7 Works

Climatology of Solomon Sea currents, temperature and salinity measured by glider

William S. Kessler & Hristina G. Hristova
The Solomon Sea carries the equatorward western boundary current of the South Pacific, a principal pathway of subtropical-equatorial communication. This climatological Solomon Sea velocity dataset is derived from more than a decade of Spray glider missions in the Solomon Sea providing measurements of temperature, salinity and vertically-averaged over the dive-depth horizontal velocity. Only the segments of glider missions making complete transects between Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands (SOL) are considered. All data...

Chronogram or phylogram for ancestral state estimation? Model-fit statistics indicate the branch lengths underlying a binary character’s evolution: R scripts and simulated trees

Jeremy Wilson, Nicolás Mongiardino Koch & Martín Ramírez
All R scripts used in this study, and the set of simulated phylogenetic trees used in the study. 1. Modern methods of ancestral state estimation (ASE) incorporate branch length information, and it has been demonstrated that ASEs are more accurate when conducted on the branch lengths most correlated with a character’s evolution; however, a reliable method for choosing between alternate branch length sets for discrete characters has not yet been proposed.2. In this study, we...

Data from: Phylogenomic analyses of echinoid diversification prompt a re-evaluation of their fossil record

Nicolás Mongiardino Koch, Jeffrey R Thompson, Avery S Hatch, Marina F McCowin, A Frances Armstrong, Simon E Coppard, Felipe Aguilera, Omri Bronstein, Andreas Kroh, Rich Mooi & Greg W Rouse
Echinoids are key components of modern marine ecosystems. Despite a remarkable fossil record, the emergence of their crown group is documented by few specimens of unclear affinities, rendering their early history uncertain. The origin of sand dollars, one of its most distinctive clades, is also unclear due to an unstable phylogenetic context. We employ eighteen novel genomes and transcriptomes to build a phylogenomic dataset with a near-complete sampling of major lineages. With it, we revise...

Data set for behavioural OA experiments with Caribbean Damselfish (Stegastes partitus)

Trevor Hamilton, Martin Tresguerres, Joshua Szaszkiewicz, Brian Franczak, Tyler Cyrokak, Andreas Andersson, Garfield Kwan & David Kline
The neurobehavioural responses of fish exposed to ocean acidification (OA) are variable, possibly due to species-specific differences or involvement of multiple neuronal receptors. Here, we investigated behavioural responses of bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus) to OA and the involvement of dopamine receptors. Damselfish were exposed to control (pH 8.06; CO2 ~400 μatm) or OA (pH 7.73; CO2 ~1,000 μatm) seawater for five days, subjected to the open field, novel object approach, light/dark, and mirror-aggression tests, and...

Changes in sea ice and range expansion of sperm whales in the eclipse sound region of Baffin Bay, Canada

Natalie Posdaljian
Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) are a cosmopolitan species but are only found in ice-free regions of the ocean. It is unknown how their distribution might change in regions undergoing rapid loss of sea ice and ocean warming like Baffin Bay in the eastern Canadian Arctic. In 2014 and 2018, sperm whales were sighted near Eclipse Sound, Baffin Bay: the first recorded uses of this region by sperm whales. In this study, we investigate the spatiotemporal...

The effects of light intensity and flow speed on biogeochemical variability within a fringing coral reef in Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan

Max Rintoul, Travis Courtney, Julia Dohner, Sarah Giddings, Samuel Kekuewa, Stephen Monismith, Ariel Pezner, Andreas Andersson & Satoshi Mitarai
Global warming and ocean acidification are driving gradual declines in seawater dissolved oxygen concentrations and pH. Predicting how these changes will affect shallow, near-shore environments including coral reefs is challenging due to high natural variability on both spatial (10 m to km) and temporal (diel to seasonal) scales. To make predictions, it is first necessary to identify and quantify the drivers of this natural variability. While significant efforts have been devoted to characterising the influence...

Echolocation clicks and anthropogenic detections with neural network labels in Hawaiian Island HARP data from Kona, Kaua`i, and Pearl and Hermes Reef

Morgan Ziegenhorn
This dataset consists of echolocation clicks and detections of anthropogenic signals at three sites in the Hawaiian Islands Archipelago. These sites are Hawaii/Hawaii_K, Kauai/KA, and Pearl and Hermes Reef/PHR. Echolocation clicks were grouped into 5 minute bins, for which summary data is provided. Files are in .mat format that can be read using any desired coding language using a netcdf reading script. Files are separated by site, deployment, and neural network class (i.e. sitedeployment_cbins_class or...

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  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • MacEwan University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
  • Natural History Museum
  • Natural History Museum Vienna
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Queen's University
  • Queensland Museum