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Behind the science: New genus (Blastopathes) and species of black coral discovered in Papua New Guinea

   2020, September 22 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Jeremy Horowitz about their article "Morphological and molecular description of a new genus and species of black coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia: Antipathidae: Blastopathes) from Papua New Guinea".



Behind the science: Cross-transplantation survivorship and photobiological acclimatization of depth-generalist corals

   2020, September 11 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Raz Tamir about their article "Reciprocal-transplantation between shallow and mesophotic stony corals".



Early Career Scientist: Gal Eyal

   2020, August 24 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Gal Eyal about their research and experiences.



Behind the science: Effects of 2011 Western Australian marine heatwave across a subtropical–temperate transition

   2020, August 10 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Anita Giraldo Ospina about their article "Depth moderates loss of marine foundation species after an extreme marine heatwave: could deep temperate reefs act as a refuge?".



Behind the science: Novel fish species from lower mesophotic reefs (90-120 m) of French Polynesia and Marshall Islands

   2020, July 28 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Bart Shepherd about their article "Two new species of Plectranthias (Teleostei, Serranidae, Anthiadinae) from mesophotic coral ecosystems in the tropical Central Pacific".



Behind the science: Coral fluorescence differs between depths for larvae and adult colonies

   2020, July 13 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Tali Mass about their article "Physiological Characteristics of Stylophora pistillata Larvae Across a Depth Gradient".



Behind the science: Patterns in Symbiodiniaceae communities related to host population structure across depth

   2020, June 23 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Ryan Eckert about their article "Depth Influences Symbiodiniaceae Associations Among Montastraea cavernosa Corals on the Belize Barrier Reef".



Behind the science: Energy storage, reproduction, and metabolism of a mesophotic gorgonian coral in the Mediterranean

   2020, June 3 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Jordi Grinyó about their article "Reproduction, energy storage and metabolic requirements in a mesophotic population of the gorgonian Paramuricea macrospina".



Behind the science: Fish species assemblages in the Philippines relates to benthic condition across depth

   2020, May 13 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Timothy Joseph Quimpo about their article "Spatial variability in reef‐fish assemblages in shallow and upper mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Philippines".



Behind the science: Spatial distribution of fish assemblages across mesophotic rocky reefs

   2020, February 21 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Joel Williams about their article "Taking a deeper look: Quantifying the differences in fish assemblages between shallow and mesophotic temperate rocky reefs".



Behind the science: Echinoderm diversity with new genera described in Rapa-Nui (Easter Island)

   2019, November 23 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Ariadna Mecho about their article "Unexplored diversity of the mesophotic echinoderm fauna of the Easter Island ecoregion".



Behind the science: Temporal disparity in the sexual reproduction of zooxanthellate octocorals

   2019, November 5 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Ronen Liberman about their article "Octocoral Sexual Reproduction: Temporal Disparity Between Mesophotic and Shallow-Reef Populations".



Behind the science: Management of mesophotic coral reefs: a Caribbean case study

   2019, October 19 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Erika Gress about their article "Assessing mesophotic coral ecosystems inside and outside a Caribbean marine protected area".



Behind the science: Shallow to mesophotic coral-Symbiodinium photoacclimatization in the Gulf of Mexico

   2019, September 2 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Jennifer Polinski about their article "Evidence of photoacclimatization at mesophotic depths in the coral-Symbiodinium symbiosis at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and McGrail Bank".



Behind the science: Biodiversity of understudied taxa: Zoantharia from mesophotic depths

   2019, August 29 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with James Davis Reimer about their article "Exploring the Biodiversity of Understudied Benthic Taxa at Mesophotic and Deeper Depths: Examples From the Order Zoantharia (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia)".



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".