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Halanych, K.M., C.H. Ainsworth, E.E. Cordes, R.E. Dodge, M. Huettel, I.A. Mendelssohn, S.A. Murawski, C.B. Paris-Limouzy, P.T. Schwing, R.F. Shaw, and T.T. Sutton. 2021. Effects of petroleum by-products and dispersants on ecosystems. Oceanography 34(1):152–163 


Sluis, M.Z., Judkins, H., Dance, M.A., Vecchione, M., Cornic, M., T.T. Sutton, T. and Rooker, J.R. (2021) Taxonomic composition, abundance and habitat associations of squid paralarvae in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 174: 103572 


McKinney, L.D., J.G. Shepherd, C.A. Wilson, W.T. Hogarth, J. Chanton, S.A. Murawski, P.A. Sandifer, T.T. Sutton, D. Yoskowitz, K. Wowk, T.M. Ögzökmen, S.B. Joye, and R. Caffey (2021) The Gulf of Mexico: An Overview. Oceanography 34(1):30–43 


Sutton, T. T., Bracken-Grissom, H., Lopez, J. V., Vecchione, M., Youngbluth, M. J., eds. (2021). Deep Pelagic Ecosystem Dynamics in a Highly Impacted Water Column: The Gulf of Mexico after Deepwater Horizon. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. 


Webb, T.J., M.J. Juan-Jordá, H. Motomura, F. Navarrete-Mier, H. Olaveer, H. Oxenford, C. Park, C. Roberts, M.D. Santos, T.T. Sutton, and M. Thorndyke. (2021) Chapter 6C. Fishes. In: The Second World Ocean Assessment, Volume I. United Nations. Pp. 163-175.



Solo-Gabriele, H.M., T. Fiddaman, C. Mauritzen, C. Ainsworth, D.M. Abramson, I. Berenshtein, E.P. Chassignet, S.S. Chen, R.N. Conmy, C.D. Court, W.K. Dewar, J.W. Farrington, M. Feldman, A. C. Ferguson, E. Fetherston-Resch, D. French-McCay, C. Hale, R. He, V.H. Ourafalou, K. Lee, Y. Liu, M. Masi, E.S. Maung-Douglass, S.L. Morey, S.A. Murawski, C.B. Paris, N. Perlin, E.L. Pulster, A. Quigg, D.J. Reed, J.J. Ruzicka, P.A. Sandifer, J.G. Shephard, B.H. Singer, M.R. Stukel, T.T. Sutton, R.H. Weisberg, D. Wiesenburg, C.A. Wilson, M. Wilson, K.M. Wowk, C. Yanoff, and D. Yoskowitz (2021) Towards integrated modeling of the long-term impacts of oil spills. Marine Policy 131 (2021) 104554. 


Ainsworth, C., E. Chassignet, D. French-McCay, C.J. Beagle-Krause, I. Berenshtein, J. Englehardt, T. Fiddaman, H. Huang, M. Huettel, D. Justic, V. Kourafalou, Y. Liu, C. Mauritzen, S. Murawski, S. Morey, T. Ozgokmen, C. Paris-Limouzy, J. Ruzicka, S. Saul, J. Sephard, S. Socolofsky, H. Solo-Gabriele, T.T. Sutton, R. Weisberg, C. Wilson, L. Zheng, and Y. Zheng (2021) A synthesis of integrative numerical modeling for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environmental Modelling and Software 


Murawski, S.A., M. Grosell, C. Smith, T.T. Sutton, K.M. Halanych, R.F. Shaw, and C.A. Wilson. 2021. Impacts of petroleum, petroleum components, and dispersants on organisms and populations. Oceanography 34(1):136–151 


Sutton, T.T., K.M. Boswell, H.D. Bracken-Grissom, J.V. Lopez, M. Vecchione, and M. Youngbluth (2021) Editorial: Deep Pelagic Ecosystem Dynamics in a Highly Impacted Water Column: The Gulf of Mexico After Deepwater Horizon. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8:653074. 


Woodstock, M., T.T. Sutton, T. Frank and Y. Zhang (2021) An early warning sign: trophic structure changes in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico from 2011-2018. Ecological Modelling 


Bos, R.P., T.T. Sutton, and T.M. Frank (2021) State of satiation partially regulates the dynamics of vertical migration. Frontiers in Marine Science. 


Sutton, T.T., A.B. Cook, R.M. Milligan, K.M. Boswell, and D. Fenolio (2020) Deep-pelagic research in the Gulf of Mexico: An extraordinary oceanic ecosystem facing extraordinary challenges. ECO Environment: Coastal and Offshore, Special Issue - DEEP SEA 2020: 29-31. 


Clark, K.A., M. Vecchione, B.A. Seibel, and H.L. Judkins (2021) Species Abundance, Spatial and Vertical Distributions, and Eye-Size Trends of Large Heteropods (Pterotracheidae and Carinariidae) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. American Malacological Bulletin 38(2): 73-82.

Berger A., P. Blackwelder, T. Frank, T.T. Sutton, N.M. Pruzinsky, N. Slayden and J.V. Lopez (2021) Microscopic and Genetic Characterization of Bacterial Symbionts With Bioluminescent Potential in Pyrosoma atlanticum. Frontiers in Marine Science 8:606818. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.606818

Cook, A.B., A.M. Bernard, K.M. Boswell, H. Bracken-Grissom, M. D'Elia, S. Derada, C.G. Easson, D. English, R.I. Eytan, T. Frank, C. Hu, M.W. Johnston, H. Judkins, C. Lembke, J.V. Lopez, R.J. Milligan, J.A. Moore, B. Penta, N.M. Pruzinsky, J.A. Quinlan, T. Richards, I.C. Romero, M.S. Shivji, M. Vecchione, M.D. Weber, R.J.D. Wells, and T.T. Sutton (2020). A Multidisciplinary Approach to Investigate Deep-Pelagic Ecosystem Dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:548880.

Rees, D.J., J.Y. de Poulsen, T.T. Sutton, P.A.S. Costa, and M.F. Landaeta (2020). Global phylogeography suggests extensive eucosmopolitanism in mesopelagic fishes (Maurolicus: Sternoptychidae). Scientific Reports 10:20544.

Woodstock, M., C.A. Blanar, and T.T. Sutton (2020). Diet and parasites of a mesopelagic fish assemblage in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology 167(12):1-9.

Richards, T.M., T.T. Sutton, and R.J.D. Wells (2020). Trophic Structure and Sources of Variation Influencing the Stable Isotope Signatures of Meso-and Bathypelagic Micronekton Fishes. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:507992.

Linardich, C., I.G. Priede, T.T. Sutton, and D.A. Keith (2020). M2.1 Bathypelagic ocean waters. In: D.A. Keith, J.R. Ferrer-Paris, E. Nicholson, and R.T. Kingsford (eds.) (2020). The IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology 2.0: Descriptive profiles for biomes and ecosystem functional groups. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Watermeyer, K.E., E.J. Gregr, R.R. Rykaczewski, I.G. Priede, T.T. Sutton, and D.A. Keith (2020). M2.1 Mesopelagic ocean waters. In: D.A. Keith, J.R. Ferrer-Paris, E. Nicholson, and R.T. Kingsford (eds.) (2020). The IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology 2.0: Descriptive profiles for biomes and ecosystem functional groups. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Watermeyer, K.E., R.R. Rykaczewski, I.G. Priede, T.T. Sutton, and D.A. Keith (2020). M2.1 Epipelagic ocean waters. In: D.A. Keith, J.R. Ferrer-Paris, E. Nicholson, and R.T. Kingsford (eds.) (2020). The IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology 2.0: Descriptive profiles for biomes and ecosystem functional groups. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Boswell, K.M., D’Elia, M., Johnston, M.W., Mohan, J.A., Warren, J.D., Wells, R.J., and Sutton, T.T. (2020). Oceanographic structure and light levels drive patterns of sound scattering layers in a low-latitude oceanic system. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:51.

Davis, A.L., T.T. Sutton, W.M. Kier, and S. Johnsen (2020). Evidence that eye-facing photophores serve as a reference for counterillumination in an order of deep-sea fishes. Proc. Royal Soc. B. 287: 20192918.

Easson, C.G., K.M. Boswell, N. Tucker, J.D. Warren, and J.V. Lopez (2020). Combined eDNA and Acoustic Analysis Reflects Diel Vertical Migration of Mixed Consortia in the Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:552.

Frank, T.M., Fine, C.D., Burdett, E.A., Cook, A.B., and Sutton, T.T. (2020). The vertical and horizontal distribution of deep-sea crustaceans in the Order Euphausiacea in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:99.

Judkins, H. and M. Vecchione (2020). Vertical distribution patterns of cephalopods in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:47.

Judkins, H., A. Lindgren, R. Villenueva, K. Clark, and M. Vecchione (2020). A description of three new bathyteuthid squid species from the North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science. 96(2): 281-296.

Mapstone, G. and M. Youngbluth (2020). New observations on the rare physonect Melophysa melo (Siphonophora; Agalmatidae) from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Zootaxa, 4732(1), zootaxa-4732.

Marks, A.D., Kerstetter, D.W., Wyanski, D.M., and Sutton, T.T. (2020). Reproductive ecology of dragonfishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae) in the Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:101.

McKeon, S., D. Fenolio, R.A. Dreelin, D. Shaw, Z. Kobrinsky and C. Meyer (2020). NextGen Natural History: New Technologies for Classical Natural History Questions. Journal of Natural History Education and Experience 14: 6-12.

Meinert, C.R., K. Clausen-Sparks, M. Cornic, T.T. Sutton, and J.R. Rooker (2020). Taxonomic richness and diversity of larval fish assemblages in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico: links to oceanographic conditions. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:579.

Melo, M.R.S., R.A. Caires, and T.T. Sutton (2020). Chapter 7. The Scientific Explorations for Deep-Sea Fishes in Brazil: The Known Knowns, The Known Unknowns, and the Unknown Unknowns. In: P.Y.G. Sumida et al. (eds.), Brazilian Deep-Sea Biodiversity, Brazilian Marine Biodiversity, Springer Nature, Switzerland.

Milligan, R.J. and Sutton, T.T. (2020). Dispersion overrides environmental variability as a primary driver of the horizontal assemblage structure of the mesopelagic fish Family Myctophidae in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:15.

Moore, J.A., D.B. Fenolio, A.B. Cook, and T.T. Sutton (2020). Hiding in plain sight: Elopomorph larvae are important contributors to fish biodiversity in a low-latitude oceanic ecosystem. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:51

Peterson, C. (2020). Into the Deep: Science, Technology, and the Quest to Protect the Ocean. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books.

Into the Deep

Pruzinsky, N.M., R.J. Milligan, and T.T. Sutton (2020). Pelagic habitat partitioning of late-larval and juvenile tunas in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:257.

Pulster, E., A. Gracia, S.M. Snyder, I.C. Romero, B. Carr,  G. Toro-Farmer, and S.A. Murawski (2020).  Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon baselines in Gulf of Mexico fishes. In: Murawski, S.A., Ainsworth C., Gilbert, S., Hollander, D., Paris, C.B., Schlüter, M., and Wetzel, D. (Eds.) Scenarios and Responses to Future Deep Oil Spills – Fighting the Next War. (pp. 253-271). Springer.

Rogers, A., O. Aburto-Oropeza, W. Appeltans, J. Assis, L.T. Ballance, P. Cury, C. Duarte, F. Favoretto, J. Kumagai, C. Lovelock, P. Miloslavich, A. Niamir, D. O., B.C. O’Leary, G. Reygondeau, C. Roberts, Y. Sadovy, T.T. Sutton, D. Tittensor, E. Velarde (2020). Critical Habitats and Biodiversity: Inventory, Thresholds and Governance. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute.

Romero, I.C., H. Judkins, and M. Vecchione (2020). Temporal variability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in deep-sea cephalopods of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Frontier in Marine Science. 7:54.

Timm, L.E., H.D. Bracken-Grissom, A. Sosnowski, M. Breitbart, M. Vecchione, and H. Judkins (2020). Population genomics of three deep-sea cephalopod species reveals connectivity between the Gulf of Mexico and northwestern Atlantic Ocean. Deep Sea Research I. 158: 103222.

Timm, L.E., L. Isma, M.W. Johnston, and H.D. Bracken-Grissom (2020). Comparative population genomics and biophysical modeling of shrimp migration in the Gulf of Mexico reveals current-mediated connectivity. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:19.

Sutton, T.T., Frank, T.M., Romero, I.C., and Judkins, H. (2020). Chapter 24: As Gulf oil extraction goes deeper, who is at risk? Community structure, distribution, and connectivity of the deep-pelagic fauna. In: Murawski, S.A., Ainsworth C., Gilbert, S., Hollander, D., Paris, C.B., Schlüter, M. and Wetzel, D. (Eds.) Scenarios and Responses to Future Deep Oil Spills – Fighting the Next War. Springer.

Sutton, T.T., P.A. Hulley, R. Wienerroither, D. Zaera-Perez and J.R. Paxton (2020). Identification guide to the mesopelagic fishes of the central and south east Atlantic Ocean. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome, FAO. 320 pp.

Water Column Working Group [Vecchione, Sutton, et al.] (2020). Workshop to Identify national Ocean Exploration Priorities in the Pacific. Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

Woodstock, M.S., C. Golightly, D. Fenolio, J.A. Moore (2019) Larsonia pterophylla (Cnidaria, Pandeidae) Parasitic on Two Leptocephali: Paraconger sp. (Congridae) and Callechelyini gen. sp. (Ophichthidae) in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf and Caribbean Research 30 (1):SC7-SC10.

Androulidakis, Y., V. Karourafalou, M. Le Hénaff, HS Kang, T.T. Sutton, S. Chen, C. Hu, and N. Ntaganou (2019). Offshore spreading of Mississippi waters: pathways and vertical structure under eddy influence. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 124.

Baker, L., L. Freed, J. Jopez C. Easson, L. Baker, D. Fenolio, T.T. Sutton, Y. Khan, P. Blackwelder, T. Hendry (2019). Diverse deep-sea anglerfishes share a genetically reduced luminous symbiont that is required from the environment. eLIFE. 2019; 8:e47606.

Barnes, B.B., J.P. Cannizzaro, D.C. English, and C. Hu (2019). Validation of VIIRS and MODIS reflectance data in coastal and oceanic waters: An assessment of methods. Remote Sensing of Environment, 220, 110–123.

Drazen J., C. Smith, K. Gjerde, W. Au, J. Black, G. Carter, M. Clark, J. Durden, P. Dutrieux, E. Goetze, S. Haddock, M. Hatta, C. Hauton P. Hill, J. Koslow , A. Leitner, C. Measures, A. Pacini, F. Parrish, T. Peacock, J. Perelman, T.T. Sutton, C. Taymans, V. Tunnicliffe, L. Watling, H. Yamamoto, E. Young and A. Ziegler (2019). Report of the workshop evaluating the nature of midwater mining plumes and their potential effects on midwater ecosystems. Research Ideas and Outcomes 5: e33527

Easson, C.G. and J.V. Lopez (2019). Depth-dependent environmental drivers of microbial plankton community structure in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 3175.

Freed, L., C. Easson, L. Baker, D. Fenolio, T.T. Sutton, Y. Khan, P. Blackwelder, T. Hendry, and J.V. Lopez (2019). Characterization of bioluminescent symbionts from six families of ceratioid fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 95(10): fiz146.

Johnston, M., R.J. Milligan, C.G. Easson, B. Penta, S. DeRada, and T.T. Sutton (2019). An empirically-validated method for characterizing pelagic habitats in the Gulf of Mexico using ocean model data. Limnology & Oceanography: Methods. 17(6): 363-375.

Milligan, R.J., A.M. Bernard, K.M. Boswell, H.D. Bracken-Grissom, M.A. D’Elia, S. DeRada, C.G. Easson, D. English, R.I. Eytan, K.A. Finnegan, C. Hu, C. Lembke, J.V. Lopez, B. Penta, T. Richards, I.C. Romero, M. Shivji, L. Timm, J.D. Warren, M. Weber, R.J.D. Wells, and T.T. Sutton (2019). The application of novel research technologies by the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium. Marine Technology Society Journal. 52(6): 81-86.

Vereshchaka, A., A. Lunina, and T.T. Sutton (2019). Assessing deep-pelagic shrimp biomass to 3000 m in the Atlantic Ocean and ramifications of upscaled global biomass. Scientific Reports 9:5946.

Judkins, H., A. Lindgren, R. Villeneuva, K. Clark, and M. Vecchione (2019).  New bathyteuthid species in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science.

Li, Y., C. Hu, A. Quigg, and H. Gao (2019). Potential influence of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on phytoplankton primary productivity in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Research Letters, 14(9).

Timm, L., J.A. Browder, S. Simon, T.L. Jackson, I.C. Zink, and H.D. Bracken-Grissom (2019). A tree money grows on: the first inclusive molecular phylogeny of the economically important pink shrimp (Decapoda, Farfantepenaeus) reveals cryptic diversity. Invertebrate Systematics, 33, 488–500.

Richards, T.M., E.E. Gipson, A.B. Cook, T.T. Sutton, and R.J.D. Wells (2018). Trophic ecology of meso- and bathypelagic predatory fishes in the Gulf of Mexico. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 76(3): 662-672.

Timm, L.E., B. Moahamed, D. Churchill, and H. Bracken-Grissom (2018). Bathynomus giganteus (Isopoda: Cirolanidae) and the canyon: a population genetics assessment of De Soto Canyon as a glacial refugium for the giant deep-sea isopod. Hydrobiologia.

Cornic, M. and J.R. Rooker (2018). Influence of oceanographic conditions on the distribution and abundance of blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) larvae in the Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Research, 201, 1–10.

Cornic, M., B.L. Smith, L.L. Kitchens, J.R. Alvarado Bremer, and J.R. Rooker (2018). Abundance and habitat associations of tuna larvae in the surface water of the Gulf of Mexico. Hydrobiologia, 806, 1, 29-46.

Fenolio, D., T.T. Sutton, and A. Cook (2018). Abyssal ambushers.  Anima Mundi Magazine 32: 52-63

Grüss, A., H.A. Perryman, E.A. Babcock, S.R. Sagarese, J.T. Thorson, C.H. Ainsworth, E.J. Anderson, K. Brennan, M.D. Campbell, M.C. Christman, S. Cross, M.D. Drexler, J.M. Drymon, C.L. Gardner, D.S. Hanisko, J. Hendon, C.C. Koenig, M. Love, F. Martinez-Andrade, J. Morris, B.T. Noble, M.A. Nuttall, J. Osborne, C. Pattengill-Semmens, A.G. Pollack, T.T. Sutton, and T.S. Switzer (2018). Monitoring programs of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico: inventory, development and use of a large monitoring database to map fish and invertebrate spatial distributions. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.

Hendry, T.A., L.L. Freed, D. Fader, D. Fenolio, T.T. Sutton, and J.V. Lopez (2018). Ongoing Transposon-Mediated Genome Reduction in the Luminous Bacterial Symbionts of Deep-Sea Ceratioid Anglerfishes. Marine Biology, 9(3), pp. e01033-18

Kupchik, M.J., M.C. Benfield and T.T. Sutton (2018). The first in situ encounter of Gigantura chuni (Giganturidae: Giganturoidei: Aulopiformes: Cyclosquamata: Teleostei), with a preliminary investigation of pair-bonding. Copeia 106(4): 641-645.

Romero, I.C. (2018). A high-throughput method (ASE-GC/MS/MS/MRM) for quantification of multiple hydrocarbon compounds in marine environmental samples. Marine Technology Society Journal, 52(6), 66–70.

Romero, I.C., T.T. Sutton, B. Carr, E. Quintana-Rizzo, S.W. Ross, D.J. Hollander and J.J. Torres (2018). Decadal Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Mesopelagic Fishes from the Gulf of Mexico Reveals Exposure to Oil-Derived Sources. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(19): 10985-10996.

Schweikert, L.E., R.R. Fitak, E.N. Caves, T.T. Sutton, and S. Johnsen (2018). Spectral sensitivity in ray-finned fishes: diversity, ecology, and shared descent. Journal of Experimental Biology 221, jeb189761.

Schweikert, L.E., E.M. Caves, S.E. Solie, T.T. Sutton, and S. Johnsen (2018). Variation in rod spectral sensitivity of fishes is best predicted by habitat and depth. Journal of Fish Biology 2018; 1–8.

Sutton, T.T. and R.J. Milligan (2018). Deep Sea Ecology. In: Fath, B.D. (editor in chief) Encyclopedia of Ecology, 2nd edition, vol. 1, pp. 35–45. Oxford: Elsevier.

Woodall, L.C., D.A. Andradi-Brown, A.S. Brierley, M.R. Clark, D. Connelly, R.A. Hall, K.L. Howell, V.A.I. Huvenne, K. Linse, R.E. Ross, P. Snelgrove, P.V. Stefanoudis, T.T. Sutton, M. Taylor, T.F. Thornton, and A.D. Rogers (2018). A multidisciplinary approach for generating globally consistent data on mesophotic, deep-pelagic, and bathyal biological communities.  Oceanography 31(3).

Burdett, E, C. Fine, T.T. Sutton, A.B. Cook, and T. Frank (2017). Geographic and depth distributions, ontogeny, and reproductive seasonality decapod shrimps (Caridea: Oplophoridae) from the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 93(3): 743-767.

Caves, E.M., T.T. Sutton, and S. Johnsen (2017). Visual acuity in ray-finned fishes correlates with eye size and habitat. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220: 1586-1596.

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Chen, S. and C. Hu (2017). Estimating sea surface salinity in the northern Gulf of Mexico from satellite ocean color measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, 201, 115–132.

Churnside, J.H, R.J.D. Wells, K.M. Boswell, J.A. Quinlan, R.D. Marchbanks, B.J. McCarty, and T.T. Sutton (2017). Surveying the distribution and abundance of flyingfishes and other epipelagics in the northern Gulf of Mexico using airborne LIDAR. Bulletin of Marine Science. 93(2): 591-609.

Drazen, J.C. and T. T. Sutton (2017). Dining in the Deep: The Feeding Ecology of Deep-Sea Fishes. Annual Reviews in Marine Science 9: 337-366.

Hammerschlag, N., C. Meyer, M. Grace, S. Kessell, T.T. Sutton, E. Harvey, C. Paris, D. Kerstetter, and S.J. Cooke (2017). Shining a light on fish at night: an overview of fish and fisheries in the dark of night, deep and polar seas. Bulletin of Marine Science 93(2): 253-284.

Mohan, J.A., T.T. Sutton, A.B. Cook, K.M. Boswell, and R.J.D. Wells (2017). Influence of oceanographic conditions on abundance and distribution of post-larval and juvenile carangid fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fisheries Oceanography 2017, 00: 1–16.

Porteiro, F.M., T.T. Sutton, I. Byrkjedal, A. Orlov, M. Heino, G. Menezes, and O.A. Bergstad (2017). Fishes of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge collected during the MAR-ECO cruise in June-July 2004: an annotated checklist. Arquipelago. Life and Marine Sciences. Supplement 10: iii +125 pp.

Rees, D.J., I. Byrkjedal, and T.T. Sutton (2017). Pruning the pearlsides: Reconciling morphology and molecules in mesopelagic fishes (Maurolicus: Sternoptychidae). Deep-Sea Research II 137: 246-257.

Reygondeau, G., L. Guidi, G. Beaugrand, S.A. Henson, P. Koubbi, B.R. MacKenzie, T.T. Sutton, M. Fiorini, and O. Maury (2017). Global biogeochemical provinces of the mesopelagic zone. Journal of Biogeography

Sutton, T.T., M.R. Clark, D.C. Dunn, P.N. Halpin, A.D. Rogers, J. Guinotte, S.J. Bograd, M.V. Angel, J.A.A. Perez, K. Wishner, R.L. Haedrich, D.J. Lindsay, C.D. Jeffrey, A. Vereshchaka, U. Piatkowski, T. Morato, K. Blachowiak-Samolyk, B.H. Robison, K.M. Gjerde, A. Pierrot-Bults, P. Bernal, G. Reygondeau, and M. Heino (2017). A global biogeographic classification of the mesopelagic zone. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 126, 85–102.

Judkins, H., A. Cook, T.T. Sutton and M. Vecchione (2016). Diversity of midwater cephalopods in the northern Gulf of Mexico: comparison of two collecting methods. Marine Biodiversity.

D’Elia, M., J.D. Warren, I. Rodriguez-Pinto, T.T. Sutton, A.B. Cook (2016). Diel Variation in the vertical distribution of deep-water scattering layers in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research I 115: 91-102.

Fenolio, D. (2016). Life in the Dark: Illuminating Biodiversity in the shadowy Haunts of Planet Earth. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Fisher, C.R., P.A. Montagna, and T.T. Sutton (2016). How did the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact deep-sea ecosystems? Oceanography 29(3):182–195.

Gaither, M.R.,  B. Violi, H.W. Gray, F. Neat, J.C. Drazen, D. Grubbs, A. Roa-Varón, T.T. Sutton, and A.R. Hoelzel (2016). Depth as a driver of evolution in the deep sea: insights from grenadiers (Gadiformes: Macrouridae) of the genus Coryphaenoides. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 104: 73-82.

Grüss, A., E.A. Babcock, S.R. Sagarese, M. Drexler, D.D. Chagaris, C.H. Ainsworth, B. Penta, S. deRada, and T.T. Sutton (2016). Improving the spatial allocation of functional group biomasses in spatially-explicit ecosystem models: insights from three Gulf of Mexico models. Bulletin of Marine Science 92(4): 473-496.

Judkins, H., M. Vecchione and K. Rosario (2016).. Morphological and molecular evidence of Heteroteuthis dagamensis in the Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science, 92(1), 51–57.

Pérez-Moreno, J., T. Iliffe, and H. Bracken-Grissom (2016). Life in the underworld: anchialine cave biology in the era of speleogenomics. International Journal of Speleology, 45(2), 149–170.

Robalino, J., B. Wilkins, H.D. Bracken-Grissom, T.Y. Chan, M.A. O'Leary, and W.O. Wong (2016). The origin of large-bodied shrimp that dominate modern global aquaculture. PLoS ONE, 11(7). 

Timm, L., and H.D. Bracken-Grissom (2015). The forest for the trees: evaluating molecular phylogenies with an emphasis on higher-level Decapoda. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 35(5), 577–592.

Vereshchaka, A., G. Abyzova, A. Lunina, E. Musaeva, and T.T. Sutton (2016). A novel approach reveals high zooplankton standing stock deep in the sea. Biogeosciences. 13: 6261-6271. 


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