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Behind the science: Depth-stratified reef fish assemblages across shallow to mesophotic and rariphotic reefs

   2019, August 13 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Paris Stefanoudis about their article "Depth-Dependent Structuring of Reef Fish Assemblages From the Shallows to the Rariphotic Zone".



Behind the science: Environmental drivers of deep reef community composition change across a latitudinal gradient

   2019, July 12 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Martin Marzloff about their article "Differential vulnerability to climate change yields novel deep-reef communities".



Behind the science: Ancient mesophotic coral ecosystems: Looking back at 430 million years of photosymbiosis

   2019, May 27 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Mikolaj Zapalski about their article "The Silurian mesophotic coral ecosystems: 430 million years of photosymbiosis".



Behind the science: Effect of ultra-violet radiation on different fluorescent morphs of mesophotic coral

   2019, April 17 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Or Ben-Zvi about their article "Response of fluorescence morphs of the mesophotic coral Euphyllia paradivisa to ultra-violet radiation".



Behind the science: Coral recruitment dynamics in shallow and deep mesophotic coral reefs in Eilat, Red Sea

   2019, March 27 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Netanel Kramer about their article "Upper mesophotic depths in the coral reefs of Eilat, Red Sea, offer suitable refuge grounds for coral settlement".



Behind the science: Generating globally consistent data on mesophotic, deep-pelagic, and bathyal biological communities

   2018, December 12 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Lucy Woodall about their article "A multidisciplinary approach for generating globally consistent data on mesophotic, deep-pelagic, and bathyal biological communities".



Behind the science: Coral population connectivity reveals potential for refugia in Gulf of Mexico

   2018, September 27 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Michael Studivan about their article "Population connectivity among shallow and mesophotic Montastraea cavernosa corals in the Gulf of Mexico identifies potential for refugia".



Behind the science: Mesophotic reefs show limited potential to serve as refuges in tropical Southwestern Atlantic

   2018, September 5 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Braulio Santos about their article "Limited potential of deep reefs to serve as refuges for tropical Southwestern Atlantic corals".



Behind the science: Reciprocal transplant: Experimental evidence for reduced mortality on a mesophotic reef

   2018, August 29 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Jack Laverick about their article "Experimental evidence for reduced mortality of Agaricia lamarcki on a mesophotic reef".



Behind the science: Understudied taxa: coral-associated copepods and barnacles

   2018, August 16 - posted by Pim Bongaerts
An interview with Alex Veglia about their article "Characterizing population structure of coral-associated fauna from mesophotic and shallow habitats in the Caribbean".



Behind the science: Population changes of historically overexploited black corals in Mexico

   2018, July 17 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Erika Gress about their article "Assessing population changes of historically overexploited black corals (Order: Antipatharia) in Cozumel, Mexico".



Behind the science: Fish biomass and community composition in shallow and mesophotic coral reefs of Flower Garden Banks

   2018, July 11 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Roldan Muñoz about their article "Conventional and technical diving surveys reveal elevated biomass and differing fish community composition from shallow and upper mesophotic zones of a remote United States coral reef".



Behind the science: Patterns in coral recruitment across a shallow to mesophotic reef

   2018, July 1 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Joe Turner about their article "Depth-related patterns in coral recruitment across a shallow to mesophotic gradient".



Behind the science: Coral holobiont diversity over its depth range in the mesophotic zone

   2018, June 6 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Juan A Sánchez about their article "Holobiont Diversity in a Reef-Building Coral over Its Entire Depth Range in the Mesophotic Zone".



Behind the science: Shifting communities after­­ typhoon damage on an upper mesophotic reef in Japan

   2018, May 29 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Kristine White about their article "Shifting communities after­­ typhoon damage on an upper mesophotic reef in Okinawa, Japan".



Behind the science: Lower mesophotic coral communities of the Northern Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea

   2018, May 22 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Pim Bongaerts about their article "Lower mesophotic coral communities (60-125 m depth) of the Northern Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea".



Behind the science: Benthic habitat and fish assemblage structure in shallow to mesophotic reefs in a storm-impacted MPA

   2018, May 16 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Rene Abesamis about their article "Benthic habitat and fish assemblage structure from shallow to mesophotic depths in a storm-impacted marine protected area".



Behind the science: Macrobenthic invertebrates and megafauna communities in mesophotic reefs of the Philippines

   2018, April 18 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Patrick Cabaitan about their article "Preliminary observations of macrobenthic invertebrates and megafauna communities in the upper mesophotic coral ecosystems in Apo Reef Natural Park, Philippines".



Behind the science: Early life history traits and reproductive ecology of brooding coral across depth gradient

   2018, April 3 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley about their article "Reproductive ecology and early life history traits of the brooding coral, Porites astreoides, from shallow to mesophotic zones".



Behind the science: Growth rates of reef-building corals across shallow to mesophotic depths in US Virgin Islands

   2018, March 26 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Sarah Groves about their article "Growth rates of Porites astreoides and Orbicella franksi in mesophotic habitats surrounding St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands".