The Journal provides a forum for work on the biochemistry, physiology, behaviour, and genetics of marine plants and animals in relation to their ecology; all levels of biological organization will be considered, including studies of ecosystems and ecological modelling. The main emphasis of the Journal lies in experimental work, both from the laboratory and the field. Descriptive studies will, however, be acceptable if they elucidate general ecological principles. Papers describing important new techniques, methods and apparatus will also be considered. All papers will be refereed by experts before acceptance for publication. In all cases proofs will be sent to authors. The editors, referees, and publisher will make every effort to expedite publication and the cooperation of authors in this task is welcomed.
Blue crabs more tolerant of low oxygen than previously thought
Results of a new study led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science show that adult blue crabs are much more tolerant of low-oxygen, "hypoxic" conditions than previously thought.
New AUV plankton sampling system deployed
A group of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers and engineers have developed and tested an innovative new system for sampling small planktonic larvae in coastal ocean waters and understanding their distribution.
Sponges akin to redwoods of the sea crowding out corals on Florida reefs
I n the absence of coral on Florida's ailing reefs, a titan of the sea is taking over: giant barrel sponges.
Inshore corals prove resilient to sediments
Inshore corals may be better able to cope with natural and human-induced sediment resuspension events than previously thought, according to a local researcher.
Study of mitochondrial DNA reveals how the loggerhead turtle reached the Mediterranean
To date, it was thought that the loggerhead turtle arrived to the Mediterranean from North America and the Caribbean after the last glacial period. However, latest scientific studies show that this marine species colonized ...
Sea sponge study sheds light on coral reefs
A study of sea sponges on the Great Barrier Reef could help improve the management of WA coral reefs such as Ningaloo Reef.
Competitive balance between rival Chilean barnacles unaltered by temperature
A lot of research shows that temperature can strongly influence species interactions and sometimes shape the appearance and functioning of biological communities. That's why a newly published finding that changes in temperature ...
Longline fishery in Costa Rica kills thousands of sea turtles and sharks
The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica's longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species of fish.
Damaged coral colonies can take years to recover their reproductive prowess
Coral colonies that suffered tissue damage in The Bahamas were still producing low numbers of eggs four years after the injuries occurred, according to new research by University at Buffalo scientists. Tiny sperm-producing ...