Marine & Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles

Marine & Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles


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 2019

Offshore Spreading of Mississippi Waters: Pathways and Vertical Structure Under Eddy Influence, Yannis Androulidakis, Vassiliki Kourafalou, Matthieu Le Henaff, HeeSook Kang, Tracey Sutton, Shuangling Chen, Chuanmin Hu, and Nektaria Ntaganou

Chronology of Dune Development in the White River Badlands, Northern Great Plains, USA, Paul Baldauf, P. A. Burkhart, P. R. Hanson, M. Miles, and A. Larsen

Genetic and Biophysical Modelling Evidence of Generational Connectivity in the Intensively Exploited, Western North Atlantic Red Grouper (Epinephelus morio), Andrea Bernard, Matthew Johnston, Rocio Perez-Portela, Marjorie F. Oleksiak, Felicia C. Coleman, and Mahmood S. Shivji

Behavioral Response of a Mobile Marine Predator to Environmental Variables Differs Across Ecoregions, Michael Byrne, Jeremy Vaudo, Guy C. McN. Harvey, Matthew Johnston, Bradley M. Wetherbee, and Mahmood S. Shivji


Sea Surface Roughness Observed by High Resolution Radar, Atsushi G. Fujimura, Susanne Lehner, Alexander Soloviev, and Xiaofeng Li

Benthic ctenophore (Order Platyctenida) reproduction, recruitment, and seasonality in south Florida, Peter W. Glynn, Brian Coffman, Karim Primov, Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar, Julie Gross, Patricia Blackwelder, Nicholas Martinez, Joshua H. Dominguez, Jeongran Vanderwoude, and Bernhard Riegl

Histological and Ultrastructural Features of Aplysina cauliformis Affected by Aplysina Red Band Syndrome, Deborah J. Gochfeld, Maria Cristina Diaz, Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar, and Julie B. Olson


Identifying Causes of Temporal Changes in Acropora cervicornis Populations and the Potential for Recovery, Elizabeth Goergen, Alison L. Moulding, Brian K. Walker, and David S. Gilliam


SEASTAR: A Mission to Study Ocean Submesoscale Dynamics and Small-Scale Atmosphere-Ocean Processes in Coastal, Shelf and Polar Seas, Christine Gommenginger, Bertrand Chapron, Andy Hogg, Christian Buckingham, Baylor Fox-Kemper, Leif Eriksson, Francois Soulat, Clement Ubelmann, Francisco Ocampo-Torres, Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli, David Griffin, Paco Lopez-Dekker, Per Knudsen, Ole Andersen, Lars Stenseng, Neil Stapleton, William Perrie, Nelson Violante-Carvalho, Johannes Schulz-Stellenfleth, David Woolf, Jordi Isern-Fontanet, Fabrice Ardhuin, Patrice Klein, Alexis Mouche, Ananda Pascual, Xavier Capet, Daniele Hauser, Ad Stoffelen, Rosemary Morrow, Lotfi Aouf, Øyvind Breivik, Lee-Leung Fu, Johnny A. Johannessen, Yevgeny Aksenov, Lucy Bricheno, Joel Hirschi, Adrien C. H. Martin, Adrian P. Martin, George Nurser, Jeff Polton, Judith Wolf, Harald Johnsen, Alexander Soloviev, Gregg A. Jacobs, Fabrice Collard, Steve Groom, Vladimir Kudryavtsev, John Wilkin, Victor Navarro, Alex Babanin, Matthew Martin, John Siddorn, Andrew Saulter, Tom Rippeth, Bill Emery, Nikolai Maximenko, Roland Romeiser, Hans Graber, Aida Alvera Azcarate, Chris W. Hughes, Doug Vandemark, Jose da Silva, Peter Jan Van Leeuwen, Alberto Naveira-Garabato, Johannes Gemmrich, Amala Mahadevan, Jose Marquez, Yvonne Munro, Sam Doody, and Geoff Burbidge

The Influence of Personality on Small Fish Migration and Dispersal in the Everglades, J. Matthew Hoch, Alexandra Cabanelas Bermudez, Olivia S. Coury, Andrew Scott Donahou, Chelsea Jeffers, Michele LaMartina, Deoraj Ramsaran, and Stacey Spadafore

Metal Contamination Hotspots at Unregulated Firearm Target Shooting Sites in the Everglades, J. Matthew Hoch and Megan Bruce

Shallow-water Benthic Foraminifera of the Galápagos Archipelago: Ecologically Sensitive Carbonate Producers in an Atypical Tropical Oceanographic Setting, Alexander Humphreys, Jochen Halfar, James C. Ingle, Derek Manzello, Claire E. Reymond, Hildegard Westphal, and Bernhard Riegl

An Empirically Validated Method for Characterizing Pelagic Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico Using Ocean Model Data, Matthew Johnston, Rosanna Milligan, Cole Easson, Sergio DeRada, David English, Brad Penta, and Tracey Sutton


Ocean Acidification Refugia in Variable Environments, Lydia Kapsenberg and Tyler Cyronak

A Systematic Review of How Multiple Stressors from an Extreme Event Drove Ecosystem-Wide Loss of Resilience in an Iconic Seagrass Community, Gary A. Kendrick, Robert Nowicki, Ylva S. Olsen, Simone Strydom, Matthew W. Fraser, Elizabeth A. Sinclair, John Statton, Renae K. Hovey, Jordan A. Thomson, Kathryn M. McMahon, Kieryn Kilminster, Yasha Hetzel, James W. Fourqurean, Michael R. Heithaus, and Robert J. Orth


An Index to Better Estimate Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change in the Western North Pacific, Woojeong Lee, Sung-Hun Kim, Pao-Shin Chu, Il-Ju Moon, and Alexander Soloviev

Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on Fertilization Success and Early Larval Development in the Green Sea Urchin Lytechinus variegatus, Brittney L. Lenz, Nicole Fogarty, and Joana Figueiredo


Recurring Episodes of Thermal Stress Shift the Balance from a Dominant Host-Specialist to a Background Host-Generalist Zooxanthella in the Threatened Pillar Coral, Dendrogyra cylindrus, Cynthia Lewis, Karen L. Neely, and Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Invades Human Aortic Endothelial Cells and Induces Cell Damage In Vitro, Rahul Mittal, Vasanti M. Jhaveri, Sae-In Samantha Kay, Patricia Blackwelder, and Kunal Patel

High‐Frequency Sampling and Piecewise Models Reshape Dispersal Kernels of a Common Reef Coral, Joanne Moneghetti, Joana Figueiredo, Andrew H. Baird, and Sean R. Connolly


Indirect Legacy Effects of an Extreme Climatic Event on a Marine Megafaunal Community, Robert Nowicki, Michael Heithaus, Jordan Thompson, Derek Burkholder, Kirk Gastrich, and Aaron Wirsing


High-Resolution Habitat and Bathymetry Maps for 65,000 sq. km of Earth’s Remotest Coral Reefs, Samuel J. Purkis, Arthur C. R. Gleason, Charlotte R. Purkis, Alexandra C. Dempsey, Philip Renaud, Mohamed Faisal, Steven Saul, and Jeremy M. Kerr


Some Environmental and Biological Determinants of Coral Richness, Resilience and Reef Building in Galápagos (Ecuador), Bernhard Riegl, Matthew Johnston, Peter W. Glynn, Inti Keith, Fernando Rivera, Mariana Vera-Zambrano, Stuart Banks, Joshua Feingold, and Peter J. Glynn

Characterization and Mapping of a Deep-Sea Sponge Ground on the Tropic Seamount (Northeast Tropical Atlantic): Implications for Spatial Management in the High Seas, Berta Ramiro Sanchez, Jose Manuel Gonzalez Irusta, Lea-Anne Henry, Jason Cleland, Isobel Yeo, Joana Xavier, Marina Carreiro-Silva, Iris Sampaio, Jeremy Spearman, Lissette Victorero, Charles G. Messing, Georgios Kazanidis, J. M. Roberts, and Bramley Murton


Measuring light scattering and absorption in corals with Inverse Spectroscopic Optical Coherence Tomography (ISOCT): a new tool for non-invasive monitoring, G. L. C. Spicer, A. Eid, D. Wangpraseurt, Timothy D. Swain, J. A. Winkelmann, J. Yi, M. Kuhl, L. A. Marcelino, and V. Backman


Assessing Deep-Pelagic Shrimp Biomass to 3000 m in The Atlantic Ocean and Ramifications of Upscaled Global Biomass, Alexander Vereshchaka, Anastasia Lunina, and Tracey Sutton

Groundwater as a Source of Dissolved Organic Matter to Coastal Waters: Insights from Radon and CDOM Observations in 12 Shallow Coastal Systems, Jackie R. Webb, Isaac R. Santos, Damien T. Maher, Douglas R. Tait, Tyler Cyronak, Mahmood Sadat-Noori, Paul Macklin, and Luke C. Jeffrey

Submissions from 2018

Effects of Coating Materials on Antibacterial Properties of Industrial and Sunscreen-Derived Titanium-Dioxide Nanoparticles on Escherichia coli, Soyoung Baek, Sung Hee Joo, Patricia Blackwelder, and Michal Toborek

Hot or Not? Comparative Behavioral Thermoregulation, Critical Temperature Regimes, and Thermal Tolerances of the Invasive Lionfish Pterois sp. Versus Native Western North Atlantic Reef Fishes, B. D. Barker, Andrij Horodysky, and David Kerstetter

Passive Dosing Yields Dissolved Aqueous Exposures of Crude Oil Comparable to the CROSERF (Chemical Response to Oil Spill: Ecological Effects Research Forum) Water Accommodated Fraction Method, Gopal Bera, Thomas Parkerton, Aaron Redman, Nicholas Turner, Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar, Jose Sericano, and Anthony H. Knap

Transcriptome Derived Microsatellites Demonstrate Strong Genetic Differentiation in Pacific White Sharks, Andrea Bernard, Vincent P. Richards, Michael J. Stanhope, and Mahmood S. Shivji


A Global Perspective on the Trophic Geography of Sharks, Christopher S. Bird, Ana Verissimo, Sarah Magozzi, Katya G. Abrantes, Alex Aguilar, Hassan Al-Reasi, Adam Barnett, Dana M. Bethea, Gerard Biais, Asuncion Borrell, Marc Bouchoucha, Mariah Boyle, Edward J. Brooks, Juerg Brunnschweiler, Paco Bustamante, Aaron Carlisle, Diana Catarino, Stephane Caut, Yves Cherel, Tiphaine Chouvelon, Diana Churchill, Javier Ciancio, Julien Claes, Ana Colaço, Dean L. Courtney, Pierre Cresson, Ryan Daly, Leigh de Necker, Tetsuya Endo, Ivon Figueiredo, Ashley J. Frisch, Joan Holst Hansen, Michael Heithaus, NIgel E. Hussey, Johannes Iitembu, Francis Jaunes, Michael J. Kinney, Jeremy J. Kiszka, Sebastian A. Klarian, Dorothee Kopp, Robert Leaf, Yunkai Li, Anne Lorrain, Daniel J. Madigan, Aleksandra Maljkovic, Luis Malpica-Cruz, Philip Matich, Mark G. Meekan, Frederic Menard, Gui M. Menezes, Samantha E. M. Munroe, Michael C. Newman, Yannis P. Papastamatiou, Heidi Pethybridge, Jeffrey D. Plumlee, Carlos Polo-Silva, Katie Quaeck-Davis, Vincent Raoult, Jonathan Reum, Yassir Eden Torres-Rojas, David S. Shiffman, Oliver N. Shipley, Conrad W. Speed, Michelle D. Staudinger, Amy K. Teffer, Alexander Tilley, Maria Valls, Jeremy Vaudo, Tak-Cheung Wai, R. J. David Wells, Alex S. J. Wyatt, Andrew Yool, and Clive N. Trueman

Decapod Diversity Associated with Deep-Sea Octocorals in the Gulf of Mexico, Heather Bracken-Grissom Dr., Edith A. Widder, Sonke Johnsen, Charles Messing, and Tamara Frank

Ontogenetic Diet Shifts of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) in a Mid-Ocean Developmental Habitat, Claire M. Burgett, Derek A. Burkholder, Kathryn A. Coates, Virginia L. Fourqurean, W. Judson Kenworthy, Sarah A. Manuel, Mark E. Outerbridge, and James W. Fourqurean


The Octocoral Fishery in the Southeastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico, Mark Chiappone, Paola Espitia, Leanne M. Rutten, and Steven Miller

Short-Term Spatial and Temporal Carbonate Chemistry Variability in Two Contrasting Seagrass Meadows: Implications for pH Buffering Capacities, Tyler Cyronak, Andreas J. Andersson, Sydney D'Angelo, Philip Bresnahan, Charles Davidson, Alyssa Griffin, Theodor Kindeberg, Jimmy Pennise, Yuichiro Takeshita, and Margot White


Taking the Metabolic Pulse of the World's Coral Reefs, Tyler Cyronak, Andreas J. Andersson, Chris Langdon, Rebecca Albright, Nicholas R. Bates, Ken Caldeira, Renee Carlton, Jorge E. Corredor, Rob B. Dunbar, Ian Enochs, Jonathan Erez, Bradley D. Eyre, Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Dwight Gledhill, Hajime Kayanne, David I. Kline, David A. Koweek, Coulson Lantz, Boaz Lazar, Derek Manzello, Ashly McMahon, Melissa Melendez, Heather N. Page, Isaac R. Santos, Kai G. Schulz, Emily Shaw, Jacob Silverman, Atsushi Suzuki, Lida Teneva, Atsushi Watanabe, and Shoji Yamamoto

Ripor2 is Involved in Auditory Hair Cell Stereociliary Bundle Structure and Orientation, Oscar Diaz-Horta, Clemer Abad, Filiz Basak Cengiz, Guney Bademci, Patricia Blackwelder, Katherina Walz, and Mustafa Tekin

Coral Reefs Will Transition to Net Dissolving Before End of Century, Bradley D. Eyre, Tyler Cyronak, Patrick Drupp, Eric Heinen De Carlo, Julian P. Sachs, and Andreas J. Andersson


Assessment of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem Connectivity for Proposed Expansion of a Marine Sanctuary in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico: Larval Dynamics, Lysel Garavelli, Michael S. Studivan, Joshua D. Voss, Alyson Kuba, Joana Figueiredo, and Laurent M. Cherubin


Antipredatory Escape Behaviors of Two Benthic Ctenophores in South Florida, Peter W. Glynn, Brian Coffman, Jeongran Vanderwoude, Nicolas Martinez, Joshua H. Dominguez, Julie M. Gross, and Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar

State of Corals and Coral Reefs of the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador): Past, Present, and Future, Peter W. Glynn, Joshua Feingold, Andrew Baker, Stuart Banks, Iliana B. Baums, Julia Cole, Mitchell W. Colgan, Peggy Fong, Peter J. Glynn, Inti Keith, Derek Manzello, Bernhard Riegl, Benjamin I. Ruttenberg, Tyler B. Smith, and Mariana Vera-Zambrano


Outplanting Technique, Host Genotype, and Site Affect the Initial Success of Outplanted Acropora cervicornis, Elizabeth Goergen and David S. Gilliam

Monitoring Programs of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Inventory, Development and Use of a Large Monitoring Database to Map Fish and Invertebrate Spatial Distributions, Arnaud Gruss, Holly A. Perryman, Elizabeth A. Babcock, Skyler Sagarese, James T. Thorson, Cameron H. Ainsworth, Evan John Anderson, Kenneth Brennan, Matthew D. Campbell, Mary C. Christman, Scott Cross, Michael Drexler, J. Marcus Drymon, Chris Gardner, David S. Hanisko, Jill Hendon, Christopher C. Koenig, Matthew Love, Fernando Martinez-Andrade, Jack Morris, Brandi T. Noble, Matthew A. Nuttall, Jason Osborne, Christy Pattengil-Semmens, Adam G. Pollack, Tracey Sutton, and Theodore S. Switzer


Ongoing Transposon-Mediated Genome Reduction in the Luminous Bacterial Symbionts of Deep-Sea Ceratioid Anglerfishes, Tory Hendry, Lindsay L. Freed, Dana Fadera, Dante Fenolio, Tracey Sutton, and Jose Lopez


Relative Abundance of Bacillus spp., Surfactant-Associated Bacterium Present in a Natural Sea Slick Observed by Satellite SAR Imagery over the Gulf of Mexico, Kathryn Howe, Cayla W. Dean, John Alexander Kluge, Alexander Soloviev, Aurelien Tartar, Mahmood S. Shivji, Susanne Lehner, and William Perrie


Diet of the Invasive Lionfish Pterois sp. in Broward County, Florida, Sarah Ann Jasper, J. D. Thomas, and David Kerstetter

An Algorithm for Optically-Deriving Water Depth from Multispectral Imagery in Coral Reef Landscapes in the Absence of Ground-Truth Data, Jeremy Kerr and Samuel J. Purkis


Billfishes in a Changing World, David Kerstetter and Jason Schratwieser


Thresholds and Drivers of Coral Calcification Responses to Climate Change, Niklas Kornder, Bernhard Riegl, and Joana Figueiredo

The First In Situ Encounter of Gigantura chuni (Giganturidae: Giganturoidei: Aulopiformes: Cyclosquamata: Teleostei), with a Preliminary Investigation of Pair-Bonding, Matthew J. Kupchik, Mark C. Benfield, and Tracey Sutton

Ontogenetic Partial Migration Is Associated with Environmental Drivers and Influences Fisheries Interactions in a Marine Predator, James S. E. Lea, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Lara L. Sousa, Choy Aming, Neil Burnie, Nicolas E. Humphries, Nuno Queiroz, Guy Harvey, David W. Sims, and Mahmood S. Shivji

Determining Coral Reef Calcification and Primary Production Using Automated Alkalinity, pH and pCO2 Measurements at High Temporal Resolution, Ashly McMahon, Isaac R. Santos, Kai G. Schulz, Tyler Cyronak, and Damien T. Maher

Actinometra blakei Hartlaub, 1912: Resurrected and Re-assigned, Charles Messing

The Application of Novel Research Technologies by the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium, Rosanna Milligan, Andrea Bernard, Kevin M. Boswell, Heather D. Bracken-Grissom, Marta D'Elia, Sergio DeRada, Cole Easson, David English, Ron Eytan, Kimberly A. Finnegan, Chuanmin Hu, Chad Lembke, Jose Lopez, Brad Penta, Travis Richards, Isabel C. Romero, Mahmood S. Shivji, Laura Timm, Joe Warren, Max Weber, R. J. David Wells, and Tracey Sutton


The Last Unicorns, Karen L. Neely

Hermaphroditic Spawning by the Gonochoric Pillar Coral Dendrogyra cylindrus, Karen L. Neely, C. Lewis, A. N. Chan, and I. B. Baums


Fine grained compositional analysis of Port Everglades Inlet microbiome using high throughput DNA sequencing, Lauren M. O'Connell, Song Gao, Donald S. McCorquodale Jr., Jay M. Fleisher, and Jose Lopez

Temporal Changes in Seawater Carbonate Chemistry and Carbon Export from a Southern California Estuary, May-Linn Paulsen, Andreas J. Andersson, Lihini Aluwihare, Tyler Cyronak, Sydney D'Angelo, Charles Davidson, Hany Elwany, Sarah N. Giddings, Heather N. Page, Magali Porrachia, and Stephen Schroeter


Comparing length-measurement methods and estimating growth parameters of free-swimming whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) near the South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Cameron T. Perry, Joana Figueiredo, Jeremy Vaudo, James Hancock, Richard Rees, and Mahmood S. Shivji

Enhancing Eco-Engineering of Coastal Infrastructure with Eco-Design: Moving from Mitigation to Integration, Sylvain Pioch, G. Relini, J. C. Souche, M. J. F. Stive, D. De Monbrison, S. Nassif, F. Simard, D. Allemand, P. Saussol, Richard E. Spieler, and Kirk Kilfoyle


An Additional Nomenclatural Transfer in the Pantropical Genus Myrsine (Primulaceae: Myrsinoideae), John J. Pipoly III and Jon M. Ricketson


A New Species of Cybianthus (Myrsinaceae) from the Cordillera del Condor (Ecuador and Peru), John J. Pipoly III and Jon M. Ricketson


Typification of the Genus Dicaryum (Verbenaceae), John J. Pipoly III and Jon M. Ricketson

Population Collapse Dynamics in Acropora downingi, an Arabian/Persian Gulf Ecosystem‐Engineering Coral, Linked to Rising Temperature, Bernhard Riegl, Matthew Johnston, Samuel J. Purkis, Emily Howells, John Burt, Sascha C. C. Steiner, Charles R. C. Sheppard, and Andrew Bauman

Variation in Rod Spectral Sensitivity of Fishes is Best Predicted by Habitat and Depth, Lorian E. Schweikert, Eleanor M. Caves, Sarah E. Solie, Tracey Sutton, and Sonke Johnsen

Community Structure of Shallow Water Alcyonacea (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from the Southern Tropical Eastern Pacific, Sascha C. C. Steiner, Bernhard Riegl, Antonella Lavorato, and Jenny Rodriguez

Revisiting the Phylogeny of Zoanthidea (Cnidaria: Anthozoa): Staggered Alignment of Hypervariable Sequences Improves Species Tree Inference, Timothy D. Swain


Physiological Integration of Coral Colonies is Correlated with Bleaching Resistance, Timothy D. Swain, Emily C. Bold, Phillip C. Osborn, Andrew H. Baird, Mark W. Westneat, Vadim Backman, and Luisa A. Marcelino

Relating Coral Skeletal Structures at Different Length Scales to Growth, Light Availability to Symbiodinium, and Thermal Bleaching, Timothy D. Swain, Simon Lax, Natalie Lake, Hannah Grooms, Vadim Backman, and Luisa A. Marcelino

Phylogenetic Analysis of Symbiont Transmission Mechanisms Reveal Evolutionary Patterns in Thermotolerance and Host Specificity That Enhance Bleaching Resistance Among Vertically Transmitted Symbiodinium, Timothy D. Swain, Mark W. Westneat, Vadim Backman, and Luisa A. Marcelino


Coral Reef Carbonate Chemistry Variability at Different Functional Scales, Yuichiro Takeshita, Tyler Cyronak, Todd R. Martz, Theodor Kindeberg, and Andreas J. Andersson

Macroalgae reduces survival of nursery‐reared Acropora corals in the Florida reef tract, Robert van Woesik, Kayla Ripple, and Steven L. Miller


Hypoplectrus liberte, a New and Endangered Microendemic Hamlet from Haiti (Teleostei: Serranidae), Benjamin C. Victor and Kenneth W. Marks


Impacts of a Regional, Multi-Year, Multi-Species Coral Disease Outbreak in Southeast Florida, Charles Walton, Nicole K. Hayes, and David S. Gilliam

Photoluminescent Carbon Dots: A Mixture of Heterogeneous Fractions, Yiqun Zhou, Piumi Y. Liyanage, Daniel L. Geleroff, Zhili Peng, Keenan J. Mintz, Sajini D. Hettiarachchi, Raja R. Pandey, Charles C. Chusuei, Patricia Blackwelder, and Roger M. Leblanc

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


Expanding Aquatic Observations Through Recreation, Robert J. W. Brewin, Kieran Hyder, Andreas J. Andersson, Oliver Billson, Philip J. Bresnahan, Thomas G. Brewin, Tyler Cyronak, Giorgio Dall'Olmo, Lee de Mora, George Graham, Thomas Jackson, and Dionysios E. Raitsos

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


A Principal Component Analysis of Vertical Temperature Profiles for Tracking Movements of Large Pelagic Fishes, Kathryn G. Carmody, Arthur Mariano, and David Kerstetter

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

Bleaching Events Regulate Shifts from Corals to Excavating Sponges in Algae-Dominated Reefs, Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Bernhard Riegl, Sven Zea, Jose V. Lopez, Tyler B. Smith, Marilyn Brandt, and David S. Gilliam


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


Climate Change, One Health and Mercury, L. K. Duffy, T. Vertigan, B. Dainowski, K. Dunlap, and Amy Hirons

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

El Niño, echinoid bioerosion and recovery potential of an isolated Galápagos coral reef: a modeling perspective, Peter J. Glynn, Peter W. Glynn, and Bernhard Riegl

Genotype and Attachment Technique Influence the Growth and Survival of Line Nursery Corals, Elizabeth Goergen, Zachary Ostroff, and David S. Gilliam


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


Coral Larvae are Poor Swimmers and Require Fine-Scale Reef Structure to Settle, Tom Hata, Joshua S. Madin, Vivian R. Cumbo, Mark W. Denny, Joana Figueiredo, Saki Harii, Christopher J. Thomas, and Andrew H. Baird

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