study with important significance in forest and biodiversity management
Editor rating: 7 / 10Maria Rosaria Corbo –– The results of this paper demonstrating that H2-rich environments exert a direct influence on soil H2-oxidizing bacteria in addition to indirect effects on other members of the bacterial communities can be considered a significant contribution about the knowledge in the field.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Robert Costanza –– A new way of looking at species importance.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Magnus Johnson –– Noise pollution is a really important issue that garners less attention than it should.
Editor rating: 7 / 10J. Thomas Sanderson –– A large data set of pollutant levels in marine fish across the globe provides important information for ecotoxicologists, environmental chemists and regulators alike. This will be very useful for future reference.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Stuart Pimm –– Assesses the impact on land reform on conservation, a key topic not just in Africa, but elsewhere.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Alexander Mikheyev –– Potentially important finding about the unexpected consequences of biocontrol.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jianhua Xu –– I think it is an interesting work, which provided an aspect for readers to understand nonlinear variation of drought and its relation to atmospheric circulation in east China. People who are working in cross-discipline (e. g. drought and atmospheric circulation) will be interest in the work.
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Time Magazine: Ship Noises Could Hurt Endangered Killer Whales, Study Finds
Washington Post: Ship noises could hurt endangered killer whales, study finds
The Telegraph: Ship noise stops Orca whales from talking to each other
IFLScience.com: The Noise From Ships Interferes With Orca Communication
Nature: pick of today's science stories (2/3/2016)
The Christian Science Monitor: "Is ship noise killing endangered orca whales?"