Benthic fauna refers to all fauna that live in or on the seafloor, which researchers typically divide into size classes meiobenthos (32/ 64 µm – 0.5/ 1 mm), macrobenthos (250 µm – 1 cm), and megabenthos (> 1 cm). Benthic fauna play important roles in bioturbation activity, mineralization of organic matter, and in marine food webs. Evaluating their role in these ecosystem functions requires knowledge of their global distribution and biomass. We therefore established the...
The oxygen isotope compositions of large numbers of small cosmic spherules: Implications for their sources and the isotopic composition of the upper atmosphereN. G. Rudraswami
Cosmic spherules are micrometeorites that melt at high altitude as they enter Earth’s atmosphere and their oxygen isotope compositions are partially or completely inherited from the upper atmosphere, depending on the heating experienced and the nature of their precursor materials. In this study, the three oxygen isotope compositions of 137 cosmic spherules are determined using 277 in-situ analyses by ion probe. Particles of each different type of cosmic spherule (scoriaceous, porphyritic, cryptocrystalline, barred, glass, calcium...
Data from: An account of the taxonomy and distribution of Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaetes) in the eastern Mediterranean, with notes on the genus Prosphaerosyllis San Martín, 1984 in the MediterraneanSarah Faulwetter, Georgios Chatzigeorgiou, Bella S. Galil & Christos Arvanitidis
The syllid fauna of three locations in Crete and Israel (Eastern Mediterranean Sea) was studied, yielding 82 syllid species, many of which were found for the first time in the respective areas: Seventeen species were recorded for the first time on the Israeli coasts and 20 in Greek waters. Perkinsyllis augeneri (Hartmann-Schröder, 1979) and Prosphaerosyllis chauseyensis Olivier et al., 2011 are new records for the Mediterranean Sea. Detailed information are given on the morphology, ecology...
Bioavailable Fe is an essential nutrient for phytoplankton that allows these organisms to flourish and drawdown atmospheric CO2 affecting global climatic condition. In marine locales remote from the continents extraterrestrial (ET) dust provides an important source of Fe and thus moderates primary productivity. Here we provide the first constraints on the partitioning of extraterrestrial Fe between seawater and sediments from observations of the dissolution and alteration of 5228 cosmic spherules recovered from the deep sea...
Information on marine management policies for invasive lionfish in the Western Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean SeaAllison C. Candelmo, Aylin Ulman, Fadilah Z. Ali, Stephen R. Gittings, Summer R. Huber, Lauryn E. Magno, Kaylin R. Clements, Burak Ali Çiçek, Jennifer K. Chapman, Fabian C. Kyne, Michel Bariche, Kimani Kitson-Walters, Francesco Tiralongo, Demetris Kletou, Taner Yildiz, Nir Stern, Sara A.A. Al Mabruk, Mohammed Adel, Nejmeddine Bradai, Shevy B.S. Rothman, Vasileios Minasidis, Stephanie J. Green, Jennifer N. Solomon, Holden E. Harris, Philip E. Karp … & James V Hart
The invasion of lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) in the Western Atlantic is perhaps the best studied marine fish invasion to date; meanwhile another lionfish invasion is rapidly evolving in the Mediterranean. We reviewed lionfish management policies from several decades in the Western Atlantic to suggest policy recommendations for the Mediterranean. These strategic recommendations are synthesized in our corresponding manuscript titled: “Lessons from the Western Atlantic lionfish invasion can inform policy and management strategies...
National Institute of Oceanography5
University of Crete1
Eastern Mediterranean University1
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi1
University of Alberta1
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research1
St. Francis Xavier University1
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology1
University of Florida1