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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".



Behind the science: Estimating population connectivity of mesophotic coral Agaricia lamarcki from Puerto Rico

   2018, March 18 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Nicholas Hammerman about their article "Population connectivity of the plating coral Agaricia lamarcki from southwest Puerto Rico".



Early Career Scientist: Tom Shlesinger

   2018, March 8 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Tom Shlesinger about their research and experiences.



Behind the science: Reef-fish community structure influenced by trophic position, coral habitat and depth

   2018, February 20 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Corinne Kane about their article "Trophic designation and live coral cover predict changes in reef-fish community structure along a shallow to mesophotic gradient in Hawaii".



Behind the science: Coral community transitions across shallow to mesophotic reef zonations: how to define MCEs?

   2018, February 15 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Jack Laverick about their article "Using light-dependent scleractinia to define the upper boundary of mesophotic coral ecosystems on the reefs of Utila, Honduras".



Behind the science: Symbiodinium changes in juvenile coral development

   2018, February 5 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Hannah Reich about their article "Do the shuffle: Changes in Symbiodinium consortia throughout juvenile coral development".



Behind the science: Upper and lower mesophotic fish assemblages of St. Peter and St. Paul’s Archipelago

   2018, January 29 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Ronaldo Francini-Filho about their article "Mesophotic reef fish assemblages of the remote St. Peter and St. Paul’s Archipelago, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Brazil".



Behind the science: Predator movement and foraging between shallow and mesophotic reefs

   2018, January 22 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Yannis Papastamatiou about their article "Movements and foraging of predators associated with mesophotic coral reefs and their potential for linking ecological habitats".




Behind the science: Using BRUVs to understand Hawaiian mesophotic reef fish assemblages

   2017, November 20 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Jacob Asher about their article "Mesophotic depth gradients impact reef fish assemblage composition and functional group partitioning in the main Hawaiian Islands".



Behind the science: Sponge host identity influences associated microbiota

   2017, November 15 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Georg Steinert about their article "In four shallow and mesophotic tropical reef sponges from Guam the microbial community largely depends on host identity".



Early Career Scientist: Daniel Holstein

   2017, November 6 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Daniel Holstein about their research and experiences.



Early Career Scientist: Danielle DeLeo

   2017, October 30 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Danielle DeLeo about their research and experiences.



Early Career Scientist: Michael Studivan

   2017, October 23 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Michael Studivan about their research and experiences.



Announcement: Invitation for a collaborative project on mesophotic reefs

   2017, October 18 - posted by Joe Turner



Behind the science: Sponge microbiomes in mesophotic Caribbean reefs

   2017, October 17 - posted by Veronica Radice
An interview with Kathleen Morrow about their article "Environmental drivers of microbial community shifts in the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta, over a shallow to mesophotic depth gradient".