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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: 6-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
Deep-water ocean circulation may have awakened marine biodiversity climate change
In a new study, a research team headed from the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, has shown a direct link between the greatest increase in Phanerozoic marine biodiversity and the onset of a sudden icehouse.

Contact: Christian Mac Ørum Rasmussen
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 6-Jan-2016
£2 million grant to reduce major aquaculture diseases
The University of Exeter and the Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (Cefas) are leading on a £1.97M BBSRC-Newton Fund project to develop and apply new molecular biology techniques to reduce the impact of major diseases in aquaculture for the improvement of the livelihood of small-scale farmers in India, Bangladesh and Malawi.
BBSRC-Newton Fun Aquaculture Call

Contact: Louise Vennells
University of Exeter

Public Release: 6-Jan-2016
Leopard sharks navigate with their nose
Olfaction may contribute to shark ocean navigation, likely based on their ability to sense chemical changes in the water as they swim, according to a study published Jan. 6, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Andrew Nosal from UC San Diego and colleagues.

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 6-Jan-2016
Killer whales feast on salmon in summer
Salmon are the primary summer food source for an endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, according to an analysis of fish DNA in killer whale poop published Jan. 6, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Ford from the National Marine Fisheries Service and colleagues.

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Global Ecology and Biogeography
Twenty new freshwater fish species uncovered in Australia
Researchers have discovered a record 20 new fish species while conducting fieldwork in the remote Kimberley, unveiling it as Australia's most biodiverse region for freshwater fish.

Contact: Crys Ja
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Scientists discover nursery ground for sand tiger sharks in Long Island's Great South Bay
Scientists and veterinarians working for WCS's New York Aquarium have discovered something noteworthy in the near shore waters of Long Island's Great South Bay: a nursery ground for the sand tiger shark, a fearsome-looking but non-aggressive fish.

Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Journal of Medical Entomology
Mosquitoes more likely to lay eggs in water sources near flowers
Certain mosquitoes are more likely to lay eggs in water sources near flowers than in water sources without flowers, according to an article published in the Journal of Medical Entomology.

Contact: Richard Levine
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Tropical Storm Ula weakens, moves south
Former hurricane Ula has weakened to a tropical storm in the Southern Pacific Ocean. NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an infrared image of the storm on Jan. 5 that showed it moved further south of Fiji.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Flying lab to investigate Southern Ocean's appetite for carbon
An NCAR-led team of scientists is launching a series of research flights this month over the remote Southern Ocean in an effort to better understand just how much carbon dioxide the icy waters are able to lock away.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Hosansky
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
Coral, seaweed and fishy appetites
Scientists find that coral touched by seaweed is repulsive to butterflyfish -- an early signal that coral reef health could be jeopardized.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

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