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Video:From September 4 to October 7, 2014, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer explored the uncharted deep-sea ecosystems of the US Atlantic coast. Among their many findings was this close-up of an octopus moving across the floor of Phoenix Canyon. Video credit to NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

November 18th to 21st, 2014
9th International INMARTECH Symposium
Corvallis, Oregon


The 9th International Marine Technician, INMARTECH 2014, Symposium will be held at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon on November 18-21, 2014. INMARTECH symposia were initiated with the purpose of providing a forum for marine technicians to meet and exchange knowledge and experiences, thereby aiming to improve equipment performance, deployment, and operational techniques during scientific cruises on research vessels.

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Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
El Niño's 'remote control' on hurricanes in the Northeastern Pacific
El Niño peaks in winter and its surface ocean warming occurs mostly along the equator. However, months later, El Niño events affect the formation of intense hurricanes in the Northeastern Pacific basin -- not along the equator. Scientists from the University of Hawai'i and the National Taiwan University published a paper today in Nature that revealed what's behind 'remote control.'

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Electric eels deliver Taser-like shocks
A Vanderbilt biologist has determined that electric eels possess an electroshock system uncannily similar to a Taser.
National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, Guggenheim Foundation

Contact: David Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Antarctic seawater temperatures rising
The temperature of the seawater around Antarctica is rising according to new University of East Anglia research. New findings published in Science reveal how shallow shelf seas of West Antarctica have warmed over the last 50 years. This has accelerated the melting and sliding of glaciers in the area, and there is no indication that this trend will reverse.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Lisa Horton
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Antarctica: Heat comes from the deep
The water temperatures on the West Antarctic shelf are rising. The reason for this is predominantly warm water from greater depths, which as a result of global change now increasingly reaches the shallow shelf. There it has the potential to accelerate the glacier melt from below and trigger the sliding of big glaciers. These data are published today by scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel together with colleagues from the UK, the US and Japan in the international journal Science.

Contact: Dr. Sunke Schmidtko
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Arabian Sea humpback whales isolated for 70,000 years
Scientists from Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, the Environment Society of Oman, and other organizations have made a fascinating discovery in the northern Indian Ocean: humpback whales inhabiting the Arabian Sea are the most genetically distinct humpback whales in the world and may be the most isolated whale population on earth.

Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Small drains mean big problems at 'baby beaches'
High fecal counts frequently detected at so-called 'baby beaches' may not be diaper-related. UC Irvine researchers found that during summer months, small drainpipes emptying into enclosed ocean bays have a disproportionate impact on calmer waters. The findings were published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Wilson
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
'Ocean Worlds'
Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams's new book, 'Ocean Worlds,' examines the nature and deep history of oceans, looks at how and when oceans may have formed on Earth and how they evolved, explores the importance of oceans in hosting life on which both humans and animals depend, considers how climate change, pollution, and over-exploitation are putting resources at risk, looks at what we know of oceans on other planets and considers what may become of our oceans in the future.

Contact: Molly Grote
Oxford University Press USA

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
NASA tracks intensifying Typhoon Hagupit
Typhoon Hagupit continues to intensify as it continued moving through Micronesia on Dec. 3 triggering warnings. NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the strengthening storm while the Rapidscat instrument aboard the International Space Station provided information about the storm's winds.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
New study explains the role of oceans in global 'warming hiatus'
New research shows that ocean heat uptake across three oceans is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in global surface warming.

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Protect the world's deltas
Extensive areas of the world's deltas -- which accommodate some of the world's major cities -- will be drowned in the next century by rising sea levels, according to a Comment piece in this week's Nature. Dr. Liviu Giosan, a geologist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and colleagues call for maintenance efforts to be started now to avert the loss of vast expanses of coastline, and the consequent losses of ecological services, economic and social crises, and large-scale migrations.

Contact: WHOI Media Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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