A world leader in marine biological research with focus on coral reef science and shark conservation, The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Center has been at the forefront of graduate and undergraduate marine science education and oceanographic research for over 49 years. Students, scientists, faculty and staff come to the Center from all corners of the globe, with the common goal of learning from the ocean's living classrooms - in one of the most diverse ecosystems known to man.

 The Oceanographic Center serves as a national, regional, and community resource for information. There are several institutes, the National Coral Reef Institute for research and training on coral reef assessment, monitoring, and restoration; the Guy Harvey Research Institute for fish research and conservation, and the Save Our Seas Shark Center specializing in shark studies. The Center also implements the Broward County Sea Turtle Renesting Program. The Center's facilities include a research library for the many disciplines of marine science, conference room, classrooms, staging area, electron microscopy laboratory, darkroom, machine shop, physical oceanography laboratory, computer center, wetlab/classroom coral workshop, filtered seawater facility and research laboratories.


Submissions from 2017

Application of Scanning Electron Microscopy With Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy for Analyzing Ocular Surface Particles on Schirmer Strips, Anuroop Avula, Anat Galor, Patricia Blackwelder, Melissa Carballosa-Gautam, Abigail S. Hackam, Bennie Jeng, and Naresh Kumar

Genetic Connectivity of a Coral Reef Ecosystem Predator: The Population Genetic Structure and Evolutionary History of the Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi), Andrea Bernard, Rebekah L. Horn, Demian D. Chapman, Kevin A. Feldheim, Ricardo C. Garla, Edd J. Brooks, Mauvis A. Gore, and Mahmood S. Shivji

Geographic and Depth Distributions, Ontogeny, and Reproductive Seasonality of Decapod Shrimps (Caridea: Oplophoridae) from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Eric A. Burdett, Charles Douglas Fine, Tracey Sutton, April Cook, and Tamara Frank

Satellite Telemetry Reveals Higher Fishing Mortality Rates Than Previously Estimated, Suggesting Overfishing of an Apex Marine Predator, Michael Byrne, Enric Cortes, Jeremy Vaudo, Guy Harvey, Mark Sampson, Bradley M. Wetherbee, and Mahmood S. Shivji

Visual Acuity in Ray-Finned Fishes Correlates with Eye Size and Habitat, Eleanor M. Caves, Tracey Sutton, and Sonke Johnsen


Using Logbook Data to Determine the Immediate Mortality of Blue Sharks (Prionace glauca) and Tiger Sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) Caught in the Commercial U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishery, Derek R. Dapp, Charlie Huveneers, Terence I. Walker, John Mandelman, David Kerstetter, and Richard D. Reina

Microbially Mediated Organomineralization in the Formation of Ooids, Mara R. Diaz, Gregor P. Eberli, Patricia Blackwelder, Brian Phillips, and Peter K. Swart


Dining in the Deep: The Feeding Ecology of Deep-Sea Fishes, Jeffrey C. Drazen and Tracey Sutton

Etmopterus lailae Sp Nov., a New Lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, David A. Ebert, Yannis P. Papastamatiou, Stephen M. Kajiura, and Bradley M. Wetherbee


The Trophic Role of a Large Marine Predator, the Tiger Shark Galeocerdo cuvier, Luciana C. Ferreira, Michele Thums, Michael R. Heithaus, Adam Barnett, Katya G. Abrantes, Bonnie J. Holmes, Lara M. Zamora, Ashley J. Frisch, Julian G. Pepperell, Derek Burkholder, Jeremy Vaudo, Robert Nowicki, Jessica Meeuwig, and Mark G. Meekan


Additive Negative Effects of Anthropogenic Sedimentation and Warming on the Survival of Coral Recruits, Francesca Fourney and Joana Figueiredo

Ontogenetic Adaptations in the Visual Systems of Deep-Sea Crustaceans, Tamara Frank

Effects of Water Flow on Intra- and Intercolonial Variability in Bleaching of the Zoanthid, Palythoa caribaeorum, Atsushi G. Fujimura and Bernhard Riegl

Changes in Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Distribution and Behavior in the Drowned Cayes, Belize, and Correlation to Human Impacts, Jazmin Garcia, Caryn Self-Sullivan, and Nicholas A. Funicelli


Coral-Excavating Sponge Cliona delitrix: Current Trends of Space Occupation on High Latitude Coral Reefs, Ari Halperin, Andia Chaves-Fonnegra, and David S. Gilliam


Shining a Light on Fish at Night: An Overview of Fish and Fisheries in the Dark of Night, and in Deep and Polar Seas, Neil Hammerschlag, Carl G. Meyer, Michael S. Grace, Steven T. Kessel, Tracey Sutton, Euan S. Harvey, Claire B. Paris-Limouzy, David W. Kerstetter, and Steven J. Cooke

Manganese Oxide Particles as Cytoprotective, Oxygen Generating Agents, Mohammad Hossein Tootoonchi, Mazdak Hashempour, Patricia Blackwelder, and Christopher A. Fraker


DNA Analysis of Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in a Natural Sea Slick Observed by TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT-2 Over the Gulf of Mexico, Kathryn Howe, Cayla Whitney Dean, John Alexander Kluge, Alexander Soloviev, Aurelien Tartar, Mahmood S. Shivji, Susanne Lehner, Hui Shen, and William Perrie


Biogeophysical and Physiological Processes Drive Movement Patterns in a Marine Predator, Lucy A. Howey, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Emily R. Tolentino, and Mahmood S. Shivji

Forecasting Lionfish Sources and Sinks in the Atlantic: Are Gulf of Mexico Reef Fisheries at Risk?, Matthew Johnston, Andrea Bernard, and Mahmood S. Shivji

A Bank Divided: Quantifying a Spatial and Temporal Connectivity Break Between the Campeche Bank and the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Matthew W. Johnston and Andrea Bernard

Diversity of Midwater Cephalopods in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Comparison of Two Collecting Methods, Heather Judkins, Michael Vecchione, April Cook, and Tracey Sutton

A Description of the South Florida Nighttime Recreational Tournament Fishery for Swordfish, Xiphias gladius, David Kerstetter, Amber C. Metallo, Katie S. Davis, and Elaine J. Brewer

Targeted Catch-and-Release of Prohibited Sharks: Sand Tigers in Coastal Delaware Waters, James P. Kilfoil, Bradley M. Wetherbee, John K. Carlson, and Dewayne A. Fox

Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification of Mercury and Methylmercury in Four Sympatric Coastal Sharks in a Protected Subtropical Lagoon, Adam G. Matulik, David Kerstetter, Neil Hammerschlag, Timohty Divoll, Chad R. Hammerschmidt, and David C. Evers

Influence of Oceanographic Conditions on Abundance and Distribution of Post-Larval and Juvenile Carangid Fishes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, John A. Mohan, Tracey Sutton, April Cook, Kevin M. Boswell, and RJ David Wells


The Sponge Microbiome Project, Lucas Moitinho-Silva, Shaun Nielsen, Amnon Amir, Antonio Gonzalez, Gail Ackermann, Carlo Cerrano, Carmen Astudillo-Garcia, Cole Easson, Detmer Sipkema, Fang Liu, Georg Steinert, Giorgos Kotoulas, Grace McCormack, Guofang Feng, James J. Bell, Jan Vicente, Johannes R. Bjork, Jose M. Montoya, Julie B. Olson, Julie Reveillaud, Laura Steindler, Mari-Carmen Pineda, Maria V. Marra, Micha Ilan, Michael W. Taylor, Paraskevi Polymenakou, Patrick M. Erwin, Peter J. Schupp, Rachel L. Simister, Rob Knight, Robert W. Thacker, Rodrigo Costa, Russell T. Hill, Susanna Lopez-Legentil, Thanos Dailianis, Timothy Ravasi, Ute Hentschel, Zhiyong Li, Nicole S. Webster, and Torsten Thomas

Ports and Pests: Assessing the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species Introduced by Maritime Shipping Activity in Cuba, Charleen O'Brien, Matthew W. Johnston, and David Kerstetter


Primary Utricle Structure of Six Halimeda Species and Potential Relevance for Ocean Acidification Tolerance, Katherine E. Peach, Marguerite S. Koch, Patricia Blackwelder, Debbie Guerrero-Given, and Naomi Kamasawa

Calcification and Photophysiology Responses to Elevated pCO2 in Six Halimeda Species from Contrasting Irradiance Environments on Little Cayman Island Reefs, Katherine E. Peach, Marguerite S. Koch, Patricia Blackwelder, and Carrie Manfrino

Carbon Dots: Promising Biomaterials for Bone-Specific Imaging and Drug Delivery, Zhili Peng, Esmail H. Miyanji, Yiqun Zhou, Joel Pardo, Sajini D. Hettiarachchi, Shanghao Li, Patricia Blackwelder, Isaac Skromne, and Roger M. Leblanc

Terrigenous Sediment-Dominated Reef Platform Infilling: An Unexpected Precursor to Reef Island Formation and a Test of the Reef Platform Size–Island Age Model in the Pacific, Chris T. Perry, Paul S. Kench, Scott G. Smithers, Bernhard Riegl, P. Gulliver, and J. J. Daniells

An Update of the Visual_HEA Software to Improve the Implementation of the Habitat Equivalency Analysis Method, Sylvain Pioch, Matthew W. Johnston, Anne-Charlotte Vaissiere, Fanny Berger, Celine Jacob, and Richard E. Dodge

Complex Interplay between Depositional and Petrophysical Environments in Holocene Tidal Carbonates (Al Ruwais, Qatar), Samuel J. Purkis, John Rivers, Christian J. Strohmenger, Christopher Warren, Ruqaiya Yousif, Luis Ramirez, and Bernhard Riegl


Distribution and Habitat Use of the Golden Crab Chaceon fenneri off Eastern Florida Based on In Situ Submersible and ROV Observations and Potential for Impacts to Deep Water Coral/Sponge Habitat, John Reed, Stephanie Farrington, Charles Messing, and Andre David

Pruning the Pearlsides: Reconciling Morphology and Molecules in Mesopelagic Fishes (Maurolicus: Sternoptychidae), D. J. Reese, I. Byrkjedal, and Tracey Sutton


Acute and Sub-Acute Toxicity of the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon 1-Methylnaphthalene to the Shallow-Water Coral Porites divaricata: Application of a Novel Exposure Protocol, Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar, Nick Turner, Bernhard Riegl, Richard E. Dodge, Anthony H. Knap, and Paul Schuler

Southward Flow on the Western Flank of the Florida Current, Alexander Soloviev, Amy Hirons, Christopher Maingot, Cayla Whitney Dean, Richard E. Dodge, Alexander E. Yankovsky, Jon Wood, Robert H. Weisberg, Mark E. Luther, and Julian P. McCreary


DNA Analysis of Traded Shark Fins and Mobulid Gill Plates Reveals a High Proportion of Species of Conservation Concern, Dirk Steinke, Andrea Bernard, Rebekah L. Horn, Paul Hilton, Robert H. Hanner, and Mahmood S. Shivji

The Genera and Species of Comatulidae (Comatulida: Crinoidea): Taxonomic Revisions and a Molecular and Morphological Guide, Mindi M. Summers, Charles Messing, and Greg W. Rouse


A Global Biogeographic Classification of the Mesopelagic Zone, Tracey Sutton, Malcolm R. Clark, Daniel C. Dunn, Patrick N. Halpin, Alex D. Rogers, John Guinotte, Steven J. Bograd, Martin V. Angel, Jose Angel A. Perez, Karen Wishner, Richard L. Haedrich, Dhugal Lindsay, Jeffrey C. Drazen, Alexander Vereshchaka, Uwe Piatkowski, Telmo Morato, Katarzyna Blachowiak-Samolyk, Bruce H. Robison, Kristina Gjerde, Annelies Pierrot-Bults, Patricio Bernal, Gabriel Reygondeau, and Mikko Heino

Revising Mariametridae: the genera Dichrometra, Lamprometra, and Liparometra (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), Kristian H. Taylor, Greg W. Rouse, and Charles Messing

Horizontal and Vertical Movements of White Marlin, Kajikia albida, Tagged Off the Yucatan Peninsula, Jeremy Vaudo, Michael Byrne, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Guy Harvey, and A. Mendillo Jr.

Combined Gut Content and Stable Isotope Trophic Analysis of the Pelagic Stingray Pteroplaytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832) Diet from the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Tiffany A. Weidner, Amy Hirons, A. Leavitt, and David Kerstetter

Gel-like Carbon Dots: Characterization and their Potential Applications, Yiqun Zhou, Alexandra Desserre, Shiv Sharma, Shanghao Li, M. Hensley Marksberry, Charles C. Chusuei, Patricia Blackwelder, and Roger M. Leblanc

Submissions from 2016

Promnestic Effects of Intranasally Applied Pregnenolone in Rats, Laila Abdel-Hafiz, Owen Y. Chao, Joseph P. Huston, Susanne Nikolaus, Richard E. Spieler, Maria A. de Souza Silva, and Claudia Mattern

Using Probabilities of Enterococci Exceedance and Logistic Regression to Evaluate Long Term Weekly Beach Monitoring Data, Diana Ixchel Aranda, Jose V. Lopez, Helena M. Solo-Gabriele, and Jay Fleisher

The Ups and Downs of Coral Reef Fishes: The Genetic Characteristics of a Formerly Severely Overfished but Currently Recovering Nassau Grouper Fish Spawning Aggregation, Andrea M. Bernard, Kevin Feldheim, Richard S. Nemeth, Elizabeth Kadison, Jeremiah Blondeau, and Mahmood S. Shivji

Demographics of a Nearshore Mating Queen Conch (Lobatus gigas) Aggregation on the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Charlotte A. Berry, Ronald L. Hill, and Brian K. Walker


Satellite and In Situ Salinity: Understanding Near-Surface Stratification and Sub-Footprint Variability, J. Boutin, Y. Chao, We Asher, T. Delcroix, R. Drucker, K. Drushka, N. Kolodziejczyk, T. Lee, Reul Nicolas, G. Reverdin, J. Schanze, Alexander Soloviev, L. Yu, J. Anderson, L. Brucker, E. Dinnat, As Garcia, W. I. Jones, C. Maes, T. Meissner, W. Tang, N. Vinogradova, and B. Ward


Spectral Sensitivity, Spatial Resolution and Temporal Resolution and Their Implications for Conspecific Signalling in Cleaner Shrimp, Eleanor M. Caves, Tamara M. Frank, and Sonke Johnsen

A Framework for Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reef Social-Ecological Systems, Josh Eli Cinner, Morgan S. Pratchett, Nicholas Anthony James Graham, Vanessa Messmer, Mariana Menezes, Prata Bezerra Fuentes, Tracy Ainsworth, Natalie Ban, Line Kolind Bay, Jessica Blythe, Delphine Dissard, Simon Dunn, Louisa Evans, Michael Fabinyi, Pedro Fidelman, Joana Figueiredo, Ashley John Frisch, Christopher John Fulton, Christina Chemtai Hicks, Vimoksalehi Lukoschek, Jennie Mallela, Aurelie Moya, Lucie Penin, Jodie Lynn Rummer, Stefan Walker, and David Hall Williamson


Investigating the Spatial Distribution and Effects of Nearshore Topography on Acropora cervicornis Abundance in Southeast Florida, Nicole D'Antonio, David S. Gilliam, and Brian K. Walker

Biomixing Due to Diel Vertical Migrations of Zooplankton: Comparison of Computational Fluid Dynamics Model with Observations, Cayla Whitney Dean, Alexander Soloviev, Amy Hirons, Tamara M. Frank, and Jon Wood

Diel Variation in the Vertical Distribution of Deep-Water Scattering Layers in the Gulf of Mexico, Marta D'Elia, Joseph D. Warren, Ican Rodriguez-Pinto, Tracey Sutton, April Cook, and Kevin M. Boswell


Genomic Variation Among Populations of Threatened Coral: Acropora cervicornis, C. Drury, K. E. Dale, J. M. Panlilio, S. V. Miller, D. Lirman, E. A. Larson, E. Bartels, D. L. Crawford, and M. F. Oleksiak


How Did the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impact Deep-Sea Ecosystems?, Charles R. Fisher, Paul A. Montagna, and Tracey Sutton

Coupled Model Simulation of Wind Stress Effect on Far Wakes of Ships in SAR Images, Atsushi Fujimura, Alexander Soloviev, Shin Hyung Rhee, and Roland Romeiser

Depth as a Driver of Evolution in the Deep Sea: Insights from Grenadiers (Gadiformes: Macrouridae) of the Genus Coryphaenoides, Michelle R. Gaither, Biagio Violi, Howard W. I. Gray, Francis Neat, Jeffrey C. Drazen, R. Dean Grubbs, Adela Roa-Varon, Tracey Sutton, and A. Rus Hoelzel

Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Derived from Consumer Products on the Marine Diatom Thalassiosira Pseudonana, Andrea Galletti, Seokju Seo, Sung Hee Joo, Chunming Su, and Patricia Blackwelder


Improving the Spatial Allocation of Functional Group Biomasses in Spatially-Explicit Ecosystem Models: Insights from Three Gulf of Mexico Models, Arnaud Gruss, Elizabeth A. Babcock, Skyler Sagarese, Michael Drexler, David D. Chagaris, Cameron H. Ainsworth, Brad Penta, Sergio DeRada, and Tracey Sutton

Effects of Excavating-Sponge Removal on Coral Growth, Ari Halperin, Andia Chaves Fonnegra, and David S. Gilliam


On the Nature of the Frontal Zone of the Choctawhatchee Bay Plume in the Gulf of Mexico, K. D. Huguenard, D. J. Bogucki, D. G. Ortiz-Suslow, N. J. M. Laxague, J. H. MacMahan, T. M. Ozgokmen, Brian K. Haus, A. J. H. M. Reniers, J. Hargrove, Alexander Soloviev, and H. Graber

Forecasting the Success of Invasive Marine Species; Lessons Learned from Purposeful Reef Fish Releases in the Hawaiian Islands, Matthew W. Johnston, Samuel J. Purkis, and Richard E. Dodge

Combined Stomach Content and δ13C/δ15N Analyses of Oilfish, Escolar, Snake Mackerel and Lancetfish in the Western North Atlantic, Heidi R. Keller, Amy Hirons, and David W. Kerstetter


Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in the Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean, Naoko Kurata, Katie E. Vella, Bryan Hamilton, Mahmood S. Shivji, Alexander Soloviev, Silvia Matt, Aurelien Tartar, and William Perrie


Extant Crinoidea (Echinodermata) of Singapore, Charles Messing and Teresa S. Tay


Effects of Elevated pCO2 and Irradiance on Growth, Photosynthesis and Calcification in Halimeda discoidea, K. E. Peach, M. S. Koch, and Patricia Blackwelder

Patterns of Population Structure and Dispersal in the Long-Lived "Redwood" of the Coral Reef, the Giant Barrel Sponge (Xestospongia muta), Vincent P. Richards, Andrea Bernard, Kevin Feldheim, and Mahmood S. Shivji


Surface Dynamics of Crude and Weathered Oil in the Presence of Dispersants: Laboratory Experiment and Numerical Simulation, Alexander Soloviev, Brian K. Haus, Michael G. McGauley, Cayla Whitney Dean, David G. Ortiz-Suslow, Nathan J. M. Laxague, and Tamay M. Ozgokmen

Fecundity and Sexual Maturity of the Coral Siderastrea siderea at High Latitude Along the Florida Reef Tract, USA, Adam T. St. Gelais, Andia Chaves-Fonnegra, Allison Brownlee, Vladimir N. Kosmynin, Alison L. Moulding, and David S. Gilliam

Siderastrea siderea Spawning and Oocyte Resorption at High Latitude, Adam T. St.Gelais, Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Alison L. Moulding, Vladimir N. Kosmynin, and David S. Gilliam


Diversity, Structure and Convergent Evolution of the Global Sponge Microbiome, Torsten Thomas, Lucas Moitinho-Silva, Miguel Lurgi, Johannes R. Bjork, Cole Easson, Carmen Astudillo-Garcia, Julie B. Olson, Patrick M. Erwin, Susanna Lopez-Legentil, Heidi Luter, Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Rodrigo Costa, Peter J. Schupp, Laura Steindler, Dirk Erpenbeck, Jack Gilbert, Rob Knight, Gail Ackermann, Jose V. Lopez, Michael W. Taylor, Robert W. Thacker, Jose M. Montoya, Ute Hentschel, and Nicole S. Webster


A Novel Approach Reveals High Zooplankton Standing Stock Deep in the Sea, Alexander Vereshchaka, Galina Abyzova, Anastasia Lunina, Eteri Musaeva, and Tracey Sutton


Model Suggests Potential for Porites Coral Population Recovery After Removal of Anthropogenic Disturbance (Luhuitou, Hainan, South China Sea), Meixia Zhao, Bernhard Riegl, Kefu Yu, Qi Shi, Qiaomin Zhang, Guohui Liu, Hongqiang Yang, and Hongquiang Yan

The Coral Communities of Yongle Atoll: Status, Threats, and Conservation Significance for Coral Reefs in South China Sea, Meixia Zhao, Kefu Yu, Qi Shi, Hongqiang Yang, Bernhard Riegl, Qiaomin Zhang, Hongqiang Yan, Tianran Chen, Guohui Liu, and Ziyun Lin

Submissions from 2015


Using the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) as a Mechanism for Invasive Aquatic Plant Management in Florida, Aarin Conrad Allen and Edward O. Keith


Dynamics of Marine Bacterial Community Diversity of the Coastal Waters of the Reefs, Inlets, and Wastewater Outfalls of Southeast Florida, Alexandra Mandina Campbell, Jay Fleisher, Christopher D. Sinigalliano, James R. White, and Jose V. Lopez

Feeding Ecology of the Stomiiformes (Pisces) of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. 1. The Sternoptychidae and Phosichthyidae, Vanda Carmo, Tracey Sutton, Gui Menezes, Tone Falkenhaug, and Odd Aksel Bergstad


An International Assessment of Mangrove Management: Incorporation in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Haille N. Carter, Steffen W. Schmidt, and Amy Hirons

Population Structure and Dispersal of the Coral-Excavating Sponge Cliona delitrix, Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Kevin A. Feldheim, Jesse Secord, and Jose V. Lopez

Global Mitochondrial DNA Phylogeography and Population Structure of the Silky Shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Christopher R. Clarke, Stephen A. Karl, Rebekah L. Horn, Andrea M. Bernard, James S. Lea, Fabio H.V. Hazin, Paulo A. Prodohl, and Mahmood S. Shivji

A DNA Tool for the Identification of Heavily Exploited Atlantic Billfishes, Rodrigo R. Domingues, Gabriel Okuda, Andrea Bernard, Alberto F. Amorim, Juliana De Biasi, and Alexandre W. S. Hilsdorf

Habitat Utilization of Blackfin Tuna, Thunnus atlanticus, in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Jenny Fenton, Jeffrey M. Ellis, Brett Falterman, and David W. Kerstetter

Book Review - Visual Ecology (Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall, and Eric J. Warrant, Editors), Tamara M. Frank

Trophic Linkages of Intracoastal Waterway Seagrass Beds in Browards County, Florida, Christina Gabriel, David W. Kerstetter, and Amy Hirons

Coral Reef Recovery in the Galapagos Islands: The Northernmost Islands (Darwin and Wenman), Peter W. Glynn, Bernhard Riegl (editor), Samuel J. Purkis, Jeremy Kerr, and Tyler B. Smith

Time-Dependent Bidirectional Effects of Chronic Caffeine on Functional Recovery of the Dorsal Light Reflex After Hemilabyrinthectomy in the Goldfish Carassius auratus, Noah B. Goodson, Bethany Brockhoff, Joseph P. Huston, and Richard E. Spieler


Surfactant Associated Bacteria in the Sea Surface Microlayer: Case Studies in the Straits of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, Bryan Hamilton, Cayla Whitney Dean, Naoko Kurata, Katie E. Vella, Alexander Soloviev, Aurelien Tartar, Mahmood S. Shivji, S. Matt, William Perrie, Susanne Lehner, and B. Zhang


Habitat Utilization and Vertical Distribution of the Great Barracuda Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards 1771) in the Western North Atlantic Using Electronic Archival Tags, Noah R. Hansen and David W. Kerstetter

Mapping Bathymetry and Depositional Facies on Great Bahama Bank, Paul Mitch Harris, Samuel J. Purkis, James Ellis, Peter K. Swart, and John J. G. Reijmer

The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximus (Chondrichthyes, Cetorhinidae), Jennifer Hester, Kimberly Atwater, Andrea M. Bernard, Malcom Francis, and Mahmood S. Shivji

Effects of Tidal Height and Wave Exposure on Cirrus and Penis Morphology of the Acorn Barnacle Tetraclita stalactifera, J. Matthew Hoch and Kevin V. Reyes


Migration Strategies Vary in Space, Time, and Among Species in the Smallfish Metacommunity of the Everglades, J. Matthew Hoch, Eric R. Sokol, Aaron D. Parker, and Joel C. Trexler

A Coordinated and Sustained International Strategy is Required to Turn the Tide on the Atlantic Lionfish Invasion, Matthew W. Johnston and Samuel J. Purkis

Hurricanes Accelerated the Florida-Bahamas Lionfish Invasion, Matthew W. Johnston and Samuel J. Purkis

Measuring Bahamian Lionfish Impacts to Marine Ecological Services Using Habitat Equivalency Analysis, Matthew W. Johnston, Samuel J. Purkis, and Richard E. Dodge

The Genome 10K Project: A Way Forward, Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Benedict Paten, The Genome 10K Community of Scientists, and Stephen J. O'Brien


Dihydrolipoic Acid Conjugated Carbon Dots Accelerate Human Insulin Fibrillation, Sheba J. Kuruvilla, Shanghao Li, Lorenzo Sansalone, Blake Fortes, Ian Zheng, Patricia Blackwelder, Cyrus Pumilia, Miodrag Micic, Jhony Orbulescu, and Roger M. Leblanc


Repeated, Long-Distance Migrations by a Philopatric Predator Targeting Highly Contrasting Ecosystems, James S. E. Lea, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Nuno Queiroz, Neil Burnie, Choy Aming, Lara L. Sousa, Gonzalo R. Mucientes, Nicolas E. Humphries, Guy Harvey, David W. Sims, and Mahmood S. Shivji