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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: 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
stuart.gillespie@admin.ox.ac.uk
44-018-652-83877
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
ivan.nagelkerken@adelaide.edu.au
61-477-320-551
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
essie.rodgers@uqconnect.edu.au
61-043-378-7605
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
katherine.brogan@noaa.gov
301-427-8030
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Nature
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
villard@stsci.org
410-338-4514
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
eLife
Scientists warn light pollution can stop coral from spawning
Sexual reproduction is one of the most important processes for the persistence of coral reefs and disrupting it could threaten their long-term health and the marine life they support.

Contact: Zoe Dunford
z.dunford@elifesciences.org
44-778-630-3597
eLife

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
NASA sees Typhoon Melor make landfall in Philippines
As Typhoon Melor approached a landfall in the central Philippines, NASA's RapidScat instrument identified the strongest winds north of the center. As the storm was making landfall in the eastern Visayas and Bicol regions of the Philippines early on Dec. 14, 2015 NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image that showed the extend of the storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Nature Climate Change
Enhanced rock weathering could counter fossil-fuel emissions and protect our oceans
Scientists have discovered enhanced weathering of rock could counter man-made fossil fuel CO2 emissions and help to protect our oceans.

Contact: Amy Pullan
a.l.pullan@sheffield.ac.uk
01-142-229-859
University of Sheffield

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals: Bridging the Past Toward the Future
Whale, dolphin, sea lion experts meet in San Francisco
From Dec. 13-18, 2015 in San Francisco, California, USA up to 3,000 scientists engaged in marine mammal research, policy makers, government regulators, and educators will gather together at the world's largest conference of its kind, sponsored by the Society For Marine Mammalogy. The '21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals: Bridging the Past Toward the Future' will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Contact: Michael Milstein
michael.milstein@noaa.gov
971-313-1466
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature gets $1.35 million boost
The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, the organisation overseeing the naming rules for animal species, together with the National University of Singapore, has set up an endowment fund to protect the long-term viability of the ICZN.
Lee Foundation, American Association for Zoological Nomenclature, and others

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

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