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In early August of this year, University of Washington biologist Peter Ward encountered an example of the extremely rare nautilus Allonautilus scrobiculatus. Considered by Ward potentially one of the rarest species in the world, not a single one has been seen since Ward's first expedition over three decades past in 1984. Read about his latest expedition on EurekAlert!.

Video: Over the course of a study started in the late 60s, UC Santa Cruz researchers have discovered for the first time the purpose of the elephant seal's bizarre vocalizations. Listen to them here and find out what they mean 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-Jul-2015
RapidScat shows a dying Post-Tropical Storm Claudette
NASA's RapidScat instrument saw that Post-Tropical Storm Claudette's winds were waning with the exception of those in its southwestern quadrant.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
NASA's Aqua satellite sees Hurricane Dolores moving away from Mexico
NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Hurricane Dolores in the Eastern Pacific Ocean as it continued to move away from the southwestern coast of Mexico.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Enrique enter cooler waters, weaken
Tropical cyclones need sea surface temperatures of at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.6 Celsius) to maintain strength, and a new infrared image from NASA's Aqua satellite shows that Tropical Storm Enrique has moved into an area where temperatures are under that threshold.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
UGA study finds Southeast's rural landscapes pose potential risk for salmonella infection
Researchers from the University of Georgia have determined that various freshwater sources in Georgia, such as rivers and lakes, could feature levels of salmonella that pose a risk to humans. Salmonella infections are one of the top causes of gastrointestinal disease in the US, and while regulatory agencies have made progress in reducing foodborne transmission of the pathogen, other infection sources, including exposure to water, have not been as thoroughly examined.

Contact: Kat Gilmore
University of Georgia

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Aquatic Toxicology
Oil spills affecting fish population
A mixture of bitumen and gasoline-like solvents known as dilbit that flows through Prairie pipelines can seriously harm fish populations, according to research out of Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada.

Contact: Anne Craig
Queen's University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spills
Five years ago this week, engineers stopped the Deepwater Horizon oil spill -- the largest one in US history, easily displacing the Exxon Valdez spill from the top spot. Now, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes a look at the lessons scientists are learning from these accidents to improve clean-up efforts and, perhaps, prevent spills altogether.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Environment and Behavior
Marine litter undermines benefits of coastal environments
Marine litter has the potential to undermine the psychological benefits of coastal environments, according to a new study by Plymouth University.
Natural Environment Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council

Contact: Alan Williams
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 15-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Climate change threatens one of Lake Erie's most popular fish
Research has suggested yellow perch grow more rapidly during the short winters resulting from climate change, but a new study shows warmer water temperatures can lead to the production of less hardy eggs and larvae that have trouble surviving these early stages of life in Lake Erie.
Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program, Great Lakes Fishery Commission's Fishery Research Program

Contact: Stuart Ludsin
Ohio State University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
NTU's Earth Observatory of Singapore receives $2 million scholarship
The Earth Observatory of Singapore at Nanyang Technological University has received S$2 million to set up a postgraduate scholarship fund, to boost research in earth sciences.
The Stephen Riady Group of Foundations

Contact: Lester Kok
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Acta Biomaterialia
Advanced composites may borrow designs from deep-sea shrimp
New research is revealing details about how the exoskeleton of a certain type of deep-sea shrimp allows the animal to survive scalding hot waters in hydrothermal vents thousands of feet under water.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

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