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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!.

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: 2-Dec-2015
Now is the time to uncover the secrets of the Earth's microbiomes
A group of scientists from 50 institutions recently called for an ambitious research effort -- the Unified Microbiome Initiative -- to understand and harness microbiomes, or communities of microorganisms. Now, in a far-ranging roundtable discussion, three of the paper's co-authors explain why this is the time to launch a major national effort to study the planet's least understood ecosystems.

Contact: Jim Cohen
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
Scientific Reports
Even thermally tolerant corals are in hot water when it comes to bleaching
Scientists have discovered that corals adapted to naturally high temperatures, such as those off the north west coast of Australia, are nonetheless highly susceptible to heat stress and bleaching.
Australian Research Council, Western Australian Marine Science Institution

Contact: Eleanor Gregory
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

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
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
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
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.

Contact: Rob Gutro
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
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
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
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
Duke University

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