Latest blog posts:




Early Career Scientist: Erika Gress

   2021, July 15 - posted by Pim Bongaerts
An interview with Erika Gress about their research and experiences.



Behind the science: Stable fish assemblages in isolated reefs of Western Australia

   2021, June 16 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Matthew Birt about their article "Isolated reefs support stable fish communities with high abundances of regionally fished species".



Early Career Scientist: Héloïse Rouzé

   2021, May 26 - posted by Pim Bongaerts
An interview with Héloïse Rouzé about their research and experiences.



Behind the science: Coastal vs. offshore population structure of a Mediterranean black coral species

   2021, May 25 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Marko Terzin about their article "Population genomic structure of the black coral Antipathella subpinnata in Mediterranean Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems".



Behind the science: Trophic interactions of widespread zoanthid species

   2021, May 17 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Maria E. A. Santos about their article "Populations of a widespread hexacoral have trophic plasticity and flexible syntrophic interactions across the Indo-Pacific Ocean".



Early Career Scientist: Tal Idan

   2021, April 22 - posted by Pim Bongaerts
An interview with Tal Idan about their research and experiences.



Behind the science: Microbial communities and biogeochemistry of a mesophotic blue hole

   2021, March 12 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Nastassia Patin about their article "Gulf of Mexico blue hole harbors high levels of novel microbial lineages".



Behind the science: Mesophotic fish diversity of Fernando de Noronha Archipelago

   2020, December 17 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Caio Pimentel about their article "Mesophotic ecosystems at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Brazil (South-western Atlantic), reveal unique ichthyofauna and need for conservation".



Behind the science: ROV based fish sampling technology

   2020, December 11 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Nicholas Chaloux about their article "A novel fish sampling system for ROVs".



Early Career Scientist: Jaaziel García-Hernández

   2020, November 24 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Jaaziel García-Hernández about their research and experiences.



Behind the science: Ecology and trophodynamics of Caribbean mesophotic sclerosponges

   2020, October 27 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Keir Macartney about their article "Trophodynamics of the sclerosponge Ceratoporella nicholsoni along a shallow to mesophotic depth gradient".



Behind the science: Feeding biology of mesophotic black coral

   2020, October 13 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Maria Rakka about their article "Feeding biology of a habitat-forming antipatharian in the Azores Archipelago".



Behind the science: New genus (Blastopathes) and species of black coral discovered in Papua New Guinea

   2020, September 22 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Jeremy Horowitz about their article "Morphological and molecular description of a new genus and species of black coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia: Antipathidae: Blastopathes) from Papua New Guinea".



Behind the science: Cross-transplantation survivorship and photobiological acclimatization of depth-generalist corals

   2020, September 11 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Raz Tamir about their article "Reciprocal-transplantation between shallow and mesophotic stony corals".



Early Career Scientist: Gal Eyal

   2020, August 24 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Gal Eyal about their research and experiences.



Behind the science: Effects of 2011 Western Australian marine heatwave across a subtropical–temperate transition

   2020, August 10 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Anita Giraldo Ospina about their article "Depth moderates loss of marine foundation species after an extreme marine heatwave: could deep temperate reefs act as a refuge?".



Behind the science: Novel fish species from lower mesophotic reefs (90-120 m) of French Polynesia and Marshall Islands

   2020, July 28 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Bart Shepherd about their article "Two new species of Plectranthias (Teleostei, Serranidae, Anthiadinae) from mesophotic coral ecosystems in the tropical Central Pacific".



Behind the science: Coral fluorescence differs between depths for larvae and adult colonies

   2020, July 13 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Tali Mass about their article "Physiological Characteristics of Stylophora pistillata Larvae Across a Depth Gradient".



Behind the science: Patterns in Symbiodiniaceae communities related to host population structure across depth

   2020, June 23 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Ryan Eckert about their article "Depth Influences Symbiodiniaceae Associations Among Montastraea cavernosa Corals on the Belize Barrier Reef".



Behind the science: Energy storage, reproduction, and metabolism of a mesophotic gorgonian coral in the Mediterranean

   2020, June 3 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Jordi Grinyó about their article "Reproduction, energy storage and metabolic requirements in a mesophotic population of the gorgonian Paramuricea macrospina".