The repository for scientific information on mesophotic ecosystems

Latest update: September 23, 2020


 
 
 
 
Latest publications
Population genetic structure of the great star coral, Montastraea cavernosa, across the Cuban archipelago with comparisons between microsatellite a... | article
Sturm AB, Eckert RJ, Méndez JG, González-Díaz P, Voss JD (2020)
Sci Rep 10:15432

Mystery pufferfish create elaborate circular nests at mesophotic depths in Australia | article
Bond T, Mueller RJ, Birt MJ, Prince J, Miller K, Partridge JC, McLean DL (2020)
J Fish Biol

Mesophotic azooxanthellate coral communities and submarine seascape during the early Pliocene in Manilva Basin (S Spain | article
Aguirre J, Ocaña O, Pérez-Asensio JN, Domènech R, Martinell J, Mayoral E, Santos A (2020)
Coral Reefs

The scleractinian Agaricia undata as a new host for the coral-gall crab Opecarcinus hypostegus at Bonaire, southern Caribbean | article
García-Hernández JE, de Gier W, van Moorsel GWNM, Hoeksema BW (2020)
Symbiosis 81:303-311

Monitoring the resilience of a no-take marine reserve to a range extending species using benthic imagery | article
Perkins NR, Hosack GR, Foster SD, Monk J, Barrett NS (2020)
PLoS ONE 15:e0237257

Will coral reef sponges be winners in the Anthropocene? | review
Lesser MP, Slattery M (2020)
Global Change Biol

Depth-dependent detritus production in the sponge, Halisarca caerulea | article
Lesser MP, Mueller B, Pankey S, Macartney KJ, Slattery M, 5 de Goeij JM (2020)
Limnol Oceanogr

Feeding biology of a habitat-forming antipatharian in the Azores Archipelago | article
Rakka M, Orejas C, Maier SR, Van Oevelen D, Godinho A, Bilan M, Carreiro-Silva M (2020)
Coral Reefs

Morphological and molecular description of a new genus and species of black coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia: Antipathidae: Bl... | article
Horowitz J, Brugler MR, Bridge TCL, Cowman PF (2020)
Zootaxa 4821:553–569

Feeding biology of a habitat-forming antipatharian in the Azores Archipelago | article
Rakka M, Orejas C, Maier SR, Van Oevelen D, Godinho A, Bilan M, Carreiro-Silva M (2020)
Coral Reefs

Latest mentions
Davide DB  @BocioDeBocis
Spending 28 day at 100m+ exploring #mesophotic #Mediterranean sea. A new adventure from Laurent Ballesta.

Davide DB  @BocioDeBocis
In the central clip (00:48) there are 3 other #mesophotic citizens: A basket star (Astrospartus mediterraneus) , a…

Davide DB  @BocioDeBocis
The Zeus faber or John Dory is certainly one of the most representative fish of the #Mediterranean #mesophotic zone…

Mesophotic.org  @mesophotic
How do we study behavior and physiology of #mesophotic fishes when time at depth is so limited, and rapid decompres…

Ryan Eckert  @CnidaRyan
Are you involved in #mesophotic research? You should join the @mesophotic community!


Mesophotic.org  @mesophotic
Long before the term #mesophotic was coined, few studies examined the “middle light” zone between shallow and aphot…