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.

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Submissions from 2016

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

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Skeletal Light-Scattering Accelerates Bleaching Response in Reef-Building Corals, Timothy D. Swain, Emily DuBois, Andrew Gomes, Valentina P. Stoyneva, Andrew J. Radosevich, Jillian Henss, Michelle E. Wagner, Justin Derbas, Hannah Grooms, Elizabeth M. Velazquez, Joshua Traub, Brian J. Kennedy, Arabela A. Grigorescu, Mark W. Westneat, Kevin Sanborn, Shoshana Levine, Mark Schick, George Parsons, Brendan C. Briggs, Jeremy D. Rogers, Vadim Backman, and Luisa A. Marcelino

Coral Bleaching Response Index: A New Tool to Standardize and Compare Susceptibility to Thermal Bleaching, Timothy D. Swain, Jesse B. Vega-Perkins, William K. Oestreich, Conrad Triebold, Emily DuBois, Jillian Henss, Andrew H. Baird, Margaret Siple, Vadim Backman, and Luisa A. Marcelino

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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

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Antagonistic Effects of Ocean Acidification and Rising Sea Surface Temperature on the Dissolution of Coral Reef Carbonate Sediments, Daniel Trnovsky, Laura Stoltenberg, Tyler Cyronak, and Bradley D. Eyre

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

Drivers of Carbon Isotopic Fractionation in a Coral Reef Lagoon: Predominance of Demand over Supply, Matheus C. Carvalho, Isaac R. Santos, Damien T. Maher, Tyler Cyronak, Ashly McMahon, Kai G. Schulz, and Bradley D. Eyre

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Book Review - Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century, J. Matthew Hoch

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Nitrous Oxide and Methane Dynamics in a Coral Reef Lagoon Driven by Pore Water Exchange: Insights from Automated High‐Frequency Observations, Chiara O'Reilly, Isaac R. Santos, Tyler Cyronak, Ashly McMahon, and Damien T. Maher

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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

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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

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

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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

Evolution of Anthozoan Polyp Retraction Mechanisms: Convergent Functional Morphology and Evolutionary Allometry of the Marginal Musculature in Order Zoanthidea (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia), Timothy D. Swain, Jennifer L. Schellinger, Anna M. Strimaitis, and Kim E. Reuter

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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

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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

Diagnosing Domoic Acid Toxicosis in the California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) Using Behavioral Criteria: A Novel Approach, Christiana Wittmaack, Garet P. Lahvis, Edward O. Keith, and Caryn Self-Sullivan

Phylogenetic and Transcriptomic Analyses Reveal the Evolution of Bioluminescence and Light Detection in Marine Deep-Sea Shrimps of the Family Oplophoridae (Crustacea: Decapoda), Juliet M. Wong, Jorge L. Perez-Moreno, Tin-Yam Chan, Tamara M. Frank, and Heather D. Bracken-Grissom

Submissions from 2014

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Age and Growth of Three Coastal-Pelagic Tunas (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Scombridae) in the Florida Straits, USA: Blackfin Tuna, Thunnus atlanticus, Little Tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus, and Skipjack Tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis, Jessica L. Adams and David W. Kerstetter

The People vs. The Florida Manatee: A Review of the Laws Protecting Florida's Endangered Marine Mammal and Need for Application, Aarin Conrad Allen, Danielle C. Sattelberger, and Edward O. Keith

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Comment on “Chemically Mediated Behavior of Recruiting Corals and Fishes: A Tipping Point That May Limit Reef Recovery”, Andrew H. Baird, Vivian R. Cumbo, Joana Figueiredo, Saki Harii, Tom Hata, and Joshua S. Madin

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Marginal Coral Populations: the Densest Known Aggregation of Pocillopora in the Galápagos Archipelago is of Asexual Origin, Iliana B. Baums, Meghann Devlin-Durante, Beatrice A. A. Laing, Joshua S. Feingold, Tyler B. Smith, Andrew Bruckner, and Joao Monteiro

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Comparative Population Genetics and Evolutionary History of Two Commonly Misidentified Billfishes of Management and Conservation Concern, Andrea M. Bernard, Mahmood S. Shivji, Eric Prince, Fabio H.V. Hazin, Freddy Arocha, Andres Domingo, and Kevin A. Feldheim

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Two Distinct Microbial Communities Revealed in the Sponge Cinachyrella, Marie L. Cuvelier, Emily Blake, Rebecca Mulheron, Peter J. McCarthy, Patricia Blackwelder, Rebecca Vega-Thurber, and Jose V. Lopez

In Situ Determination of Cellular DMSP and Pigment Quotas in a Prorocentrum Minimum Bloom near the Falkland Islands, Tyler Cyronak, Erin O'Reilly, Peter A. Lee, and Giacomo R. DiTullio

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Drivers of pCO2 Variability in Two Contrasting Coral Reef Lagoons: The Influence of Submarine Groundwater Discharge, Tyler Cyronak, Isaac R. Santos, Dirk V. Erler, Damien T. Maher, and Bradley D. Eyre

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Enhanced Acidification of Global Coral Reefs Driven by Regional Biogeochemical Feedbacks, Tyler Cyronak, Kai G. Schulz, Isaac R. Santos, and Bradley D. Eyre

A Discrete Mathematical Extension of Conceptual Ecological Models - Application for the SE Florida Shelf, Franziska Elmer and Bernhard Riegl

Benthic Coral Reef Calcium Carbonate Dissolution in an Acidifying Ocean, Bradley D. Eyre, Andreas J. Andersson, and Tyler Cyronak

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Ecology of the Oceanic Rim: Pelagic Eels as Key Ecosystem Components, Jennifer N. Feagans-Bartow and Tracey Sutton

Increased Local Retention of Reef Coral Larvae as a Result of Ocean Warming, Joana Figueiredo, Andrew H. Baird, Saki Harii, and Sean R. Connolly

Book Review - See Life at the Extremes, Tamara M. Frank

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Environmental Variability and Biodiversity of Megabenthos on the Hebrides Terrace Seamount (Northeast Atlantic), Lea-Anne Henry, Johanne Vad, Helen S. Findlay, Javier Murillo, Rosanna Milligan, and J. Murray Roberts

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Book Review - Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids, J. Matthew Hoch

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Book Review - Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships, J. Matthew Hoch

Myctophid Feeding Ecology and Carbon Transport Along the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Jeanna M. Hudson, Deborah K. Steinberg, Tracey Sutton, John E. Graves, and Robert J. Latour

Are Lionfish Set for a Mediterranean Invasion? Modelling Explains Why This is Unlikely to Occur, Matthew W. Johnston and Samuel J. Purkis

Lionfish in the Eastern Pacific: A Cellular Automaton Approach to Assessing Invasion Risk, Matthew W. Johnston and Samuel J. Purkis

Spectral Sensitivity, Luminous Sensitivity, and Temporal Resolution of the Visual Systems in Three Sympatric Temperate Coastal Shark Species, Mieka Kalinoski, Amy Hirons, Andrij Horodysky, and Richard Brill

Stable Isotopes Confirm a Coastal Diet for Critically Endangered Mediterranean Monk Seals, Alexandros A. Karamanlidis, P. Jeff Curtis, Amy Hirons, Marianna Psaradellis, Panagiotis Dendrinos, and John B. Hopkins III

Length-Length and Length-Weight Relationships of Oilfish (Ruvettus pretiosus), Escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum), Snake Mackerel (Gempylus serpens), and Longnose Lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox) From the Gulf of Mexico and the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Heidi R. Keller and David W. Kerstetter

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Temperature-Induced Viral Resistance in Emiliania huxleyi (Prymnesiophyceae), B. Jacob Kendrick, Giacomo R. DiTullio, Tyler Cyronak, James M. Fulton, Benjamin A. S. Van Mooy, and Kay D. Bidle

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Mammalian Keratin Associated Proteins (KRTAPs) Subgenomes: Disentangling Hair Diversity and Adaptation to Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments, Imran Khan, Emanuel Maldonado, Vitor Vasconcelos, Stephen J. O'Brien, Warren E. Johnson, and Agostinho Antunes

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Historical Reconstruction of Population Density of the Echinoid Diadema antillarum on Florida Keys Shallow Bank-Barrier Reefs, Donald L. Kissling, William F. Precht, Steven Miller, and Mark Chiappone

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Perceived Risk of Predation Affects Reproductive Life-History Traits in Gambusia holbrooki, but Not in Heterandria formosa, Shomen Kukherjee, Michael Heithaus, Joel C. Trexler, Jayanti Ray-Mukherjee, and Jeremy Vaudo

Ryther Revisited: Nutrient Excretions by Fishes Enhance Productivity of Pelagic Sargassum in the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Brian Lapointe, Lorin E. West, Tracey Sutton, and Chuanmin Hu

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Possible Recovery of Acropora palmata (Scleractinia:Acroporidae) Within the Veracruz Reef System, Gulf of Mexico: A Survey of 24 Reefs to Assess the Benthic Communities, Elizabeth Anne Larson, David S. Gilliam, Mauricio Lopez Padierna, and Brian K. Walker

Interacting Regional-Scale Regime Shifts for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Paul Leadley, Juan Fernandez-Manjarres, Enora Bruley, Vania Proenca, Henrique M. Pereira, Rob Alkemade, Reinette Biggs, William Cheung, David Cooper, Joana Figueiredo, Eric Gilman, Sylvie Guenette, George Hurtt, Cheikh Mbow, Thierry Oberdorff, The Nature Conservancy, Jörn P. W. Scharlemann, Matt Walpole, Robert Scholes, Mark Stafford Smith, and U. Rashid Sumaila

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Genetic Variations Affecting Serum Carcinoembryonic Antigen Levels and Status of Regional Lymph Nodes in Patients with Sporadic Colorectal Cancer from Southern China, Yu Liang, Weizhong Tang, Tiquiang Huang, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Xiaobo Yang, Haiying Zhang, Yanling Hu, Xue Qin, Shan Li, Shijun Zhang, Linjian Mo, Zhenjia Liang, Deyi Shi, Zhang Huang, Yingyong Guan, Jicheng Zhou, Cheryl Winkler, Stephen J. O'Brien, Jianfeng Xu, Zengnan Mo, and Tao Peng

Percent Recent Mortality (PRM) of Stony Corals as an Ecological Indicator of Coral Reef Condition, D. Lirman, N. Formel, S. Schopmeyer, Jerald Ault, S. G. Smith, David S. Gilliam, and Bernhard Riegl

Sympatric Asian Felid Phylogeography Reveals A Major Indochinese-Sundaic Divergence, Shu-Jin Luo, Yue Zhang, Warren E. Johnson, Lin Miao, Paolo Martelli, Agostinho Antunes, James L. D. Smith, and Stephen J. O'Brien

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Ecosystem Indicators for Southeast Florida Beaches, Frank E. Marshall, Kenneth Banks, and Geoffrey S. Cook

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Fine-Scale Features on the Sea Surface in SAR Satellite Imagery - Part 2: Numerical Modeling, Silvia Matt, A. Fujimura, Alexander Soloviev, S. H. Rhee, and R. Romeiser

A Call for Deep-Ocean Stewardship, Kathryn J. Mengerink, Cindy L. Van Dover, Jeff Ardron, Maria Baker, Elva Escobar-Briones, Kristina Gjerde, J. Anthony Koslow, Eva Ramirez-Llodra, Ana Lara-Lopez, Dale Squires, Tracey Sutton, Andrew K. Sweetman, and Lisa A. Levin

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In Vitro Interaction of Pseudomonas aeruginosa with Human Middle Ear Epithelial Cells, Rahul Mittal, M'hamed Grati, Robert Gerring, Patricia Blackwelder, Denise Yan, Jian-Dong Li, and Xue Zhong Liu

A New Method for Ecological Surveying of the Abyss Using Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Photography, Kirsty J. Morris, B. J. Bett, J. M. Durden, Veerle A. I. Huvenne, Rosanna Milligan, Daniel O. B. Jones, Stephen McPhail, Katleen Robert, David M. Bailey, and H. A. Ruhl

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Fish Schools: Not All Seats in the Class Are Equal, Lauren E. Nadler

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A New Species of Cybianthus (Myrsinaceae) from Tobago and Venezuela, John J. Pipoly III and Jon M. Ricketson

Large-Scale Carbonate Platform Development of Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas, and Implications for Associated Reef Geomorphology, Samuel J. Purkis, Jeremy Kerr, Alexandra Dempsey, Andrew Calhoun, Liisa Metsamaa, Bernhard Riegl, Villy Kourafalou, Andrew Bruckner, and Philip Renaud

Unravelling the Influence of Water Depth and Wave Energy on the Facies Diversity of Shelf Carbonates, Samuel J. Purkis, Gwilym Rowlands, and Jeremy Kerr

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A New Combination in Ardisia (Myrsinaceae) from Vietnam, Jon M. Ricketson and John J. Pipoly III