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Latest update: September 9, 2021

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Observations of sea anemones (Hexacorallia: Actiniaria) overgrowing black corals (Hexacorallia: Antipatharia) | article
Gress E, Kaimuddin M (2021)
Marine Biodiversity

Symbiodiniaceae conduct under natural bleaching stress during advanced gametogenesis stages of a mesophotic coral | article
Eyal G, Eyal-Shaham L, Loya Y (2021)
Coral Reefs 40:959–964

Mesophotic coral reef community structure: the constraints of imagery collected by unmanned vehicles | article
Lesser MP, Slattery M (2021)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 663:229-236

Gorgonians Are Foundation Species on Sponge-Dominated Mesophotic Coral Reefs in the Caribbean | article
Slattery M, Lesser MP (2021)
Front Mar Sci

Incident light on mesophotic corals is constrained by reef topography and colony morphology | article
Lesser MP, Mobley CD, Hedley JD, Slattery M (2021)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 670:49-60

Mesophotic coral refuges following multiple disturbances | article
Bloomberg J, Holstein DM (2021)
Coral Reefs 40:821-834

Mesophotic fish communities of the ancient coastline in Western Australia | article
Currey-Randall LM, Galaiduk R, Stowar M, Vaughan BI, Miller KJ (2021)
PLoS ONE 16:e0250427

Upper-mesophotic and shallow reef corals exhibit similar thermal tolerance, sensitivity and optima | article
Gould K, Bruno JF, Ju R, Goodbody-Gringley G (2021)
Coral Reefs 40:907–920

Environmental Drivers of Mesophotic Echinoderm Assemblages of the Southeastern Pacific Ocean | article
Mecho A, Dewitte B, Sellanes J, van Gennip S, Easton EE, Gusmao JB (2021)
Front Mar Sci 8:574780

Lipid biomarkers reveal the trophic plasticity of octocorals along a depth gradient | article
Pupier CA, Mies M, Fine M, Bastos Francini‐Filho R, Pereira Brandini F, Zambotti‐Villela L, Colepicolo P, Ferrier‐Pagès C (2021)
Limnol Oceanogr 66:2078–2087

Latest mentions
Functional Reef Ecology Lab  @fre_lab
#Mesophotic reefs are diversified and could be very important for the overall resilience of #CoralReefs. Yet, in…

Stephane De Palmas, Ph.D  @PalmasStephane
All the scleractinian corals mentioned in our paper are in Academia Sinica museum (skeleton + alcohol preserved tis…

Stephane De Palmas, Ph.D  @PalmasStephane
February 2014, I dive in the #mesophotic zone of Ludao, Taiwan: Made it my PhD topic in Dr…

Functional Reef Ecology Lab  @fre_lab
A good strategist knows how to behave! Check our newly accepted paper about the trophic plasticity of mixotrophic c…

Voss Laboratory at FAU Harbor Branch  @VossLaboratory
Our recent paper investigates #mesophotic #coral #connectivity in @FloridaKeysNMS & #DryTortugas. Congrats to my aw…

newswise  @newswise
Genotyping Reveals Significance of #Mesophotic Reefs for Florida Keys’ Coral Recovery. FAU Harbor Branch Scientists…