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


Non‐Linear Thresholds Characterize the Relationship Between Reef Fishes and Mangrove Habitat, Geoffrey S. Shideler, Rafael J. Araujo, Brian K. Walker, Jeremiah Blondeau, and Joseph E. Serafy


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


Is the State of the Air-Sea Interface a Factor in Rapid Intensification and Rapid Decline of Tropical Cyclones?, Alexander Soloviev, Roger Lukas, Mark A. Donelan, Brian K. Haus, and Isaac Ginis


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

Systematics of Himerometra (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Himerometridae) based on morphology and molecular data, Kristian Taylor, Greg W. Rouse, and Charles Messing

Petroleum Hydrocarbon Toxicity to Corals: a Review, Nick Turner and Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar

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.

Long-Term Satellite Tracking Reveals Region-Specific Movements of a Large Pelagic Predator, the Shortfin Mako Shark, in the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Jeremy Vaudo, Michael Byrne, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Guy Harvey, and Mahmood S. Shivji

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

Comparison of coral diversity between big and small atolls: a case study of Yongle atoll and Lingyang reef, Xisha Islands, central of South China Sea, Meixia Zhao, Kefu Yu, Qi Shi, Hongqiang Yan, Bernhard Riegl, Qiaomin Zhang, Hongqiang Yan, Tianran Chen, Guohui Liu, and Ziyun Lin

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

Global Population Genetic Dynamics of a Highly Migratory, Apex Predator Shark, Andrea Bernard, Kevin A. Feldheim, Michael Heithaus, Sabine Wintner, Bradley M. Wetherbee, and Mahmood S. Shivji

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


Low Florida Coral Calcification Rates in the Plio-Pleistocene, Thomas C. Brachert, Markus Reuter, Stefan Kruger, James S. Klaus, Kevin P. Helmle, and Janice M. Lough


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


Evolutionary Heritage Influences Amazon Tree Ecology, Fernanda Coelho de Souza, Kyle G. Dexter, Oliver L. Phillips, Roel J. W. Brienen, Jerome Chave, David Galbraith, Gabriela Lopez Gonzalez, Abel Monteagudo M., R. Toby Pennington, Lourens Poorter, Miguel Alexiades, Esteban Alvarez Davila, Ana Andrade, Luiz E. O. C. Aragao, Alejandro Araujo-Murakami, Eric Arets, Gerardo A. Aymard C., Christopher Baraloto, Jorcely Barroso, Damien Bonal, Rene G. A. Boot, Jose Luis C. Camargo, James A. Comiskey, Fernando Cornejo Valverde, Plinio Barbosa de Camargo, Anthony Di Fiore, Fernando Elias, Terry L. Erwin, Ted R. Feldpausch, Leandro Ferreira, Nikolaos M. Fyllas, Manuel Gloor, Bruno Herault, Rafael Herrera, Niro Higuchi, Euridice N. Honorio Coronado, Timothy Killeen, William F. Laurance, Susan G. W. Laurance, Jon Lloyd, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Yadvinder Malhi, Leandro Maracahipes, Beatriz S. Marimon, Ben-Hur Marimon Jr., Casimiro Mendoza, Paulo S. Morandi, David Neill, Percy Nunez Vargas, Edmar A. Oliveira, Eddie Lenza, Walter Palacios, Maria C. Penuela-Mora, John J. Pipoly III, Nigel C. A. Pitman, Adriana Prieto, Carlos A. Quesada, Hirma Ramirez-Angulo, Agustin Rudas, Kalle Ruokolainen, Rafael P. Salomao, Marcos Silveira, Juliana Stropp, Hans ter Steege, Raquel Thomas, Peter van der Hout, Geertje van der Heijden, Peter J. van der Meer, Rodolfo V. Vasquez, Simone A. Vieira, Emilio Vilanova, Vincent A. Vos, Ophelia Wang, Kenneth R. Young, and Roderick J. Zagt


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


Sponge distribution and the presence of photosymbionts in Moorea, French Polynesia, Christopher J. Freeman and Cole Easson

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

Sponge Biodiversity of Beauchene and the Sea Lion Islands and South-East East Falkland, Falkland Islands, with a Description of Nine New Species, Claire Goodwin, Jennifer Jones, Karen L. Neely, and Paul Brickle


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

The Non-Native Royal Damsel (Neopomacentrus cyanomos) in the Southern Gulf of Mexico: An Invasion Risk?, Matthew Johnston and John L. Akins

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

Crossing the Blood–Brain–Barrier with Transferrin Conjugated Carbon Dots: A Zebrafish Model Study, Shanghao Li, Zhili Peng, Julia Dallman, James Baker, Abdelhameed M. Othman, Patricia Blackwelder, and Roger M. Leblanc


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


High Resolution Study of the Spatial Distributions of Abyssal Fishes by Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Rosanna Milligan, K. J. Morris, B. J. Bett, J. M. Durden, D. O. B. Jones, K. Robert, H. A. Ruhl, and D. M. Bailey


Fish Communities Associated with Cold-Water Corals Vary with Depth and Substratum Type, Rosanna Milligan, Gemma Spence, J. Murray Roberts, and David M. Bailey


Sex on the Reef: Observations of Coral Spawning in Dry Tortugas National Park, Karen L. Neely and Tracy A. Ziegler


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


Comparative Use of a Caribbean Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem and Association with Fish Spawning Aggregations by Three Species of Shark, Alexandra E. Pickard, Jeremy Vaudo, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Richard S. Nemeth, Jeremiah Blondeau, Elizabeth Kadison, and Mahmood S. Shivji

A Half-Century of Coastline Change in Diego Garcia – the Largest Atoll Island in the Chagos, Samuel J. Purkis, Rob Gardiner, and Matthew Johnston

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

Vertical Movements of Shortfin Mako Sharks Isurus oxyrinchus in the Western North Atlantic Ocean are Strongly Influenced by Temperature, Jeremy Vaudo, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Anthony D. Wood, Kevin Weng, Lucy A. Howey-Jordan, Guy Harvey, and Mahmood S. Shivji


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

Isolation and Characterization of Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers from a Globally Distributed Marine Apex Predator, the Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier), Andrea Bernard, Kevin A. Feldheim, and Mahmood S. Shivji


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

Trophic Interactions of Common Elasmobranchs in Deep-Sea Communities of the Gulf of Mexico Revealed through Stable Isotope and Stomach Content Analysis, Diana A. Churchill, Michael Heithaus, Jeremy Vaudo, R. Dean Grubbs, Kirk Gastrich, and Jose I. Castro

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 Scientific Basis for Regulating Deep-Sea Fishing by Depth, Jo Clarke, Rosanna Milligan, David M. Bailey, and Francis Neat

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


Hyperdominance in Amazonian Forest Carbon Cycling, Sophie Fauset, Michelle O. Johnson, Manuel Gloor, Timothy R. Baker, Abel Monteagudo M., Roel J. W. Brienen, Ted R. Feldpausch, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Yadvinder Malhi, Hans ter Steege, Nigel C. A. Pitman, Christopher Baraloto, Julien Engel, Pascal Petronelli, Ana Andrade, Jose Luis C. Camargo, Susan G. W. Laurance, William F. Laurance, Jerome Chave, Elodie Allie, Percy Nunez Vargas, John W. Terborgh, Kalle Ruokolainen, Marcos Silveira, Gerardo A. Aymard C., Luzmila Arroyo, Damien Bonal, Hirma Ramirez-Angulo, Alejandro Araujo-Murakami, David Neill, Bruno Herault, Aurelie Dourdain, Armando Torres-Lezama, Beatriz S. Marimon, Rafael P. Salomao, James A. Comiskey, Maxime Rejou-Mechain, Marisol Toledo, Juan Carlos Licona, Alfred Alarcon, Adriana Prieto, Agustin Rudas, Peter J. van der Meer, Timothy J. Killeen, Ben-Hur Marimon Jr., Lourens Poorter, Rene G. A. Boot, Basil Stergios, Emilio Vilanova Torre, Flavia R. C. Costa, Carolina Levis, Juliana Schietti, Priscila Souza, Nikee Groot, Eric Arets, Victor Chama Moscoso, Wendeson Castro, Euridice N. Honorio Coronado, Marielos Pena-Claros, Clement Stahl, Jorcely Barroso, Joey Talbot, Ima Celia Guimaraes Vieira, Geertje van der Heijden, Raquel Thomas, Vincent A. Vos, Everton C. Almeida, Esteban Alvarez Davila, Luiz E. O. C. Aragao, Terry L. Erwin, Paulo S. Morandi, Edmar Almeida de Oliveira, Marco B. X. Valadao, Roderick J. Zagt, Peter van der Hout, Patricia Alvarez Loayza, John J. Pipoly III, Ophelia Wang, Miguel Alexiades, Carlos E. Ceron, Isau Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Anthony Di Fiore, Julie Peacock, Nadir C. Pallqui Camacho, Ricardo K. Umetsu, Plinio Barbosa de Camargo, Robyn J. Burnham, Rafael Herrera, Carlos A. Quesada, Juliana Stropp, Simone A. Vieira, Marc Steininger, Carlos Reynel Rodriguez, Zorayda Restrepo, Adriane Esquivel Muelbert, Simon L. Lewis, Georgia C. Pickavance, and Oliver L. Phillips

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

Nontoxic Carbon Dots Potently Inhibit Human Insulin Fibrillation, Shanghao Li, Lingyu Wang, Charles C. Chusuei, Valentina M. Suarez, Patricia Blackwelder, Miodrag Micic, Jhony Orbulescu, and Roger M. Leblanc


Biogeochemical Analysis of Ancient Pacific Cod Bone Suggests Hg Bioaccumulation was Linked to Paleo Sea Level Rise and Climate Change, Maribeth S. Murray, C. Peter McRoy, L. K. Duffy, Amy Hirons, J. M. Schaaf, Robert P. Trocine, and John Trefry


A New Species of the Ceratioid Anglerfish Genus Lasiognathus Regan (Lophiiformes: Oneirodidae) from the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Theodore W. Pietsch and Tracey Sutton

Morphometric Patterns in Modern Carbonate Platforms Can Be Applied to the Ancient Rock Record: Similarities Between Modern Alacranes Reef and Upper Palaeozoic Platforms of the Barents Sea, Samuel J. Purkis, Giulio Casini, Dave Hunt, and Arnout Colpaert

Genetic Evidence Supports Larval Retention in the Western Caribbean for an Invertebrate With High Dispersal Capability (Ophiothrix suensonii: Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea), Vincent P. Richards, Melissa B. DeBiasse, and Mahmood S. Shivji


Water Column Productivity and Temperature Predict Coral Reef Regeneration Across the Indo-Pacific, Bernhard Riegl, Peter W. Glynn, Evie A. Wieters, Samuel J. Purkis, C. D'Angelo, and Joerg Wiedenmann

Coral Population Dynamics Across Consecutive Mass Mortality Events, Bernhard Riegl and Samuel J. Purkis


Semi-Automated Object-Based Classification of Coral Reef Habitat Using Discrete Choice Models, Steven Saul and Samuel J. Purkis


3D Dynamics of Freshwater Lenses in the Near-Surface Layer of the Tropical Ocean, Alexander Soloviev, Cayla Whitney Dean, and Atsushi Fujimura

The Effect of Parasitic Infection by Hematodinium SP. on Escape Swimming and Subsequent Recovery in the Norway Lobster, Nephrops norvegicus (L.), G. D. Stentiford, D. M. Neil, A. Albalat, Rosanna Milligan, and N. Bailey


Growth, Injury, and Population Dynamics in the Extant Cyrtocrinid Holopus mikihe (Crinoidea, Echinodermata) near Roatan, Honduras, V. J. Syverson, Charles G. Messing, Karl Stanley, and Tomasz K. Baumiller

Connectivity Between Submerged and Near-Sea-Surface Coral Reefs: Can Submerged Reef Populations Act as Refuges?, Christopher J. Thomas, Tom C. L. Bridge, Joana Figueiredo, Eric Deleersnijder, and Emmanuel Hanert


Leucothoe eltoni sp. n., a New Species of Commensal Leucothoid Amphipod from Coral Reefs in Raja Ampat, Indonesia (Crustacea, Amphipoda), James Darwin Thomas

The Effect of the North Atlantic Subpolar Front as a Boundary in Pelagic Biogeography Decreases with Increasing Depth and Organism Size, Michael Vecchione, Tone Falkenhaug, Tracey Sutton, April Cook, Astthor Gislason, Hege Overbo Hansen, Mikko Heino, Peter I. Miller, Uwe Piatkowski, Filipe M. Porteiro, Henrik Soiland, and Odd Aksel Bergstad