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Researchers at the KAUST Red Sea Research Center have sequenced the genome of Zostera marina, the very first marine flowering plant ever to receive the treatment. Their findings shed light on how the species adapted from the deep to seas to shallow ponds and back again over hundreds of millions of years. Read about the research on EurekAlert!.

Video: After reviewing more than 52 hours of octopus footage, researchers at Alaska Pacific University and University of Sydney are challenging the prevailing notion that octopi use their color-changing abilities only to hide from predators. They describe a more nuanced interpretation of octopi using color-changing along with body gestures as methods of social communication. Watch some of that video here and read about their research on EurekAlert!.

The Marine Science Portal on EurekAlert! was created through grants from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and The Ambrose Monell Foundation.

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Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Study reveals climate change impacts on Buzzards Bay
An analysis of long-term, water quality monitoring data reveals that climate change is already having an impact on ecosystems in the coastal waters of Buzzards Bay, Mass. The impacts relate to how nitrogen pollution affects coastal ecosystems.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Contact: WHOI Media Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
NASA measures winds in Tropical Cyclone Victor
NASA's RapidScat instrument found the strongest winds in Tropical Cyclone Victor were occurring south of its center on Jan. 20, 2016. Imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite revealed that Victor still maintained hurricane-strength and an eye.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Environmental Science and Technology
How ocean acidification and warming could affect the culturing of pearls
Pearls have adorned the necklines of women throughout history, but some evidence suggests that the gems' future could be uncertain. Increasingly acidic seawater causes oyster shells to weaken, which doesn't bode well for the pearls forming within. But, as scientists report in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology, the mollusks might be more resilient to changing conditions than previously thought.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Journal of Applied Ecology
Researchers measure fish abundance in lakes using a few water samples
Researchers from Universite Laval and Quebec's Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks have shown that the DNA suspended in lake water can be used to effectively estimate the abundance of fish living in it. The details of this new approach, which could revolutionize how fish stocks are managed in lakes, are presented in a recent issue of the Journal of Applied Ecology.

Contact: Jean-François Huppé
Université Laval

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Gloop from the deep sea
ETH scientists are researching the unusual secretions of the hagfish. Over the next three years, the researchers will try to find out how this natural hydrogel can be harnessed for human use.

Contact: Simon Kuster
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Small but deadly: The chemical warfare of sea slugs
Brightly colored sea slugs are slurping deadly chemicals and stockpiling the most toxic compounds for use on their enemies. While the phenomenon sounds like the stuff of horror films, it is common practice for these "butterflies of the ocean", a new University of Queensland-led study published today in PLOS One has found.
Australian and Pacific Science Foundation, Australian Research Council (ARC), University of Queensland, Australian Government Postgraduate Endeavour Award, Mexican Council for Science and Technology

Contact: Karen Cheney
University of Queensland

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Soft Robotics
'Squishy' robot fingers aid deep sea exploration
Researchers have designed the first application of soft robotics for the non-destructive sampling of fauna from the ocean floor Their recent expedition in the Red Sea successfully demonstrated the new technology, which could enhance researchers' ability to collect samples from largely unexplored habitats thousands of feet beneath the ocean surface, areas that scientists believe are biodiversity hotspots teeming with unknown life. The soft grippers also could be useful in underwater archaeology.
National Geographic Innovation Challenge Grant, National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Karoff
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Rising carbon dioxide emissions pose 'intoxication' threat to world's ocean fish
UNSW Australia researchers have found that carbon dioxide concentrations in seawater could reach levels high enough to make fish 'intoxicated' and disoriented many decades earlier than previously thought, with serious implications for the world's fisheries.

Contact: Deborah Smith
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Exercise helps young baleen whales develop ability to store oxygen for extended dives
Baleen whale calves develop oxygen-carrying myoglobin as they mature, and exercise may drive the key component of early development, according to a study published Jan. 20, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Rachel Cartwright from the California State University, Channel Islands, and colleagues.

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nature Climate Change
Livermore scientists find global ocean warming has doubled in recent decades
Lawrence Livermore scientists, working with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and university colleagues, have found that half of the global ocean heat content increase since 1865 has occurred over the past two decades.

Contact: Anne Stark
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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