Effects of artificial reefs on fish grazing in their vicinity: evidence from algae presentation experiments.


:Artificial reefs have been suggested as a tool for conservation and restoration of marine habitats. However, the relationships between coral reef habitats and man-made structures are poorly understood. We experimentally tested whether artificial reefs change grazing patterns in their surrounding environment. We exposed heaps of the macroalgae, Ulva lactuca, to natural grazing, at various distances from three artificial reefs. Results suggest that artificial reefs change grazing patterns in the neighboring area. In all the locations examined grazing was 2-3 times higher near the artificial reefs than in control sites (p < 0.05). We suggest that herbivorous fishes are attracted to the artificial reefs, creating a zone of increased grazing. Therefore, while planning deployment of such artificial reefs it is necessary to consider their overall influence on their natural surroundings, in order to maintain the natural community trophic dynamics.


Mar Environ Res


Einbinder S,Perelberg A,Ben-Shaprut O,Foucart MH,Shashar N





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  • Changes in mitochondrial gene and protein expression in grass shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio, exposed to chronic hypoxia.

    abstract::Spatial and temporal increases of hypoxia in estuaries are of major environmental concern. Since mitochondria consume most of the oxygen in the cell, we examined the potential role of mitochondrial gene and protein expression in adaptation to chronic hypoxia in the grass shrimp Palaemonetes pugio. Grass shrimp were ex...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brouwer M,Brown-Peterson NJ,Hoexum-Brouwer T,Manning S,Denslow N

    更新日期:2008-07-01 00:00:00

  • Long-term environmental exposure to metals (Cu, Cd, Pb, Zn) activates the immune cell stress response in the common European sea star (Asterias rubens).

    abstract::The common sea star Asterias rubens represents a key-species of the North-Eastern Atlantic macro benthic community. The cells of their immune system, known as coelomocytes, are the first line of defence against environmental hazards. Here, we report the results of investigations on the immune cells response of sea sta...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Matranga V,Pinsino A,Randazzo D,Giallongo A,Dubois P

    更新日期:2012-05-01 00:00:00

  • Monitoring PAH contamination in the field (South west Iberian Peninsula): biomonitoring using fluorescence spectrophotometry and physiological assessments in the shore crab Carcinus maenas (L.) (Crustacea: Decapoda).

    abstract::Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous pollutants of the marine environment, arising predominantly from petrochemical contamination and pyrogenic sources. A biomarker of PAH exposure was employed in a field study (South West, Spain) in both captured (indigenous) and deployed (caged) shore crabs (Carcin...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dissanayake A,Bamber SD

    更新日期:2010-07-01 00:00:00

  • The susceptibility of corals to thermal stress by analyzing Hsp60 expression.

    abstract::Due to the increasing frequency and severity of the coral bleaching events in the context of global warming, there is an urgent need to improve our understanding of the susceptibility of corals to thermal stresses, particularly at the sub-cellular level. In this context, we examined the modulation of the polyp mitocho...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Seveso D,Montano S,Strona G,Orlandi I,Galli P,Vai M

    更新日期:2014-08-01 00:00:00

  • Domoic acid excretion in dungeness crabs, razor clams and mussels.

    abstract::Domoic acid (DA) is a neurotoxic amino acid produced by several marine algal species of the Pseudo-nitzschia (PN) genus. We studied the elimination of DA from hemolymph after intravascular (IV) injection in razor clams (Siliqua patula), mussels (Mytilus edulis) and Dungeness crabs (Cancer magister). Crabs were also in...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Schultz IR,Skillman A,Woodruff D

    更新日期:2008-07-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of natural current pH variability on the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus larvae development and settlement.

    abstract::One of the most important environmental factors controlling the distribution, physiology, morphology and behaviour of marine invertebrates is ocean pH. In the last decade, the effects of decreasing ocean pH as a result of climate change processes (i.e. ocean acidification) on marine organisms have been target of much ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: García E,Clemente S,Hernández JC

    更新日期:2018-08-01 00:00:00

  • Sea urchin larvae show resilience to ocean acidification at the time of settlement and metamorphosis.

    abstract::Extensive research has shown that the early life stages of marine organisms are sensitive to ocean acidification (OA). Less is known, however, on whether larval settlement and metamorphosis may be affected, or by which mechanisms. These are key processes in the life cycle of most marine benthic organisms, since they m...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Espinel-Velasco N,Agüera A,Lamare M

    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

  • Multi-frequency and light-avoiding characteristics of deep acoustic layers in the North Atlantic.

    abstract::This study aimed to add light-avoidance as a categorizing technique for the study of mesopelagic acoustic layers. Data recorded along the 20° W parallel from 20° N to Iceland showed three types of mesopelagic layers: the non-avoiding non-migrant deep scattering layer (NMDSL), which dropped its intensity toward the nor...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Peña M,Cabrera-Gámez J,Domínguez-Brito AC

    更新日期:2020-02-01 00:00:00

  • An energy budget for the subtidal bivalve Modiolus barbatus (Mollusca) at different temperatures.

    abstract::Clearance rates, respiration rates and food absorption efficiencies of the commercially interesting subtidal bivalve Modiolus barbatus were measured at different temperatures under laboratory conditions and scope for growth calculated. Clearance rates were highest at temperatures from 20 °C to 28 °C, whereas respirati...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ezgeta-Balić D,Rinaldi A,Peharda M,Prusina I,Montalto V,Niceta N,Sarà G

    更新日期:2011-02-01 00:00:00

  • Isotopic niches of fin whales from the Mediterranean Sea and the Celtic Sea (North Atlantic).

    abstract::The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) is the most abundant and widespread mysticete species in the Mediterranean Sea, found mostly in deep, offshore waters of the western and central portion of the region. In the Mediterranean, this species is known to feed mainly on krill, in contrast to its Atlantic counterpart, whi...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Das K,Holleville O,Ryan C,Berrow S,Gilles A,Ody D,Michel LN

    更新日期:2017-06-01 00:00:00

  • Anti-oxidative cellular protection effect of fasting-induced autophagy as a mechanism for hormesis.

    abstract::The aim of this investigation was to test the hypothesis that fasting-induced augmented lysosomal autophagic turnover of cellular proteins and organelles will reduce potentially harmful lipofuscin (age-pigment) formation in cells by more effectively removing oxidatively damaged proteins. An animal model (marine snail-...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Moore MN,Shaw JP,Ferrar Adams DR,Viarengo A

    更新日期:2015-06-01 00:00:00

  • Metal uptake in zebrafish embryo-larvae exposed to metal-contaminated sediments.

    abstract::Heavy metal contamination in coastal and estuarine regions of inner Tolo Harbour, as well as some river and nullah areas, is one of the major water-pollution issues in Hong Kong. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo-larvae was used to study metal uptake from coastal sediments collected from Fo Tan River (industrial area, Sh...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li WH,Chan PC,Chan KM

    更新日期:2004-08-01 00:00:00

  • Area use and movements of the white croaker (Genyonemus lineatus) in the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.

    abstract::Understanding the movements of fish in relation to areas of contaminated and urbanized habitats is crucial to fisheries management and habitat remediation. In this study, the movements of white croaker in the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors were examined using both active and passive acoustic telemetry tracking. Da...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Farris M,Ahr B,Lowe CG

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

  • Measurement of DNA single-strand breaks in gill and hemolymph cells of mussels, Mytilus sp., collected on the French Atlantic Coast.

    abstract::DNA single-strand breaks were measured by the comet assay in both gill and hemolymph cells of mussels collected in 3 sampling areas of the French coast (Pointe du Castelli, Pen Bron and Saint-Nazaire Harbour). Whole mussel tissue samples were also collected for the chemical determination of PAH, PCB and heavy metal co...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Akcha F,Tanguy A,Leday G,Pelluhet L,Budzinski H,Chiffoleau JF

    更新日期:2004-08-01 00:00:00

  • Baited camera survey of deep-sea demersal fishes of the West African oil provinces off Angola: 1200-2500m depth, East Atlantic Ocean.

    abstract::Deep-sea demersal fish surveys using baited cameras were undertaken in the West African oil provinces between 1297 m and 2453 m depth in 2002, 2005 and 2008. A total of 29 deployments amounting to 16,175 images encountered 31 species of bait attending deep-sea fish from 17 families. The extrapolated species richness w...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jamieson AJ,Linley TD,Craig J

    更新日期:2017-08-01 00:00:00

  • Multi-marker eDNA metabarcoding survey to assess the environmental impact of three offshore gas platforms in the North Adriatic Sea (Italy).

    abstract::The environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding represents a new promising tool for biomonitoring and environmental impact assessment. One of the main advantages of eDNA metabarcoding, compared to the traditional morphotaxonomy-based methods, is to provide a more holistic biodiversity information that includes inconspicuou...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cordier T,Frontalini F,Cermakova K,Apothéloz-Perret-Gentil L,Treglia M,Scantamburlo E,Bonamin V,Pawlowski J

    更新日期:2019-04-01 00:00:00

  • Development of hepatic CYP1A and blood vitellogenin in eel (Anguilla anguilla) for use as biomarkers in the Thames Estuary, UK.

    abstract::The potential of eel (Anguilla anguilla) as a monitoring species for the Thames Estuary, UK, was examined. Hepatic cytochrome P4501A [7-ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (EROD) activity] and blood vitellogenin (Western analysis) were investigated as biomarkers of exposure to, respectively, organic contaminants and to conta...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Livingstone DR,Mitchelmore CL,Peters LD,O'Hara SC,Shaw JP,Chesman BS,Doyotte A,McEvoy J,Ronisz D,Larsson DG,Förlin L

    更新日期:2000-07-01 00:00:00

  • Sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in marine sediments from southern and northern areas of the Norwegian continental shelf.

    abstract::Variability in levels and sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in sediments from one large sea area off the coast of northern Norway ("North area", NA) have been compared to similar data from another large area off the coast of southern Norway ("South area", SA). Samples from NA were collected at the Norw...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Boitsov S,Petrova V,Jensen HK,Kursheva A,Litvinenko I,Klungsøyr J

    更新日期:2013-06-01 00:00:00

  • Seafloor massive sulfide deposits support unique megafaunal assemblages: Implications for seabed mining and conservation.

    abstract::Mining of seafloor massive sulfides (SMS) is imminent, but the ecology of assemblages at SMS deposits is poorly known. Proposed conservation strategies include protected areas to preserve biodiversity at risk from mining impacts. Determining site suitability requires biological characterisation of the mine site and pr...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Boschen RE,Rowden AA,Clark MR,Pallentin A,Gardner JP

    更新日期:2016-04-01 00:00:00

  • Ecotoxicological effects of polystyrene microbeads in a battery of marine organisms belonging to different trophic levels.

    abstract::The aim of this study was to detect ecotoxicological effects of 0.1 μm polystyrene microbeads in marine organisms belonging to different trophic levels. MP build up, lethal and sub-lethal responses were investigated in the bacterium Vibrio anguillarum (culturability), in the green microalga Dunaliella tertiolecta (gro...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gambardella C,Morgana S,Bramini M,Rotini A,Manfra L,Migliore L,Piazza V,Garaventa F,Faimali M

    更新日期:2018-10-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of settling organic matter on the bioaccumulation of cadmium and BDE-99 by Baltic Sea benthic invertebrates.

    abstract::Settling organic matter (OM) is the major food source for heterotrophic benthic fauna. The high sorption affinity of many contaminants for OM implies that OM can influence both the distribution and bioavailability of contaminants. Here, we experimentally examine the role of settling OM of various nutritional qualities...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Thorsson MH,Hedman JE,Bradshaw C,Gunnarsson JS,Gilek M

    更新日期:2008-04-01 00:00:00

  • Status of the glass sponge reefs in the Georgia Basin.

    abstract::The purpose of this paper is to describe the status and general faunal composition of sponge reefs in the Georgia Basin (GB), British Columbia, Canada. Fourteen distinct deep-water glass sponge (Hexactinellid) reefs have been mapped using multibeam bathymetry and sidescan sonar in the GB. Seven of these have been surv...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cook SE,Conway KW,Burd B

    更新日期:2008-12-01 00:00:00

  • Recruitment of benthic organisms onto a planned artificial reef: shifts in community structure one decade post-deployment.

    abstract::Most artificial reef (AR) studies have examined the early colonization stages of benthic communities, while only a few have monitored the development of AR communities beyond the initial successional phases and evaluated the time scale needed for such development. In addition, despite the proliferation of AR studies, ...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Perkol-Finkel S,Benayahu Y

    更新日期:2005-03-01 00:00:00

  • Application of satellite infrared data for mapping of thermal plume contamination in coastal ecosystem of Korea.

    abstract::The 5900 MW Younggwang nuclear power station on the west coast of Korea discharges warm water affecting coastal ecology [KORDI report (2003). Wide area observation of the impact of the operation of Younggwang nuclear power plant 5 and 6, No. BSPI 319-00-1426-3, KORDI, Seoul, Korea]. Here the spatial and temporal chara...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ahn YH,Shanmugam P,Lee JH,Kang YQ

    更新日期:2006-03-01 00:00:00

  • Direct comparison of enzyme histochemical and immunohistochemical methods to localize an enzyme.

    abstract::Immunohistochemical localization of enzymes is compared directly with localization of enzyme activity with (catalytic) enzyme histochemical methods. The two approaches demonstrate principally different aspects of an enzyme. The immunohistochemical method localizes the enzyme protein whether it is active or not whereas...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Van Noorden CJ

    更新日期:2002-09-01 00:00:00

  • In vivo and in vitro effects of benzothiazole on sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus).

    abstract::Benzothiazole, a common chemical associated with tire manufacturing and industrial wastewater, is a principal component of both fresh water and estuarine tire leachate, a neurotoxicant to larval sheepshead minnows (Cyprinodon variegatus) in in vivo estuarine studies. The neurotoxic potential of benzothiazole was inves...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Evans JJ,Shoemaker CA,Klesius PH

    更新日期:2000-07-01 00:00:00

  • Long-term impacts of coral bleaching events on the world's warmest reefs.

    abstract::The southern Arabian Gulf houses some of the most thermally tolerant corals on earth, but severe bleaching in the late 1990s caused widespread mortality. More than a decade later, corals still dominated benthos (mean: 40 ± 3% cover on 10 sites spanning > 350 km; range: 11.0-65.6%), but coral communities varied spatial...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Burt J,Al-Harthi S,Al-Cibahy A

    更新日期:2011-10-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of temperature on scope for growth and accumulation of Cd, Co, Cu and Pb by the marine bivalve Mytilus edulis.

    abstract::In many aquatic organisms including Mytilus edulis, the role of temperature on bioaccumulation of metals is still not clearly understood. In this study, uptake and accumulation of Cu, Co, Cd and Pb in mussels were investigated at different temperatures (6-26 degrees C). Results from exposure of isolated gills showed a...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mubiana VK,Blust R

    更新日期:2007-04-01 00:00:00

  • Vitamin E co-treatment reduces Aroclor 1254-induced impairment of reproductive neuroendocrine function in Atlantic croaker.

    abstract::We have shown previously that exposure of Atlantic croaker to a PCB mixture (Aroclor 1254) results in impaired reproductive neuroendocrine function. In addition, we have identified hypothalamic tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH), the rate-limiting enzyme in serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) synthesis, as a target of PCB neuro...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Khan IA,Thomas P

    更新日期:2004-08-01 00:00:00

  • Integrating fish scale and bone isotopic compositions for 'deep time' retrospective studies.

    abstract::Isotopic studies of archived fish scales have tremendous potential to develop long-term retrospectives that provide important insights into how humans have altered aquatic ecosystems. However, fish specimens in museum archives and other repositories typically date to time periods when the impacts of industrial societi...

    journal_title:Marine environmental research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Guiry EJ,Hunt BPV

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00