BMS Read List
 
  Genetic connectivity dynamics of the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta, across the Florida Reef Tract and Gulf of Mexico
Despite the high levels of population structuring observed, some horizontal and/ or vertical connectivity was found between neighboring reef systems, including evidence of gene flow between mesophotic and photic reef tracts.
  Self-foraging vs facilitated foraging by Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) at the Frisian Front, the Netherlands
Researchers found that, in the southern North Sea, the top meter of the water column has a large enough natural prey base for self-foraging; however, Lesser Black-backed Gulls were found to rely mainly on facilitated foraging.
  Loss of seagrass results in changes to benthic infaunal community structure and decreased secondary production.
The York River, part of the Chesapeake Bay system, has lost an estimated 35% of benthic secondary productivity from 1971 to 2016 due to the loss of seagrass beds to unvegetated substrate. This loss could have negative consequences for the productivity of the system.
  Proceedings of the 11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management
Celebrating its 40th year, the 11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management recognizes the major advances in lobster research.