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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: 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

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
Rapid Arctic warming drives shifts in marine mammals, new research shows
New hydrophone surveys of migration gateways to the Arctic show that recent extremes in sea ice loss has opened new waters to humpback and fin whales that once ranged through the far north only in summer. And as climate change drives the ice into further retreat, such 'summer' species may begin competing with bowhead whales that once had the habitat to themselves, according to research presented at a major marine mammal conference this week.

Contact: Michael Milstein
mmilstein@msn.com
971-313-1466
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Small fish species evolved rapidly following 1964 Alaska earthquake
Evolution can happen quickly. Consider a tiny fish species that evolved within decades -- both in its genome and external phenotypic traits -- after the 1964 Alaskan earthquake as discovered by University of Oregon scientists.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals: Bridging the Past Toward the Future
Science
First brain scans of sea lions give clues to strandings
Brain scans and behavioral tests of California sea lions that stranded on shore show how an algal toxin disrupts brain networks, leading to deficits in spatial memory.
National Science Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Nature Geoscience
Mountain growth helped spawn fish diversity in New Zealand
The growth of mountain ranges on New Zealand's South Island directly influenced the evolution of different freshwater fish species in the region, according to new University of Otago-led research. The findings are published online this week in Nature Geoscience. The study provides an example of how natural changes in the Earth's landscape and topography can help shape and increase local biodiversity.
Marsden Fund of New Zealand

Contact: Dave Craw
dave.craw@otago.ac.nz
University of Otago

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals: Bridging the Past Toward the Future
Science
Sea lions exposed to algal toxin show impaired spatial memory
California sea lions exposed to the algal toxin domoic acid can suffer brain damage that leads to significant deficits in spatial memory. The new findings suggest that chronic exposure to the toxin, produced by naturally occurring marine algae, causes impairments that are likely to affect sea lions' ability to navigate in their ocean habitat and survive in the wild.
National Science Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

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

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