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Respiratory response to temperature of three populations of Aurelia aurita polyps in northern Europe

The benthic life stage (polyp or scyphistoma) of the bloom-forming jellyfish, Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1759), also known as the moon jellyfish, contributes to the seasonal occurrence and abundance of medusa blooms via asexual reproduction. A. aurita is widely distributed in coastal areas in northern Europe, and one of the most studied jellyfish species. While the physiology of the ...

Biology of the king crab Paralomis birsteini on the continental slope off the western Antarctic Peninsula

Predatory king crabs (Lithodidae) structure benthic communities in their native habitats and cause shifts in the composition of benthic assemblages when introduced to new environments. Cold temperatures have apparently excluded skeleton-breaking predators from the continental shelf around Antarctica for millions of years, but recent increases in sea temperatures off the western ...

The effect of temperature on the evolution of per offspring investment in a globally distributed family of marine invertebrates (Crustacea: Decapoda: Lithodidae)

Within the marine environment, per offspring investment (POI) is associated with modes in larval development; an increase in POI has often been described with a decrease in temperature, as evidenced along latitudinal clines. However, the environmental drivers of POI remain largely hypothetical and have not yet been tested within an evolutionary context. Here, we test the hypothesis ...

The Science of Nature – a new era, a new name for Naturwissenschaften

Sven Thatje 0 ) Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton , European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH , UK - It is my great pleasure to introduce the journal The Science of Nature. Formerly known

The Arnold Berliner Award 2014

Sven Thatje 0 ) Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton , European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK - The Arnold Berliner Award (Thatje 2012) was established as part of the 100-year

Dr Arnold Berliner (1862–1942), physicist and founding editor of Naturwissenschaften

Sven Thatje 0 0 Berliner's life Arnold Berliner was born in the Silesian town of Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) , on 26 December 1862. He was the son of Siegfried Berliner and Marianna (Marie) 1

Seasonality of bivalve larvae within a high Arctic fjord

The temporal and spatial distribution of larval plankton of high latitudes is poorly understood. The objective of this work is to identify the occurrence and abundance of pelagic bivalve larvae within a high Arctic fjord (Adventfjorden, Svalbard) and to reveal their seasonal dynamics in relation to environmental variables—temperature, salinity and chlorophyll a—between December ...

The Arnold Berliner Award 2013

Sven Thatje 0 ) University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton , Southampton, SO14 3ZH, UK - The Arnold Berliner Award is presented for the first time

Celebrating 100 years: Happy Birthday, Naturwissenschaften!

Sven Thatje 0 ) University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre , European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK Autrum H (1988) Arnold Berliner und die Naturwissenschaften

Introducing the Arnold Berliner Award

Sven Thatje 0 ) Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre , Southampton, University of Southampton , European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK - Arnold Berliner was the founding editor of

Intracapsular development and dispersal polymorphism in the predatory gastropod Ocenebra erinaceus (Linnaeus 1758)

Intraspecific polymorphism during development, such as poecilogony or dispersal polymorphism, has rarely been observed in the marine environment. The ecological advantages of this bet-hedging strategy, whereby the offspring from one species exhibit multiple developmental modes, include the potential for rapid colonization of new habitats while simultaneously achieving a degree of ...

Naturwissenschaften: recent advances, changes and challenges

Sven Thatje 0 ) National Oceanography Centre , Southampton, European Way, University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science , Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK - In this editorial, I want to take the

Adaptations to Hydrothermal Vent Life in Kiwa tyleri, a New Species of Yeti Crab from the East Scotia Ridge, Antarctica

Hydrothermal vents in the Southern Ocean are the physiologically most isolated chemosynthetic environments known. Here, we describe Kiwa tyleri sp. nov., the first species of yeti crab known from the Southern Ocean. Kiwa tyleri belongs to the family Kiwaidae and is the visually dominant macrofauna of two known vent sites situated on the northern and southern segments of the East ...

Nurse egg consumption and intracapsular development in the common whelk Buccinum undatum (Linnaeus 1758)

Intracapsular development is common in marine gastropods. In many species, embryos develop alongside nurse eggs, which provide nutrition during ontogeny. The common whelk Buccinum undatum is a commercially important North Atlantic shallow-water gastropod. Development is intracapsular in this species, with individuals hatching as crawling juveniles. While its reproductive cycle has ...

What have we achieved? A reflection on the Census of Marine Life (COML)

Sven Thatje 0 ) School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre , Southampton, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK - At the end of 2010, a decade long