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  1. Original Article

    Viral dynamics in two trophically different areas in the Central Adriatic Sea

    To understand the activity of marine viruses, experiments on viral production, viral decay and the percentage of lytic and lysogenic bacterial cells among the total number of bacterial cells were carried out s...

    Marin Ordulj, Nada Krstulović, Danijela Šantić, Slaven Jozić and Mladen Šolić

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:22

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  2. Original Article

    Host-use pattern of the shrimp Periclimenes paivai on the scyphozoan jellyfish Lychnorhiza lucerna: probing for territoriality and inferring its mating system

    In symbiotic crustaceans, host-use patterns vary broadly. Some species inhabit host individuals solitarily, other species live in heterosexual pairs, and even other species live in aggregations. This disparity...

    J. Antonio Baeza, Samara de Paiva Barros-Alves, Rudá Amorim Lucena, Silvio Felipe Barbosa Lima and Douglas Fernandes Rodrigues Alves

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:17

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  3. Original Article

    Dynamics of a Limecola (Macoma) balthica population in a tidal flat area in the western Wadden Sea: effects of declining survival and recruitment

    We followed the dynamics of the population of the bivalve Limecola (Macoma) balthica in the westernmost part of the Wadden Sea by monitoring for 44 years (1973–2016) its numbers and age composition at 15 sites in...

    J. J. Beukema, R. Dekker and J. Drent

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:18

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  4. Original Article

    Fatty acid compositions associated with high-light tolerance in the intertidal rhodophytes Mastocarpus stellatus and Chondrus crispus

    The rhodophytes Mastocarpus stellatus and Chondrus crispus occupy the lower intertidal zone of rocky shores along North Atlantic coastlines, with C. crispus generally occurring slightly deeper. Consequently, M. s...

    Kristina Koch, Wilhelm Hagen, Martin Graeve and Kai Bischof

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:15

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  5. Original Article

    Exploring the decline of oyster beds in Atlantic Canada shorelines: potential effects of crab predation on American oysters (Crassostrea virginica)

    Atlantic Canada’s American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) beds, while economically and ecologically important, have been in decline over the past few decades. Predation by crabs, in particular by the European gr...

    Luke A. Poirier, Lynn A. Symington, Jeffrey Davidson, Sophie St-Hilaire and Pedro A. Quijón

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:13

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  6. Original Article

    Fatty acid composition and lipid content in the copepod Limnocalanus macrurus during summer in the southern Bothnian Sea

    The lipid reserves and occurrence of the cold-stenothermic, omnivorous copepod Limnocalanus macrurus were studied in the Bothnian Sea (northern Baltic Sea) during spring and summer 2013–2014 with a special emphas...

    K. Mäkinen, M. Elfving, J. Hänninen, L. Laaksonen, M. Rajasilta, I. Vuorinen and J.-P. Suomela

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:11

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  7. Original Article

    Morphological descriptions of the eggcases of skates (Rajidae) from the central-western Mediterranean, with notes on their distribution

    Eggcases of eight rajiform skates (Dipturus nidarosiensis, D. oxyrinchus, Leucoraja melitensis, Raja asterias, R. brachyura, R. clavata, R. miraletus and R. polystigma) present in the central-western Mediterranea...

    Cristina Porcu, Martina F. Marongiu, Andrea Bellodi, Rita Cannas, Alessandro Cau, Riccardo Melis, Antonello Mulas, Giuditta Soldovilla, Laura Vacca and Maria C. Follesa

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:10

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  8. Original Article

    Maturation at a young age and small size of European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus): A consequence of population overexploitation or climate change?

    Age of fish at maturation depends on the species and environmental factors but, in general, investment in growth is prioritized until the first sexual maturity, after which a considerable and increasing propor...

    Timo Arula, Heli Shpilev, Tiit Raid, Markus Vetemaa and Anu Albert

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:7

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  9. Original Article

    Bacterial biota of shrimp intestine is significantly modified by the use of a probiotic mixture: a high throughput sequencing approach

    The use of probiotics is a common practice of current shrimp aquaculture. Despite the immunophysiological responses that have been measured in shrimp exposed to probiotics, no information is currently availabl...

    Francisco Vargas-Albores, Marco A. Porchas-Cornejo, Marcel Martínez-Porchas, Enrique Villalpando-Canchola, Teresa Gollas-Galván and Luis R. Martínez-Córdova

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:5

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  10. Short Communication

    Life history told by a whale-louse: a possible interaction of a southern right whale Eubalaena australis calf with humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae

    Southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) are known to host three species of whale-lice, Cyamus gracilis, Cyamus ovalis and Cyamus erraticus. Such cyamids usually are generalists in toothed whales (Cetacea: Odo...

    Tammy Iwasa-Arai, Salvatore Siciliano, Cristiana S. Serejo and Ghennie T. Rodríguez-Rey

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:6

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  11. Original Article

    Fatty acid composition of sprat (Sprattus sprattus) and herring (Clupea harengus) in the Baltic Sea as potential prey for salmon (Salmo salar)

    Sprat (Sprattus sprattus) and small herring (Clupea harengus) are the dominant prey fish of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the Baltic Sea. If the fatty acid (FA) proportions of sprat and herring differ, the die...

    Marja Keinänen, Reijo Käkelä, Tiina Ritvanen, Timo Myllylä, Jukka Pönni and Pekka J. Vuorinen

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:4

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  12. Review

    Light traps for sampling marine biodiversity

    Standardised sampling methods are required to meet the Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi Targets to monitor trends in biodiversity. Currently the animals monitored in the marine environment are predomin...

    Laura E. McLeod and Mark J. Costello

    Helgoland Marine Research 2017 71:2

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  13. Original Article

    A non-native macroalga is less attractive for herbivores but more susceptible to light limitation and grazing stress than a comparable native species

    It has been suggested that non-native species are more tolerant towards abiotic stress than ecologically comparable native species. Furthermore, non-native marine macroalgae should be under lower grazing press...

    Patrício Ramalhosa, Sarah-Lena Debus, Manfred Kaufmann and Mark Lenz

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:25

    Published on: 21 December 2016

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