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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: 21-Dec-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Melting sea ice increases Arctic precipitation, complicates climate predictions
The melting of sea ice will significantly increase Arctic precipitation, creating a climate feedback comparable to doubling global carbon dioxide, a Dartmouth College-led study finds.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Cramer
john.cramer@dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
2015 AGU Fall Meeting
Geophysical Research Letters
Lakes around the world rapidly warming
Climate change is rapidly heating up lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems across the planet, according to a study spanning six continents.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
NASA sees remnants of Tropical Depression 29W over Southern Philippines
Tropical Depression 29W was being battered by vertical wind shear from the day it formed and just two days later it dissipated as it reached the southern Philippines. NASA's Aqua satellite captured temperature data on the storms within the remnant low pressure area after it made landfall.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
NASA finds huge rainfall totals from Typhoon Melor over Philippines
NASA'S Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM data collected from Dec. 12-17, 2015, were used to update Typhoon Melor's rainfall totals. The central Philippines received the largest amount of rainfall that measured almost three feet.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Biomacromolecules
POSTECH team creates a more durable protein hydrogel based on elastic silk-like protein
Dr. Hyung Joon Cha's research team at POSTECH, Korea, examined the behavior of sea anemone to create a mechanically durable hydrogel. Their creation of an aneroin hydrogel provides significantly stronger properties than those of collagen, gelatin, and elastin. The mechanically durable and biologically favorable aneroin hydrogel shows clear advantages and could be used in various biomedical applications, especially for cell-containing biomaterials, cell-carrier patches, bio-artificial grafts, and burn dressing materials. Their research was published in Biomacromolecules.
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of Korea

Contact: YunMee Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-542-792-417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
Life exploded on Earth after slow rise of oxygen
It took 100 million years for oxygen levels in the oceans and atmosphere to increase to the level that allowed the explosion of animal life on Earth about 600 million years ago, according to a UCL-led study funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Researcher studies fish populations at world's second largest freshwater lake
Catherine Wagner, a University of Wyoming assistant professor in the Department of Botany and the UW Biodiversity Institute, is studying interactions between the biodiversity of East Africa's Lake Tanganyika and the human communities that live around the lake.

Contact: Catherine Wagner
cwagne22@uwyo.edu
307-766-4393
University of Wyoming

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
NASA sees Tropical Depression 29W affected by wind shear
After Tropical Depression 29W formed west of Palau, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image that showed wind shear is affecting the storm. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted that Tropical depression 29W formed on Dec. 16 at 2100 UTC (4 p.m. EST) west of Palau and is not expected to strengthen into a tropical storm. Tropical Depression 29W (TD29W) is known in the Philippines as Onyok.
NASA

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

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
AGU 2015 Fall Meeting
Spread of algal toxin through marine food web broke records in 2015
Researchers monitoring the unprecedented bloom of toxic algae along the west coast of North America in 2015 found record levels of the algal toxin domoic acid in samples from a wide range of marine organisms. The toxin was also detected for the first time in the muscle tissue or filet of several commercial fish species.

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
NASA looks at Tropical Cyclone Melor's rainfall and dissipation
When Tropical Storm Melor was raining on Luzon in the northern Philippines, the GPM satellite analyzed the rainfall rate. The next day, NASA's Terra satellite caught a look at Melor after it moved off-shore and weakened into a trough of low pressure.
NASA

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

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