The repository for scientific information on mesophotic ecosystems

Latest update: March 22, 2023

Latest publications
Marine heat waves drive bleaching and necrosis of temperate sponges | article
Bell JJ, Smith RO, Micaroni V, Strano F, Balemi CA, Caiger PE, Miller KI, Spyksma AJ, Shears NT (2023)
Curr Biol 33:158-63

Fish community assessment of shelf-edge artificial reefs along east-central Florida | article
McCallister MP, Oppenborn J, Ajemian MJ. (2023)
Fish Res 259:106561

Anchor scour from shipping and the defaunation of rocky reefs: A quantitative assessment | article
Broad A, Rees M, Knott N, Swadling D, Hammond M, Ingleton T, Morris B, Davis AR (2023)
Science of The Total Environment 863:160717

Fish sounds of photic and mesophotic coral reefs: variation with depth and type of island | article
Raick X, Di Iorio L, Lecchini D, Gervaise C, Hédouin L, Pérez-Rosales G, Rouzé H, Bertucci F, Parmentier E (2023)
Coral Reefs

Acclimation potential of Acropora to mesophotic environment | article
Tavakoli-Kolour P, Sinniger F, Morita M, Harii S (2023)
Mar Pollut Bull

Mesophotic reefs are not refugia for neither taxonomic nor functional diversity of reef fishes | article
Loiseau N, Villéger S, Le Bozec C, Gimenez M, Kawahara SL, Claverie T (2023)
Coral Reefs 42:63-75

Low vulnerability of the Mediterranean antipatharian Antipathella subpinnata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) to ocean warming | article
Mathilde G, Tom Z, Lorenzo B, Pascal R, Marzia B, Margherita T, Bruno D, Philippe D, Charlène G (2023)
Ecol Model

Thermal performance with depth: Comparison of a mesophotic scleractinian and an antipatharian species subjected to internal waves in Mo'orea, Frenc... | article
Godefroid M, Dubois P, Hédouin L (2023)
Mar Environ Res 184:105851

Inconsistency in community structure and ecological quality between platform and cliff coralligenous assemblages | article
Piazzi L, Ferrigno F, Guala I, Cinti MF, Conforti A, De Falco G, De Luca M, Grech D, La Manna G, Pascucci V, Pansini A (2022)
Ecol Indic 136:108657

Dietary characteristics of the ecologically-important fish species Centroberyx gerrardi, including discussion of resource partitioning among speci... | article
Platell ME, Maschette D, Coulson PG, Tweedley JR, Potter IC (2022)
Estuar Coast Shelf Sci 275:107975

Diversity, structure and spatial distribution of megabenthic communities in Cap de Creus continental shelf and submarine canyon (NW Mediterranean) | article
Dominguez-Carrió C, Riera JL, Robert K, Zabala M, Requena S, Gori A, Orejas C, Iacono CL, Estournel C, Corbera G, Ambroso S (2022)
Progr Oceanogr 208:102877

The Eocene carbonate platform of the central-western Malaguides (Internal Betic Zone, S Spain) and its meaning for the Cenozoic paleogeography of t... | article
Tosquella J, Martín-Martín M, Guerrera F, Serrano F, Tramontana M (2022)
Palaeogeogr Palaeoclimatol Palaeoecol 589:110840

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Dense aggregations supported threatened sparids such as the #criticallyendangered Seventy-Four, Polysteganus undulo…

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In this paper, we document the discovery of a #mesophotic #rhodolith bed off the South African coast between 30–65…

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Hey #phycologyfriday, I found my first living Galapagos abalone (Haliotis dalii) 😍,which was one of the many cute i…

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#Mesophotic #reefs are different from Euphotic ones, but not only biologically, also sedimentologically. With cutting-edge #AUV and #SyntheticApertureSonar, we can begin to see how.


Just added Thoms Rock to my diving sites wish list
RT @ValerioMicaroni
ROV is nice, but diving is better! Yesterday we finally got a chance to dive Thoms Rock in Cook Strait (New Zealand) to collect data on #temperate #mesophotic communities.

So much life in these reefs!🦞🐟🐠🦈🦭🪸🐚



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While searching for a job/PhD, I realized I'm more likely to contact researchers that have a personal/lab website where I can find more info on their research lines, open positions, etc. That's why I decided to create my own (next time I want to try to make it with #QuartoPub)

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