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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: 17-Aug-2015
Nature Geoscience
1,800 years of global ocean cooling halted by global warming
Prior to the advent of human-caused global warming in the 19th century, the surface layer of Earth's oceans had undergone 1,800 years of a steady cooling trend, according to a new study in the Aug. 17, 2015 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. The results also indicate that the coolest temperatures occurred during the Little Ice Age -- a period that spanned the 16th through 18th centuries and was known for cooler average temperatures over land.
National Science Foundation, NOAA, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Matthew Wright
mewright@umd.edu
301-405-9267
University of Maryland

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Nature Geoscience
Frequent volcanic eruptions likely cause of long-term ocean cooling
An international team of researchers found an 1800 year-long cooling trend in the surface layer of the Earth's oceans, and that volcanic eruptions were the likely cause of the cooling from 801 to 1800 AD. The coolest temperatures were during the Little Ice Age -- that was before man-made global warming erased the cooling trend in the 1800s.
National Science Foundation, NOAA, Swiss National Science Foundation via the PAGES Project

Contact: Dr Helen McGregor
jrs_mcgregor@ship.iodp.tamu.edu
Past Global Changes IPO

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
IU paleobotanist identifies what could be the mythical 'first flower'
Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth.
French National Centre for Scientific Research, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, German Funding Agency, European Commission, Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University

Contact: Kevin Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

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

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