The repository for scientific information on mesophotic ecosystems

Latest update: December 18, 2022

Latest publications
Biogeochemical niches and trophic plasticity of shallow and mesophotic corals recovering from mass bleaching | article
Radice VZ,  Fry B,  Brown KT,  Dove S,  Hoegh-Guldberg O (2022)
Limnol Oceanogr 67:1617-1630

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

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Davide De Benedictis  @BocioDeBocis
It was an opportunity not to be missed for us to package a "trilogy" of videos documenting all the work done by tea…

Or Bialik  @BialikOr
New #PrePrint out! (@EarthArXiv) #Mesophotic #reefs are different from Euphotic ones, but not only biologically, al…

Shahar Chaikin  @ShaharChaikin
The Spotted guitarfish (Rhinobatos punctifer; #NearThreatened) paid a visit at 137m deep. #stereoBRUVs #BRUVs…

Lorenzo Bramanti  @philebo73
Every dive into the #mesophotic , costs long decompressions. During a decompression stop, a razorfish (#Novacula Xy…