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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: 22-Jul-2015
PLOS ONE
Banned chemical pollutant lowers fertility in UK porpoises
A collaborative study led by international conservation charity the Zoological Society of London has found that harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are struggling to successfully reproduce as a result of chemical pollutants found in European waters.

Contact: Nicola Manomaiudom
Nicola.Manomaiudom@zsl.org
44-020-744-96246
Zoological Society of London

Public Release: 22-Jul-2015
PLOS ONE
Research with dolphins provides hope for prevention of diabetes in humans
Can butter help prevent diabetes? By comparing 55 fatty acids in blood levels of dolphins and their diets, scientists at the National Marine Mammal Foundation have discovered a specific dietary saturated fat, called heptadecanoic acid, that may help alleviate what's known as 'pre-diabetes' in humans. This new study supports a growing body of nutritional science showing that perhaps not all dietary saturated fats are bad, and -- in fact -- that some may be good.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Jennifer Cull
jennifer.cull@nmmf.org
619-840-5366
National Marine Mammal Foundation

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
Nature
Scientists track monster waves below the ocean surface
A scientific research team spent seven years tracking the movements of skyscraper-high waves in the South China Sea. University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists were part of the collaborative international field study trying to understand how these waves, which rarely break the ocean surface, develop, move and dissipate underwater.
The US Office of Naval Research, Taiwan National Science Council

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
305-421-4061
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
Journal of Animal Science
Going green: Microalgae as a feedstuff for grower steers
Engineers across the country have developed biofuels, food additives and skincare products using the adaptive power of microalgae. Livestock scientists see its potential as a sustainable, high-energy feedstuff as well as a protein supplement.
Solazyme

Contact: Kim Schoonmaker
kims@asas.org
American Society of Animal Science

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
A handy field guide to the nearshore marine fishes of Alaska
Even experienced biologists can have difficulty identifying the juvenile phases of many species of fish. This new handy field guide will help solve that problem with taxonomic photos of more than 100 species of fish in their juvenile phase, including the conventional, the cute, and the totally bizarre.

Contact: Maggie Mooney-Seus
Marjorie.Mooney-Seus@noaa.gov
206-526-4348
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
Exploring evolution via electric fish hybrid zone
Michigan State University is using a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how electric fish signals evolve, research that could offer insights into the evolution of new species.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2015
Biomaterials
New mussel-inspired surgical protein glue: Close wounds, open medical possibilities
Inspired by nature's wonders, Korean scientists have developed new light-activated adhesive hydrogel that is mussel protein-based. The innovative surgical protein glue, called LAMBA, not only closes an open wound on a wet bleeding site within less than 60 seconds but also effectively facilitates the healing process without inflammation or a scar.
Marine Biotechnology Program of Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Global Ph.D Fellowship Program of Korean Ministry of Education

Contact: Ms. YunMee Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-054-279-2417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Ecology Letters
Study sheds light on the ability of different marine species to respond to climate warming
In Eastern Australia, the ocean has been warming at a rate that's four times that of the global average. Many marine species have been appearing further south than they ever have before, while others have stayed put.

Contact: Dawn Peters
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Science and technology help Navy prepare for future Arctic operations
Last week, Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter was the Navy keynote speaker at the Sixth Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Maritime and Naval Operations. He discussed how naval assets could operate safely in an increasingly accessible Arctic.

Contact: Bob Freeman
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015
Satellite data shows Tropical Cyclone Halola getting stronger
NASA data pinpointed the area of strongest sustained winds on July 19 and the extent of those winds expanded on July 20 as Halola became a tropical storm again.
NASA

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

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