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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: 1-Dec-2015
Royal Society Open Science
Researchers describe new North Pacific fossil whale
A new species of fossil baleen whale that lived in the North Pacific Ocean 30 to 33 million years ago has been described by researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago. The whale, named Fucaia buelli by the researchers, is transitional between ancient toothed whales and the baleen whales of modern seas. It is one of the oldest baleen whales ever found and, at a length of about 2-2.5m, also one of the smallest.

Contact: Ewan Fordyce
ewan.fordyce@otago.ac.nz
University of Otago

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
NOAA announces $4 million in funding to build coastal resilience
As part of its efforts to provide communities and businesses with products, tools, services, and funding to better address weather- and climate-related threats, today NOAA announced $4 million in recommended funding for six habitat restoration projects across the United States.

Contact: Kate Brogan
katherine.brogan@noaa.gov
301-427-8030
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting
2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Scientific program now online
Discover the latest in ocean science at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, taking place from Feb. 21-26, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting will bring together researchers from the American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, and The Oceanography Society.

Contact: Lauren Lipuma
llipuma@agu.org
202-777-7396
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
NASA IMERG data Hurricane Sandra's heavy rainfall
Hurricane Sandra fizzled in the southern Gulf of California before moving ashore but on its journey north it was close enough to drop more than two feet of rainfall along part of the coast of western Mexico. Data from NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) were used to estimate the amount of rainfall that hurricane Sandra produced during the period from Nov. 23-29, 2015.
NASA

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

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Research targets role of dispersants in cleaning up after oil spills
Researchers are looking for answers to one of the most vexing questions that followed the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: Did the use of chemical dispersants help or hurt efforts to clean up the oil?
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
Global warming disaster could suffocate life on planet Earth, research shows
University of Leicester researchers reveal how Earth's oxygen could dramatically fall due to change in ocean temperature of just several degrees

Contact: Professor Sergei Petrovskii
sp237@le.ac.uk
44-011-625-23916
University of Leicester

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
New map boosts understanding of complex UN climate regime
Researchers from Australia's Griffith University have helped create a comprehensive and interactive map of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Australian Research Council

Contact: Michael Jacobson
m.jacobson@griffith.edu.au
61-075-552-9250
Griffith University

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Camouflaged cuttlefish employ electrical stealth
In addition to its visual camouflage, the Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) has a stealth technology to protect itself from predators that might detect it in the electrical spectrum. The 'bioelectric fields' it masks aren't anything like the 500 volts an electric eel produces, they're just a tiny electrical artifact of the ion exchanges caused by the animal's metabolic processes, 75,000 times weaker than the voltage of an AAA battery.
US Office of Naval Research

Contact: Karl Leif Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Ecology Letters
A fine kettle of fish
Researchers determine that marine fish are influenced by the food supply upon which they depend and competition for those resources.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Global Change Biology
Brook trout study identifies top climate change pressure factor
Results of a 15-year study of factors affecting populations of Eastern brook trout with climate change show high summer air temperatures have a large influence, in particular on the smallest fry and eggs, which are most important to wild trout abundance in streams. Findings reported in Global Change Biology are expected to help nonprofit watershed conservation groups and state and federal wildlife managers identify, prioritize and protect habitat at sites most likely to have fish in the future.
US Geological Surey, US Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service's North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative in Hadley, Mass

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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