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Around 2005, southern right whale calves off the coast of Argentina began dieing off at an unprecented rate (from 6 per year in 2005 to around 65 per year from 2005 to 2014). Scientists have never determined the cause until a recent Marine Mammal Science paper named a likely culprit: toxic algae blooms. Read about the new findings on EurekAlert!.

Video: Electric eels may be some of the most sophisticated marine predators in the animal kingdom, according to a recent Current Biology paper by Vanderbilt University researchers. Check out video of them in action here and read about their specialized hunting techniques on EurekAlert!.

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Public Release: 20-Oct-2015
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Sunscreen is proven toxic to coral reefs
Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that a chemical found in most sunscreen lotions poses an existential threat to young corals, posing a major danger to the marine environment.

Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2015
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Lathering up with sunscreen may protect against cancer -- killing coral reefs worldwide
Lathering up with sunscreen may prevent sunburn and protect against cancer, but it is also killing coral reefs around the world. That's the conclusion of a team of international scientists, led by researcher Craig Downs of the non-profit scientific organization Haereticus Environmental Laboratory and which includes University of Central Florida professor and diving enthusiast John Fauth.

Contact: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 20-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Mosquitofish populations with more females have greater ecological impact
Female mosquitofish are not only bigger than the males, they have bigger impacts on freshwater ecosystems. In a controlled study conducted in experimental ponds, researchers found dramatic differences in pond ecosystems depending on the ratio of males to females in the mosquitofish populations. In ponds dominated by female fish, the researchers observed more pronounced ecological changes, including fewer zooplankton and a greater abundance of algae, than in male dominated ponds.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 19-Oct-2015
ICES Journal of Marine Science
Scientists find some thrive in acid seas
Researchers from James Cook University have found that ocean acidification may not be all bad news for one important sea-dwelling plant.

Contact: Alistair Bone
James Cook University

Public Release: 19-Oct-2015
NASA studying 2015 El Niño event as never before
Every two to seven years, an unusually warm pool of water -- known as El Nino, affects the local aquatic environment, but also spurs extreme weather patterns around the world, from flooding in California to droughts in Australia. This winter, the 2015-16 El Nino event will be better observed from space than any previous El Nino.

Contact: Ellen Gray
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 19-Oct-2015
An ocean of hope
A new book by a UC Santa Barbara scholar explores the meaning of hope amid environmental struggles in the Pacific Ocean.

Contact: Jim Logan
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 19-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Regrow a tooth? Fish -- yes; humans -- maybe some day
When a Lake Malawi cichlid loses a tooth, a new one drops neatly into place as a replacement. Why can't humans similarly regrow teeth lost to injury or disease?
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Oct-2015
Subtropical expedition will help forecast UK weather
To improve long-term understanding of weather and global environmental change, the Royal Research Ship Discovery is leaving Southampton tomorrow for a six-week expedition to the Bahamas. Data from this expedition will be fed into models of the ocean and the atmosphere that help make long-term forecasts of weather and climate.
Natural Environmental Research Council

Contact: Holly Peacock
National Oceanography Centre, UK

Public Release: 16-Oct-2015
Suomi NPP satellite spots formation of second Southern Pacific tropical cyclone
Tropical Storm 02P developed about 300 miles away from Fiji as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of the storm.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 16-Oct-2015
Satellite sees Tropical Depression 19E still disorganized
Tropical Depression 19E remained disorganized on infrared NOAA's GOES-West satellite imagery on October 16 as it continued moving through the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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