Recent Publications

78. Bravo. M.E., M. Brandt, J.M.A. van der Grient, T.G. Dahlgren, P. Esquete, S. Gollner, D.O.B. Jones, L.A. Levin, C.R. McClain, B.E. Narayanaswamy, T.T. Sutton, L. Victorero and E.E. Cordes (2023) Insights from the management of offshore energy resources: Toward an ecosystem-services based management approach for deep-ocean industries. Frontiers in Marine Science 9:994632. 

77. Kaikkonen, L., L. Victorero, M. Gianni, T.T. Sutton et al. (2022) Fisheries Working Group Report - A Review of Impact Assessments for Deep-Sea Fisheries on the High Seas Against the FAO Deep-Sea Fisheries Guidelines. DOSI Fisheries Working Group Technical Report. 36 pp.   

76. Judkins. H., Mann, L.R., Lindgren, A., Taite, M., and Vecchione, M.  (2022).  The discovery of a new Helicocranchia species (Cephalopoda: Cranchiidae: Taoniinae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Bull. Mar. Sci. 98(3):419-430. 

75. Schweikert, L.E., Thomas, K.N., Moreno, V.M., Casaubon, A., Golightly, C., and Bracken-Grissom, H.D. (2022). Ecological predictors and functional implications of eye size in deep-sea shrimps. Front. Ecol. Evol. 10:787315. 

74. Woodstock, M.S., Sutton, T.T., and Zhang, Y. (2022). A trait-based carbon export model for mesopelagic fishes in the Gulf of Mexico with consideration of asynchronous vertical migration, flux boundaries, and feeding guilds. Limnol. Oceanogr. 9999:1-13.

73. Golightly, C., DeLeo, D., Perez, N., Chan, T.Y., Landeira, J.M., & Bracken-Grissom, H.D. (2022). Tracing the evolution of bioluminescent light organs across the deep-sea shrimp family Sergestidae using a genomic skimming and phylogenetic approach. Invert. Syst. 36(1):22-35.

72. Bernard, A.M., K.A. Finnegan, T.T. Sutton, R. Eytan, M. Weber and M.S. Shivji (2022). Population genomic dynamics of mesopelagic lanternfishes Diaphus dumerilii, Lepidophanes guentheri, and Ceratoscopelus warmingii (Family: Myctophidae) in the Gulf of Mexico. . Deep-Sea Research Part I 185: 

70. Ainsworth, C., Chassignet, E., French-McCay, D., Beagle-Krause, C.J., Berenshtein, I., Englehardt, J., et al. (2021). Ten years of modeling the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Enviro. Modell. Softw. 142:105070. 

69. Berger, A., Blackwelder, P., Frank, T., Sutton, T.T., Pruzinsky, N.M., Slayden, N., et al. (2021). Microscopic and genetic characterization of bacterial symbionts with bioluminescent potential in Pyrosoma atlanticum. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:606818. 

68. Bos, R.P., Sutton, T.T., & Frank, T.M. (2021). State of satiation partially regulates the dynamics of vertical migration. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:607228. 

67. Clark, K., Vecchione, M., Seibel, B., & Judkins, H. (2021). Species abundance, spatial and vertical distributions, and eye-size trends of large heteropods (Pterotracheidae and Carinariidae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Am. Malacol. Bull. 38(2):1-10. 

66. Halanych, K.M., Ainsworth, C.H., Cordes, E.E., Dodge, R.E., Huettel, M., Mendelssohn, I.A., et al. (2021). Effects of petroleum by-products and dispersants on ecosystems. Oceanogr. 34(1):152–163. 

65. McKinney, L.D., Shepherd, J.G., Wilson, C.A., Hogarth, W.T., Chanton, J., Murawski, S.A., et al. (2021). The Gulf of Mexico: An overview. Oceanogr. 34(1):30–43. 

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

63. Solo-Gabriele, H.M., Fiddaman, T., Mauritzen, C., Ainsworth, C., Abramson, D.M., Berenshtein, I., et al. (2021). Towards integrated modeling of the long-term impacts of oil spills. Mar. Pol. 131:104554. 

62. Sutton, T.T., Boswell, K.M., Bracken-Grissom, H.D., Lopez, J.V., Vecchione, M., & Youngbluth, M. (2021). Editorial: Deep pelagic ecosystem dynamics in a highly impacted water column: The Gulf of Mexico after Deepwater Horizon. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:653074. 

61. Timm, L.E., Jackson, T.L., Browder, J.A., & Bracken-Grissom, H.D. (2021). Population genomics of the commercially important Gulf of Mexico pink shrimp Farfantepenaeus duorarum (Burkenroad, 1939) support models of juvenile transport around the Florida Peninsula. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:659134. 

60. Varela, C., & Bracken-Grissom, H. (2021). A mysterious world revealed: Larval-adult matching of deep-sea decapods in the Gulf of Mexico. Diversity 13(10):457. 

59. Varela, C., & Bracken-Grissom, H. (2021). First record of the genus Oediceroides (Amphipoda: Amphilochidea: Oedicerotidae) for the Gulf of Mexico, with the description of a new species. Novitates Caribaea. 18:18-27. 

58. Varela, C., Golightly, C., Timm, L., Wilkins, B., Frank, T., Fenolio, D., et al. (2021). DNA barcoding enhances large-scale biodiversity initiatives for deep-pelagic crustaceans within the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent waters. J. Crust. Biol. 41(1):1-18. 

57. Woodstock, M., Sutton, T.T., Frank, T., & Zhang, Y. (2021). An early warning sign: trophic structure changes in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico from 2011-2018. Ecol. Model. 445:109509. 

56. Zapp Sluis, M., Judkins, H., Dance, M.A., Vecchione, M., Cornic, M., Sutton, T., et al. (2021). Family composition, abundance, and habitat associations of squid paralarvae in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Res. 174:103572. 

55. Boswell, K.M., D'Elia, M., Johnston, M.W., Mohan, J.A., Warren, J.D., Wells, R. J. D., et al. (2020). Oceanographic structure and light levels drive patterns of sound scattering layers in a low-latitude oceanic system. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:51. 

54. Cook, A.B., Bernhard, A.M., Boswell, K.M., Bracken-Grissom, H., D'Elia, M., deRada, S. et al. (2020). A multidisciplinary approach to investigate deep-pelagic ecosystem dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:548880. 

53. Davis, A.L., Sutton, T.T., Kier, W.M., & Johnsen, S. (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. 

52. Easson, C.G., Boswell, K.M., Tucker, N., Warren, J.D., & Lopez, J.V. (2020). Combined e-DNA and acoustics analysis reflects diel vertical migration of mixed consortia in the Gulf of Mexico. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:552. 

51. Frank, T.M., Fine, C.D., Burdett, E.A., Cook, A.B., & 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. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:99. 

50. Judkins, H., & Vecchione, M. (2020). Vertical distribution patterns of cephalopods in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:47. 

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

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

47. Marks, A.D., Kerstetter, D., Wyanski, D.M., & Sutton, T.T. (2020). Reproductive ecology of dragonfishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae) in the Gulf of Mexico. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:101. 

46. McKeon, S., Fenolio, D., Dreelin, A., Shaw, D., Kobrinsky, Z., & Meyer, C. (2020). NextGen natural history: New technologies for classical natural history questions. J. Nat. Hist. Educ. Exper. 14:6-12. 

45. Meinert, C.R., Clausen-Sparks, K., Cornic, M., Sutton, T.T., & Rooker, J.R. (2020). Taxonomic richness and diversity of larval fish assemblages in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico: Links to oceanographic conditions. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:579. 

44. Milligan, R.J., & 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. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:15. 

43. Moore, J.A., Fenolio, D.B., Cook, A.B., & Sutton, T.T. (2020). Hiding in plain sight: Elopomorph larvae are important contributors to fish biodiversity in a low-latitude oceanic ecosystem. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:169. 

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

41. Pruzinsky, N.M., Milligan, R.J., & Sutton, T.T. (2020). Pelagic habitat partitioning of late-larval and juvenile tunas in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:257. 

40. Pulster, E., Gracia, A., Snyder, S., Romero, I.C., Carr, B., Toro-Farmer, G., et al. (2020). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Baselines in Gulf of Mexico Fishes. In: Murawski, S., et al. (Eds.) Scenarios and Responses to Future Deep Oil Spills. Springer, Cham. 

39. Richards, T.M., Sutton, T.T., & Wells, R.J.D. (2020). Trophic structure and sources of variation influencing the stable isotope signatures of meso- and bathypelagic micronekton fishes. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:507992. 

38. Romero, I.C., Judkins, H., & Vecchione, M. (2020). Temporal variability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in deep-sea cephalopods of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:54. 

37. Sutton, T., Frank, T., Judkins, H., & Romero, I.C. (2020). As Gulf Oil Extraction Goes Deeper, Who Is at Risk? Community Structure, Distribution, and Connectivity of the Deep-Pelagic Fauna. In: Murawski, S., et al. (Eds.) Scenarios and Responses to Future Deep Oil Spills. Springer, Cham. 

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

35. Timm, L.E., Isma, L., Johnston, M.W., & Bracken-Grissom, H.D. (2020). Comparative population genomics and biophysical modeling of shrimp migration in the Gulf of Mexico reveals current-mediated connectivity. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:19. doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00019 

34. Woodstock, M.S., Blanar, C.A., & Sutton, T.T. (2020). Diet and parasites of a mesopelagic fish assemblage in the Gulf of Mexico. Mar. Biol. 167:184. 

33. Androulidakis, Y., Kourafalou, V., Le Hénaff, M., Kang, H. S., Sutton, T., Chen, S., et al. (2019). Offshore spreading of Mississippi waters: Pathways and vertical structure under eddy influence. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 124(8), 5952–5978. 

32. Baker, L.J., Freed, L.L., Easson, C.G., Lopez, J.V., Fenolio, D., Sutton, T.T., et al. (2019). Diverse deep-sea anglerfishes share a genetically reduced luminous symbiont that is acquired from the environment. eLife 2019 8:e47606. 

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

30. Easson, C.G., & Lopez, J.V. (2019). Depth-dependent environmental drivers of microbial plankton community structure in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Front. Microbiol. 9:3175. 

29. Freed, L.L., Easson, C., Baker, L.J., Fenolio, D., Sutton, T.T., Khan, Y., et al. (2019). Characterization of the microbiome and bioluminescent symbionts across life stages of Ceratioid Anglerfishes of the Gulf of Mexico. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 95(10):October 2019, fiz146. 

28. Johnston, M.W., Milligan, R.J., Easson, C.G., deRada, S., English, D.C., Penta, B., et al. (2019). An empirically validated method for characterizing pelagic habitats in the Gulf of Mexico using ocean model data. Limnol. Oceanogr. Meth. 17(6): 362–375. 

27. Li, Y., Hu, C., Quigg, A., & Gao, H. (2019). Potential influence of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on phytoplankton primary productivity in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Environ. Res. Lett. 14(9):094018. 

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

25. Woodstock, M.S., Golightly, C., Fenolio, D., & Moore, J.A. (2019). Larsonia pterophylla (Cnidaria, Pandeidae) parasitic on two Leptocephali: Paraconger sp. (Congridae) and Callechelyini gen. sp. (Ophichthidae) in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf and Caribb. Res. 30(1):SC7-SC10. 

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

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

22. Grüss, A., Perryman, H.A., Babcock, E.A., Sagarese, S.R., Thorson, J.T., Ainsworth, C.H., et al. (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. Rev. Fish Biol. Fish. 28:667–691. 

21. Hendry, T.A., Freed, L.L., Fader, D., Fenolio, D., Sutton, T.T., Lopez, J.V., et al. (2018). Ongoing transposon-mediated genome reduction in the luminous bacterial symbionts of deep-sea ceratioid anglerfishes. mBio 9(3):e01033-18. 

20. Kupchik, M.J., Benfield, M.C., & Sutton, T.T. (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. 

19. Milligan, R.J., Bernard, A.M., Boswell, K.M., Bracken-Grissom, H.D., D'Elia, M.A., deRada, S., et al. (2018). The application of novel research technologies by the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium. Mar. Technol. Soc. J. 52(6):81–86. 

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

17. Romero, I.C. (2018). A high-throughput method (ASE-GC/MS/MS/MRM) for quantification of multiple hydrocarbon compounds in marine environmental samples. Mar. Technol. Soc. J. 52(6):66–70. 

16. Romero, I.C., Sutton, T., Carr, B., Quintana-Rizzo, E., Ross, S.W., Hollander, D.J., et al. (2018). Decadal assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mesopelagic fishes from the Gulf of Mexico reveals exposure to oil-derived sources. Environ. Sci. Technol. 52(19):10985–10996. 

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

14. Timm, L.E., Moahamed, B., Churchill, D., & Bracken-Grissom, H. (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 825:211-225. 

13. Burdett, E.A., Fine, C.D., Sutton, T.T., Cook, A.B., & Frank, T.M. (2017). Geographic and depth distributions, ontogeny, and reproductive seasonality of decapod shrimps (Caridea: Oplophoridae) from the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Bull. Mar. Sci. 93(3):743–767. 

12. Chen, S., & Hu, C. (2017). Estimating sea surface salinity in the northern Gulf of Mexico from satellite ocean color measurements. Remote Sens. Environ. 201:115–132. 

11. Hammerschlag, N., Meyer, C., Grace, M., Kessell, S., Sutton, T.T., Harvey, E., et al. (2017). Shining a light on fish at night: an overview of fish and fisheries in the dark of night, deep and polar seas. Bull. Mar. Sci. 93(2):253-284. 

10. Judkins, H., Vecchione, M., Cook, A., & Sutton, T. (2017). Diversity of midwater cephalopods in the northern Gulf of Mexico: comparison of two collecting methods. Mar. Biodiv. 47(3):647-657. 

9. Mohan, J.A., Sutton, T.T., Cook, A.B., Boswell, K.M., & David Wells, R.J. (2017). Influence of oceanographic conditions on abundance and distribution of post-larval and juvenile carangid fishes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fish. Oceanogr. 26(5):526-541. 

8. Sutton, T.T., Clark, M.R., Dunn, D.C., Halpin, P.N., Rogers, A.D., Guinotte, J., et al. (2017). A global biogeographic classification of the mesopelagic zone. Deep-Sea Res. Pt. I 126:85–102.

7. D'Elia, M., Warren, J.D., Rodriguez-Pinto, I., Sutton, T.T., Cook, A.B., & Boswell, K.M. (2016). Diel variation in the vertical distribution of deep-water scattering layers in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Res. PT I. 115, 91–102. 

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

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

4. Judkins, H., Vecchione, M., & Rosario, K. (2016). Morphological and molecular evidence of Heteroteuthis dagamensis in the Gulf of Mexico. Bull. Mar. Sci. 92(1):51–57. 

3. Robalino, J., Wilkins, B., Bracken-Grissom, H.D., Chan, T.-Y., O'Leary, M.A., & Wong, W.O. (2016). The origin of large-bodied shrimp that dominate modern global aquaculture. PLoS ONE 11(7):e0158840. 

2. Pietsch, T.W., & Sutton, T.T. (2015). A new species of the ceratioid anglerfish genus Lasiognathus Regan (Lophiiformes: Oneirodidae) from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Copeia 103(2):429-432. 

1. Timm, L., & Bracken-Grissom, H.D. (2015). The forest for the trees: evaluating molecular phylogenies with an emphasis on higher-level Decapoda. J. Crust. Biol. 35(5):577–592.