The repository for scientific information on mesophotic ecosystems

Latest update: November 22, 2022

Latest publications
Mesophotic coral ecosystems of French Polynesia are hotspots of alpha and beta generic diversity for scleractinian assemblages | article
Pérez-Rosales G, Pichon M, Rouzé H, Villéger S, Torda G, Bongaerts P, Carlot J, Under The Pole Consortium, Parravicini V, Hédouin L (2022)
Diversity and Distributions 28: 1391–1403

Using Stable Isotope Analyses to Assess the Trophic Ecology of Scleractinian Corals | article
Lesser MP, Slattery M, Macartney KJ (2022)

Islands in the mud: The South Texas banks provide crucial mesophotic habitat for coral communities | article
Bollinger M, Macartney KJ, Easton EE, Hicks DW (2022)
Front Mar Sci

Light and photoacclimatization drive distinct differences between shallow and mesophotic coral communities | article
Carpenter GE, Chequer AD, Weber S, Mass T, Goodbody-Gringley G (2022)
Ecosphere 13:e4200

Mesophotic depths hide high coral cover communities in French Polynesia | article
Pérez-Rosales G, Hernández-Agreda A, Bongaerts P, Rouzé H, Pichon M, Carlot J, Torda G, Under The Pole Consortium, Parravicini V, Hédouin L (2022)
Science of The Total Environment

Depth dependent trophic strategies of Caribbean sponges on mesophotic coral reefs | article
Macartney KJ, Pankey MS, Abraham AC, Slattery M, Lesser MP (2022)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 693:125-140

Reefscape Genomics: Leveraging Advances in 3D Imaging to Assess Fine-Scale Patterns of Genomic Variation on Coral Reefs | article
Bongaerts P, Dubé C, Prata KE, Gijsbers JC, Achlatis M, Hernandez-Agreda A (2021)
Front Mar Sci

Depth-dependent parental effects create invisible barriers to coral dispersal | article
Shlesinger T, Loya Y (2021)
Communications Biology 4:202

Expanding coral reproductive knowledge using remotely operated vehicles (ROV): broadcast-spawning observations of mesophotic corals at the Flower G... | article
Strader ME, Aichelman HE, Tramonte CA, Dickerson HE, Benson BE, Howe-Kerr LI, Hickerson EL, Davies SW (2021)
Marine Biodiversity

Predicting the distribution of threatened orbicellid corals in shallow and mesophotic reef ecosystems | article
Egan KE, Viehman TS, Holstein DM, Poti M, Groves SH, Smith TB (2021)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 667:61-81

Latest mentions
Salome Buglass  @BugSalome
More deets on these odd tropical #mesophotic kelps:

Mass Coral Lab  @Mass_Coral_Lab
What a team! Dr. Tali Mass from @UofHaifa and @AmyApprill from @WHOI joined @pinkfindiver at @reefresearch as part…

Ocean Ecol Lab  @Ocean_Ecol
⏰Abstract submissions for @apcrs2023 extended to 15 Dec‼️ Check out all the great sessions, including ours on: 🪸…

NOAA's Flower Garden Banks Natl Marine Sanctuary  @FGBNMS
DYK that #ThreadnoseBass are only found in the deeper parts of the sanctuary? They seem to prefer our #Mesophotic h…

IUI-Eilat  @iui_eilat
New publication on #octocoral-associated Symbiodiniaceae in the Gulf of Aqaba/Eilat by @Ronen_Liberman ➡️Host ide…

Alejandra Hernández  @AlelimonHA
I am excited to be back in Australia and talk about my research this weekend - the first conference in a LONG time.…