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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:Warming oceans may lead to Antarctic king crabs ascending to the top of the food chain for the first time in millions of years as traditional barriers to their dominance are diminished. Florida State University researchers explain why in this video and 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: 1-Sep-2015
Heat and acid could squeeze trout out of southern Appalachian streams
A newly published research study that combines effects of warming temperatures from climate change with stream acidity projects average losses of around 10 percent of stream habitat for coldwater aquatic species for seven national forests in the southern Appalachians -- and up to a 20 percent loss of habitat in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests in western North Carolina.

Contact: Andrew Dolloff
USDA Forest Service ‑ Southern Research Station

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
14th Deep Sea Biology Symposium
Understanding the deep sea is key to a sustainable blue economy
Once considered remote and inaccessible, commercial interest to exploit the deep sea is rising due to economic drivers and technology developments. However, exploitation activities in the deep sea remain highly contentious, particularly regarding the potential risks and environmental impacts associated with such activities. Deep-sea stakeholders have identified deficiencies in basic knowledge of deep-sea systems which could hinder ecosystem-based management of the deep sea and in turn limit the sustainability of the emerging deep blue economy.

Contact: Dr. Kate Larkin
European Science Foundation

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Male seahorse and human pregnancies remarkably alike
Their pregnancies are carried by the males but, when it comes to breeding, seahorses have more in common with humans than previously thought, new research from the University of Sydney reveals.

Contact: Jocelyn Prasad
University of Sydney

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Habitat International
CU Denver study shows smaller cities in developing world often unprepared for disaster
While many planners focus on the threat of natural disasters to major metropolises around the world, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows smaller cities are often even less equipped to handle such catastrophes.

Contact: David Kelly
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Marine animal colony is a multi-jet swimming machine, scientists report
A colonial jellyfish-like species, Nanomia bijuga, employs a sophisticated, multi-jet propulsion system for swimming that is based on an elegant division of labor among young and old members of the colony. Reported this week in Nature Communications by scientists affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Diana Kenney
Marine Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Could tiny jellyfish propulsion drive design of new underwater craft?
The University of Oregon's Kelly Sutherland has seen the future of under-sea exploration by studying the swimming prowess of tiny jellyfish gathered from Puget Sound off Washington's San Juan Island.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Fossil specimen reveals a new species of ancient river dolphin to Smithsonian scientists
The careful examination of fossil fragments from Panama has led Smithsonian scientists and colleagues to the discovery of a new genus and species of river dolphin that has been long extinct. The team named it Isthminia panamensis. The specimen not only revealed a new species to science, but also shed new light onto the evolution of today's freshwater river dolphin species. The team's research was published Sept. 1 in the scientific journal PeerJ.

Contact: John Gibbons

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Seabird SOS
A new study inspired by a working group at NCEAS estimates that almost all seabirds have eaten plastic.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
NASA sees Hurricane Kilo headed for International Date Line
NASA's Aqua and NOAA's GOES-West satellite saw Hurricane Kilo moving west in the Central Pacific Ocean as it neared the International Date Line.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
NASA sees Hurricane Jimena's large eye
NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellites provided views of Hurricane Jimena that showed it maintained a large eye and powerful thunderstorms around it.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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