The repository for scientific information on mesophotic ecosystems

Latest update: August 10, 2020

Latest publications
Biodiversity of Hawaiian Peyssonneliales (Rhodophyta): Sonderophycus copusii sp. nov., a new species from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands | article
Sherwood AR, Paiano MO, Spalding HL, Kosaki RK (2020)
Algae 35:145-155

Palau | chapter
Colin PL, Lindfield SJ (2020)
in: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems () by Loya Y, Puglise KA, Bridge TCL
The Philippines | chapter
Cabaitan PC, Quimpo TJR, Dumalagan Jr. EE, Munar J, Calleja MAC, Olavides RDD, Go K, Albelda R, Cabactulan D, Tinacba EJC, Doctor MAA, Villanoy CL, Siringan FP (2020)
in: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (Springer) by Loya Y, Puglise KA, Bridge TCL
Two new species of Plectranthias (Teleostei, Serranidae, Anthiadinae) from mesophotic coral ecosystems in the tropical Central Pacific | article
Shepherd B, Phelps TAY, Pinheiro HT, Rocha CR, Rocha LA (2020)
Zookeys 941:145-161

Fish biodiversity patterns of a mesophotic-tosubphotic artificial reef complex and comparisons with natural substrates | article
Jones ST, Asher JM, Boland RC, Kanenaka BK, Weng KC (2020)

Photophysiology of a mesophotic coral 3 years after transplantation to a shallow environment | article
Ben-Zvi O, Tamir R, Keren N, Tchernov D, Berman-Frank I, Kolodny Y, Benaltabet T, Bavli H, Friedman M, Glanz-Idan N, Traugott H, Loya Y, Eyal G (2020)
Coral Reefs 39:903-913

Massive bioconstructions built by Neopycnodonte cochlear (Mollusca, Bivalvia) in a mesophotic environment in the central Mediterranean Sea | article
Cardone F, Corriero G, Longo C, Mercurio M, Tarantini SO, Gravina MF, Lisco S, Moretti M, De Giosa F, Giangrande A, Marzano CN, Pierri C (2020)
Scientific Reports

Examining the Effect of Heat Stress on Montastraea cavernosa (Linnaeus 1767) from a Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem (MCE) | article
Skutnik JE, Otieno S, Khoo SK, Strychar KB (2020)
Water 12:1303

Reciprocal-transplantation between shallow and mesophotic stony corals | article
Tamir R, Ben-Zvi O, Eyal G, Kramer N, Loya Y (2020)
Mar Environ Res

Fine‐scale structure among mesophotic populations of the great star coral Montastraea cavernosa revealed by SNP genotyping | article
Drury C, Portela RP, Serrano XM, Oleksiak M, Baker AC (2020)
Ecol Evol

Latest mentions  @mesophotic
Paper from the archives: Endolithic algae (living within coral skeletons) are a small component of the coral-algal…

Davide DB  @BocioDeBocis
A famous false black coral Savalia savaglia assemblage in Ustica island, Sicily. Video credits: @valefilm…  @mesophotic
Another tool to explore #mesophotic coral ecosystems, the remotely-operated vehicle (ROV), was used to characterize…

Angela Stevenson  @DeepseaSlug
Colours of the #mesophotic

Mardi McNeil  @mardi_mcneil
Big highlight from yesterday's ROV SuBastian Dive #377 on Malay Reef, Qld Plateau. An example of a pristine…

Luiz Rocha, PhD  @CoralReefFish
I showed you an ugly one, now here is a pretty one, possibly the prettiest one of all. Genicanthus personatus, anot…