- a repository for information on mesophotic coral ecosystems

Latest update: October 18, 2018

Latest publications
Rethinking the Coral Microbiome: Simplicity Exists within a Diverse Microbial Biosphere | article
Hernandez-Agreda A, Leggat W, Bongaerts P, Herrera C, Ainsworth TD (2018)
mBio 9:e00812-18

Acropora tenella, a zooxanthellate coral extending to 110-m depth in the northern Coral Sea | article
Muir PR, Pichon M, Squire L, Wallace CC (2018)
Mar Biodiv

Population connectivity among shallow and mesophotic Montastraea cavernosa corals in the Gulf of Mexico identifies potential for refugia | article
Studivan MS, Voss JD (2018)
Coral Reefs

To what extent do mesophotic coral ecosystems and shallow reefs share species of conservation interest? A systematic review | review
Laverick JH, Piango S, Andradi‑Brown DA, Exton DA, Bongaerts P, Bridge TCL, Lesser MP, Pyle RL, Slattery M, Wagner D, Rogers AD (2018)
Environ Evid

Limited potential of deep reefs to serve as refuges for tropical Southwestern Atlantic corals | article
Morais J, Santos BA (2018)
Ecosphere 9:e02281

Characterizing population structure of coral-associated fauna from mesophotic and shallow habitats in the Caribbean | article
Veglia A, Hammerman NM, Rivera Rosaly CR, Lucas M, Galindo Estronza A, Corgosinho PH, Schizas NV (2018)
J Mar Biol Assoc UK

Mesophotic coral ecosystems are threatened and ecologically distinct from shallow water reefs | article
Rocha LA, Pinheiro HT, Shepherd B, Papastamatiou YP, Luiz OJ, Pyle RL, Bongaerts P (2018)

Assessing population changes of historically overexploited black corals (Order: Antipatharia) in Cozumel, Mexico | article
Gress E, Andradi-Brown DA (2018)
PeerJ 6:e5129

Depth-related patterns in coral recruitment across a shallow to mesophotic gradient | article
Turner JA, Thomson DP, Cresswell AK, Trapon M, Babcock RC (2018)
Coral Reefs

Assessment of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem Connectivity for Proposed Expansion of a Marine Sanctuary in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico: Population Gene... | article
Studivan MS, Voss JD (2018)
Front Mar Sci

Latest mentions
Bart Shepherd  @SteinhartBart
Hudson Pinheiro takes in a lovely pair of Tinker's butterflyfish on a #mesophotic #coral ecosystem in #Hawaii. We'r…

Gretchen Goodbody  @pinkfindiver
My postdoc applicant got his scholarship! Welcome to the REEL research group at @BIOSstation Samuel! #coralphysiology #mesophotic

Bart Shepherd  @SteinhartBart
Finally said #aloha to Tinker’s butterflyfish and checked this off the bucket list. One of my favorites. Roughly 60…

Amazing ROV dive yesterday off Moheli Island. This 80m reef was covered in dense black coral. #mesophotic #reef…

Gretchen Goodbody  @pinkfindiver
From the field to the lab, my dream team has it covered, even on the weekend 😀#dayinthescilife #REEL…

Such fun watching this Moray getting picked clean by a little cleaner shrimp. Pic at 80m with ROV off RV Angra Peq…