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Bart Shepherd
California Academy of Sciences
16Publications
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#1Hudson T. Pinheiro (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 16
#2Bart Shepherd (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 5
Last.Luiz A. Rocha (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 46
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The Philippines is often highlighted as the global epicenter of marine biodiversity, yet surveys of reef-associated fishes in this region rarely extend beyond shallow habitats. Here, we improve the understanding of fish species diversity and distribution patterns in the Philippines by analyzing data from mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs; 30–150 m depth) obtained via mixed-gas rebreather diving and baited remote underwater video surveys. A total of 277 fish species from 50 families was documente...
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#1Hudson T. PinheiroH-Index: 16
#2Bart ShepherdH-Index: 5
Last.Luiz A. RochaH-Index: 46
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#1Yi-Kai TeaH-Index: 2
#2Hudson T. PinheiroH-Index: 16
Last.Luiz A. RochaH-Index: 8
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#1B. Gabriela ArangoH-Index: 1
#2Hudson T. PinheiroH-Index: 16
Last.Luiz A. RochaH-Index: 8
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#1Hudson T. Pinheiro (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 16
#2Gal Eyal (BIU: Bar-Ilan University)H-Index: 10
Last.Luiz A. Rocha (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 8
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Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) have historically been considered more stable than shallow reefs and thus suggested to provide refuge to coral reef communities against natural and anthropogenic impacts. Despite this assumption, a growing body of literature has shown that deep reefs are not immune to natural disturbance. Here, based on our in situ observations, we propose that disturbance may actually represent an important mechanism for maintaining biodiversity in MCEs, as is the case for sha...
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#1Bart ShepherdH-Index: 5
#2Hudson T. PinheiroH-Index: 16
Last.Luiz A. RochaH-Index: 46
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#1Luiz A. Rocha (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 8
#2Hudson T. Pinheiro (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 16
Last.Pim Bongaerts (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 24
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The rapid degradation of coral reefs is one of the most serious biodiversity problems facing our generation. Mesophotic coral reefs (at depths of 30 to 150 meters) have been widely hypothesized to provide refuge from natural and anthropogenic impacts, a promise for the survival of shallow reefs. The potential role of mesophotic reefs as universal refuges is often highlighted in reef conservation research. This hypothesis rests on two assumptions: (i) that there is considerable overlap in species...
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#1Bart Shepherd (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 5
#2Matt Wandell (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
Last.Luiz A. Rocha (California Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 8
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Accompanying the recent technological innovations in remotely operated vehicles, submersibles, technical SCUBA, and closed-circuit rebreather diving gear, new discoveries are being made on mesophotic coral ecosystems around the world. However, collecting live fishes from mesophotic depths (60-150m) is challenging, given the difficulty of accessing the habitat, catching the fishes, and the barotrauma that can result from rapid decompression during their transport to the surface. Here, we designed...
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#1Bart ShepherdH-Index: 5
#2Tyler PhelpsH-Index: 1
Last.Luiz A. RochaH-Index: 8
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