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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!

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Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
Shining a Light on Fish at Night
Shining a light on fish at night
Ahhh... a moonlight swim. The ocean at night can be enjoyed along with unseen inhabitants brushing up against you or nipping your toe, and topped off with that mesmerizing bioluminescent glow. But, have you ever wondered what is happening beneath the surface at night? At the 2015 Fish at Night Symposium, scientists will be shining a light on the activities of fishes and other ocean inhabitants at night.

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
305-421-4704
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 7-Aug-2015
Science
UGA researcher calls for more natural baseline data collection in world's oceans
According to University of Georgia's Samantha Joye, one of the biggest challenges in evaluating the environmental impacts of the Macondo blowout was the lack of baseline data -- both in the water column and along the seabed. As oil and natural gas drilling continues at depths well beyond that of where the Macondo wellhead blew out, Joye argues in the journal Science that environmental monitoring data is desperately needed to establish natural baselines.

Contact: Emily Davenport
davene@uga.edu
706-542-5893
University of Georgia

Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
Coral Reefs
Fish go deep to beat the heat
A James Cook University study shows fish retreating to deeper water to escape the heat, a finding that throws light on what to expect if predictions of ocean warming come to pass.

Contact: Alistair Bone
alistair.bone@jcu.edu.au
61-747-814-942
James Cook University

Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
Science
Science journal letter highlights salmon vulnerability
Simon Fraser University scientist Jonathan Moore has authored new research suggesting that a proposed controversial terminal to load fossil fuels in the Skeena River estuary has more far-reaching risks than previously recognized. In a letter newly published in the journal Science Moore and First Nations leaders and fisheries biologists from throughout the Skeena watershed refer to the new data, which is on the Moore Lab site.
Liber Ero Chair of Coastal Science and Management

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
Satellite sees formation of Eastern Pacific's Tropical Storm Hilda
The GOES-West satellite captured images of Tropical Storm Hilda as it developed early on Aug. 6.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
A GPM satellite 'bullseye' in Typhoon Soudelor
The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite passed directly over Typhoon Soudelor as it tracks through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Guillermo's big stretch
When you look at Tropical Storm Guillermo on infrared NASA satellite imagery it looks stretched out with a 'tail' of clouds extending to the northeast. That's because westerly wind shear continues to batter the storm and weaken it.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
ZooKeys
Predator from a tank: New water mite genus from bromeliad phytotelmata
During an extensive sampling of the water mite fauna across the Atlantic rainforests of Brazil, a new mite genus has been proposed and diagnosed. The research also led to the discovery of a new species, called Bromeliacarus cardoso after its collection point, the State Park of Ilha do Cardoso, São Paulo, Brazil. The research is published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Dr. Vladimir Pesic
vladopesic@gmail.com
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 6-Aug-2015
Nature Communications
Typhoon Haiyan's destructive tsunami-like waves generated by surf beat over a coral reef
The surf beat from storm waves during Typhoon Haiyan locally generated destructive tsunami-like waves in a town protected by a coral reef. Though reefs protect towns from waves during moderate storms, they can exacerbate damage during very strong storms. Worldwide, coastal flood mapping is based on a type of numerical model that cannot account for the generation of this type of tsunami-like wave. Therefore, a change in policy is necessary to assess the potential for this hazard in coastal communities.
Tohoku University International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Volker Roeber
roeber@irides.tohoku.ac.jp
81-227-522-088
Tohoku University

Public Release: 5-Aug-2015
NSF selects first Long-Term Ecological Research network communications office
The National Science Foundation has selected the University of California Santa Barbara as the site for the first national Long-Term Ecological Research network communications office.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

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