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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: 15-Dec-2015
2015 AGU Fall Meeting
NASA examines global impacts of the 2015 El Nino
New results presented Tuesday at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco show that atmospheric rivers, significant sources of rainfall, tend to intensify during El Niño events, and this year's strong El Niño likely will bring more precipitation to California and some relief for the drought.

Contact: Ellen Gray
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Increased spread rate of the fish round goby in the Baltic Sea
The invasive fish species round goby is spreading at an incredible rate in the Baltic Sea. In his doctoral dissertation, Magnus Thorlacius at Umeå University in Sweden, presents evidence of asocial behaviour, higher risk tolerance and high activity levels in new populations correlating to the spread. Already three to five years, the fish starts to spread in large numbers to surrounding areas leaving a short window for measures to prevent further spread.

Contact: Ingrid Söderbergh
Umea University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
NASA's GPM measured Super Typhoon Melor's heavy rainfall
Super-Typhoon Melor moved through the central and northern Philippines and dropped heavy rainfall on Dec. 14, 2015 and Dec. 15, 2015. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite measured the rainfall within Typhoon Melor as it affected the Philippines on Dec. 14, 2015. Early on Dec. 15, 2015, Melor reached the South China Sea still maintaining typhoon status.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Light pollution a threat to annual coral spawning
University of Queensland research has pinpointed artificial light as a threat to coral reproduction, in a discovery that will help guide reef and marine ecosystem protection plans.

Contact: Paulina Kaniewska
University of Queensland

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
2015 AGU Fall Meeting
NOAA Technical Report
Warmer air and sea, declining ice continue to trigger Arctic change
A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that air temperature in 2015 across the Arctic was well above average with temperature anomalies over land more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit above average, the highest since records began in 1900. Increasing air and sea surface temperatures, decreasing sea ice extent and Greenland ice sheet mass, and changing behavior of fish and walrus are among key observations released today in the Arctic Report Card 2015.

Contact: John Ewald
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society A
'Freak' ocean waves hit without warning, new research shows
New research demonstrates that rogue waves in deep oceans emerge suddenly and have long crests, backing up anecdotal evidence from mariners who speak of 'walls of water'.

Contact: Stuart Gillespie
University of Oxford

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Baby fish will be lost at sea in acidified oceans
The ability of baby fish to find a home, or other safe haven, to grow into adulthood will be severely impacted under predicted ocean acidification, University of Adelaide research has found.

Contact: Ivan Nagelkerken
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Conservation Physiology
Hot water puts crocs at risk
Australia's saltwater crocodiles appear to be in hot water, with a University of Queensland study linking climate warming to shorter dives, putting the crocs' survival at risk. Professor Craig Franklin of the UQ School of Biological Sciences said saltwater crocodiles exposed to long-term elevated water temperature spent less time submerged once water temperature exceeded 31.5 degrees Celsius.

Contact: Essie Rodgers
University of Queensland

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
NOAA awards $23.7 million for coastal restoration project in Louisiana
As part of its efforts to support coastal communities looking to build more resilient futures, NOAA today announced the funding of a $23.7 million award for the construction of the Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration project.

Contact: Kate Brogan
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Missing water mystery solved in comprehensive survey of exoplanets
A survey of 10 hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets conducted with NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has led a team to solve a long-standing mystery -- why some of these worlds seem to have less water than expected. The findings offer new insights into the wide range of planetary atmospheres in our galaxy and how planets are assembled.
NASA, European Space Agency, University of Exeter

Contact: Ray Villard
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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