Nudibranchia is an under-studied taxonomic group of gastropods, including more than 3,000 species with colourful and extravagant body shapes and peculiar predatory and defensive strategies. Although symbiosis with bacteria has been reported, no data are available for the nudibranch microbiome nor regarding viruses possibly associated with these geo...
Gunasekara, Sandya Nishanthi Karim, Md Saiful
This article highlights Australia’s interaction with Asian countries in the development of an international legal instrument on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). An intergovernmental conference with four planned sessions is currently going on under the auspices of the United Nation’s General Assembly (UNGA) for the a...
Fang, Guangjie Yu, Haolin Sheng, Huaxiang Chen, Chuanxi Tang, Yanli Liang, Zhenlin
Marine bacteria in the seawater and seafloor are essential parts of Earth's biodiversity, as they are critical participants of the global energy flow and the material cycles. However, their spatial-temporal variations and potential interactions among varied biotopes in artificial habitat are poorly understood. In this study, we profiled the variati...
Vieira, Christophe Schils, Tom Kawai, Hiroshi D'hondt, Sofie Paiano, Monica O. Sherwood, Alison R. De Clerck, Olivier Zubia, Mayalen
The calcified encrusting brown algal genus Newhousia is reported from three new archipelagos in the Pacific: (1) Society Islands, French Polynesia; (2) Guam, Mariana Islands; and (3) Vanuatu. Newhousia presents a simple morphology consisting of small, rounded, two-layered calcified blades with limited interspecific variability in morphological feat...
Ferreira, Harildon M Magris, Rafael A Floeter, Sergio R Ferreira, Carlos E L
Journal of environmental management
With the rapid global increase in the number and extent of marine protected areas (MPAs), there is a need for methods that enable an assessment of their actual contribution to biodiversity conservation. In Brazil, where MPAs have been designated to replenish biodiversity, there is a lack of regional-scale analysis of MPA impacts and the factors rel...
Mizukami, Iori Fourreau, Chloé Julie Loïs Matsuo, Sakine Reimer, James Davis
Species of the genus Peronia Fleming, 1822, are air-breathing onchidiid sea slugs that inhabit intertidal reef flats of temperate to tropical zones. In the Ryukyu Islands of southern subtropical Japan, Peronia species are a traditional food source for local people. To date, there have been three species recorded around Okinawajima Island; P. verruc...
Rogers, Alex D Appeltans, Ward Assis, Jorge Ballance, Lisa T Cury, Philippe Duarte, Carlos Favoretto, Fabio Hynes, Lisa A Kumagai, Joy A Lovelock, Catherine E
Advances in marine biology
We review the current knowledge of the biodiversity of the ocean as well as the levels of decline and threat for species and habitats. The lack of understanding of the distribution of life in the ocean is identified as a significant barrier to restoring its biodiversity and health. We explore why the science of taxonomy has failed to deliver knowle...
Díaz-Abad, Lucía Bacco-Mannina, Natassia Madeira, Fernando Miguel Neiva, João Aires, Tania Serrao, Ester A. Regalla, Aissa Patrício, Ana R. Frade, Pedro R.
Understanding sea turtle diets can help conservation planning, but their trophic ecology is complex due to life history characteristics such as ontogenetic shifts and large foraging ranges. Studying sea turtle diet is challenging, particularly where ecological foraging observations are not possible. Here, we test a new minimally invasive method for...
Lazzari, Natali Becerro, Mikel A Sanabria-Fernandez, Jose A Martín-López, Berta
The Science of the total environment
Detecting areas with high social-ecological vulnerability (SEV) is essential to better inform management interventions for building resilience in coastal systems. The SEV framework, developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is a robust method to identify SEV of tropical coastal systems to climate change. Yet, the application of th...
Gunasekara, Sandya Nishanthi Karim, Md Saiful
International environmental agreements : politics, law and economics
This article highlights Australia's interaction with Asian countries in the development of an international legal instrument on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). An intergovernmental conference with four planned sessions is currently going on under the auspices of the United Nation's General Assembly (UNGA) for the a...