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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!.

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Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
Biological Reviews
Challenges to conserving freshwater mussels in Europe
New research looks at the status of the 16 currently recognized freshwater mussel species in Europe, finding that information is unevenly distributed with considerable differences in data quality and quantity among countries and species.

Contact: Dawn Peters
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
Nature Climate Change
Climate change altering Greenland ice sheet and accelerating sea level rise, says York University professor
The Greenland ice sheet has traditionally been pictured as a sponge for glacier meltwater, but new research has found it's rapidly losing the ability to buffer its contribution to rising sea levels, says York University Professor William Colgan, a co-author on the study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. The research team has found that climate change has caused meltwater from lower elevations to run directly into the sea.

Contact: Sandra McLean
sandramc@yorku.ca
416-736-2100 x22097
York University

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite sees Ula moving away from Fiji
Tropical Cyclone Ula affected the Fiji group of islands over the weekend of Jan. 2 and 3. Early on Jan. 4, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed the storm moved south as all Fiji warnings were dropped.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
Asian carp could cause some Lake Erie fish to decline, others to increase
If they successfully invade Lake Erie, Asian carp could eventually account for about a third of the total weight of fish in the lake and could cause declines in most fish species -- including prized sport and commercial fish such as walleye, according to a new computer modeling study.
Environmental Protection Agency, NOAA's Center for Sponsored Coastal Research

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
University of Michigan

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Melting of massive ice 'lid' resulted in huge release of CO2 at the end of the ice age
A new study of how the structure of the ocean has changed since the end of the last ice age suggest that the melting of a vast 'lid' of sea ice caused the release of huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-65542
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
Nature Climate Change
Meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet releasing faster
The firn layers of the Greenland ice sheet might store less meltwater than previously assumed. Researchers from the USA, Denmark and the University of Zurich fear that this could lead to increased release of the meltwater into the oceans.

Contact: Horst Machguth
horst.machguth@geo.uzh.ch
41-446-355-119
University of Zurich

Public Release: 31-Dec-2015
Late-season Central Pacific tropical depression forms
Tropical Depression 9C formed in the Central Pacific, 30 days after the official end to the Central Pacific Hurricane Season. An image from NOAA's GOES-West satellite revealed the late-season tropical depression was still struggling to organize.
NASA

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

Public Release: 31-Dec-2015
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Ula's eye and rainfall
Tropical Cyclone Ula formed on Dec. 30 and continued tracking south of Pago Pago as NASA observed rainfall rates and saw an eye form the next day. Warnings were in effect in Fiji as Ula approaches.
NASA

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

Public Release: 31-Dec-2015
Bigelow Laboratory scientist part of Gulf of Mexico oil spill follow-up research
Dr. Christoph Aeppli from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences was awarded a grant to investigate the long-term effects of petroleum released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Aeppli teamed with Ryan Rodgers of Florida State University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to determine how the chemical composition of oil has been altered in the environment and how marine organisms may be affected by these changes.
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Contact: Darlene Trew Crist
dtcrist@bigelow.org
207-315-2567 x103
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Public Release: 30-Dec-2015
2015 AGU Fall Meeting
This week from AGU: Research presented at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting & mapping northern seas
New research shows that the tumultuous groundwater beneath northern Iceland's mist may hold the key to predicting future earthquakes in the region.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
nbompey@agu.org
202-777-7524
American Geophysical Union

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