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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

Effects of EMF Emissions from Undersea Electric Cables on Coral Reef Fish, Audie Kirk Kilfoyle, Robert F. Jermain, Manhar R. Dhanak, Joseph P. Huston, and Richard E. Spieler


Short-Term Toxicity of 1-Methylnaphthalene to Americamysis bahia and 5 Deep-Sea Crustaceans, Anthony H. Knap, Nicholas R. Turner, Gopal Bera, Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar, Tamara Frank, Jose Sericano, and Bernhard Riegl

Temporal Dynamics of Black Band Disease Affecting Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) following Two Consecutive Hyperthermal Events on the Florida Reef Tract, Cynthia L. Lewis, Karen L. Neely, Laurie L. Richardson, and Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty

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