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Coral Reef Photo

In early August of this year, University of Washington biologist Peter Ward encountered an example of the extremely rare nautilus Allonautilus scrobiculatus. Considered by Ward potentially one of the rarest species in the world, not a single one has been seen since Ward's first expedition over three decades past in 1984. Read about his latest expedition on EurekAlert!.

Video: Over the course of a study started in the late 60s, UC Santa Cruz researchers have discovered for the first time the purpose of the elephant seal's bizarre vocalizations. Listen to them here and find out what they mean 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: 14-Aug-2015
PLOS ONE
Carnivorous conchs to blame for oyster decline
David Kimbro, a marine and environmental science professor at Northeastern University, has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led to a population spike in one of the oysters' main predators: conchs.

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
NASA's Aqua satellite sees birth of Tropical Depression 17W
Tropical Depression 17W came together in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on Aug. 14.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
NASA's Aqua Satellite sees birth of Tropical Depression 16W
Tropical Depression 16W came together in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead on Aug. 14.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Satellite movie shows Hawaii Hurricane Hilda's last hoorah
The once hurricane Hilda weakened to a remnant low pressure area early on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Images generated from NOAA's GOES-West satellite were made into an animation that showed the 'last Hoorah' of Hilda as it weakened into a low pressure area on Aug. 14, south of the Big Island of Hawaii.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
eLife
'Fishing expedition' nets nearly tenfold increase in number of sequenced virus genomes
Using a specially designed computational tool as a lure, scientists have netted the genomic sequences of almost 12,500 previously uncharacterized viruses from public databases.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Tula Foundation-funded Centre for Microbial Diversity and Evolution

Contact: Matthew Sullivan
mbsulli@gmail.com
614-247-1616
Ohio State University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Proceedings of the Geologists' Association
Ancient British shores teemed with life -- shows study by Bristol undergraduate
The diversity of animal life that inhabited the coastlines of South West England 200 million years ago has been revealed in a study by an undergraduate at the University of Bristol.

Contact: Philippa Walker
philippa.walker@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-7777
University of Bristol

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Molecular BioSystems
The potential in your pond
They discovered that Euglena has the genetic information to make many different natural compounds: we simply don't yet know what they are or what they can do.

Contact: Geraldine Platten
geraldine.platten@jic.ac.uk
01-603-450-238
John Innes Centre

Public Release: 14-Aug-2015
Fishery Experts Focus on Managing Ecosystems Under Stress
Fishery experts focus on managing ecosystems under stress
Scientists, policymakers, and fishermen will discuss what is being done to apply a more comprehensive, ecosystem-based approach to managing ocean resources during the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, being held this year Aug. 16-20 in Portland. Warming temperatures, overfishing, and habitat destruction are among the threats affecting US ocean ecosystems.

Contact: Erik Robinson
erobinson@pewtrusts.org
503-230-1444
Pew Charitable Trusts, Ocean Science

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
USF research collaboration compares IXTOC oil spill to Deepwater Horizon spill
USF, UNAM, and other universities collaborate in a research project to study the impact of the 1980 IXTOC oil spill and use that data to project what the area impacted by the Deepwater Horizon spill will be like in the next 35 years.
BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Contact: Aaron Nichols
aaronnichols@usf.edu
813-974-0186
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 13-Aug-2015
Satellite sees a fan-shaped Tropical Storm Molave
When NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over Tropical Storm Molave in the North Pacific early on Aug. 13, it looked like a desk fan, with a 'blade' made up of clouds and thunderstorms, top and bottom of the center.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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