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Around 2005, southern right whale calves off the coast of Argentina began dieing off at an unprecented rate (from 6 per year in 2005 to around 65 per year from 2005 to 2014). Scientists have never determined the cause until a recent Marine Mammal Science paper named a likely culprit: toxic algae blooms. Read about the new findings on EurekAlert!.

Video: Electric eels may be some of the most sophisticated marine predators in the animal kingdom, according to a recent Current Biology paper by Vanderbilt University researchers. Check out video of them in action here and read about their specialized hunting techniques 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: 23-Nov-2015
Chapman University professor is Regional Coordinator for €3 million European Union Grant
Chapman University associate professor Hesham El-Askary, Ph.D., is the regional coordinator on a €3 million grant from the European Union's Horizon 2020. The work of Dr. El-Askary and his colleagues will focus on earth observation related research with the aim of providing timely and accurate information, forecasts and projections.
European Union

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
Chapman University

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
NASA's Terra satellite sees Typhoon In-fa stretching
NASA's Terra satellite flew over Typhoon In-fa on Nov. 23 and imagery showed the storm had become elongated to the northeast.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
NASA eyes Tropical Cyclone Annabelle in Southern Indian Ocean
Tropical Storm Annabelle formed early on Nov. 21 in the Southern Indian Ocean, strengthened briefly and began a weakening trend on Nov. 23. NASA's Terra satellite and RapidScat instrument captured imagery of the storm after it developed.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Rick become a post-tropical low
The remnants of post-tropical cyclone Rick continued to linger in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Nov. 23. An animation of visible and infrared imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the weakening of Tropical Storm Rick into a remnant low pressure area from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, far off-shore from western Mexico. NASA's RapidScat instrument spotted the remnant's strongest winds on its eastern side on Nov. 22.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Bivalve family tree offers evolutionary clues
Florida State University researchers, along with an international team of scientists, have put together the most complete look to date of the evolutionary family tree of cardiid bivalves, commonly known as cockles and clams.

Contact: Kathleen Haughney
Florida State University

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Biological Conservation
Marine airgun noise could cause turtle trauma
Scientists from the University of Exeter are warning of the risks that seismic surveys may pose to sea turtles. Widely used in marine oil and gas exploration, seismic surveys use airguns to produce sound waves that penetrate the sea floor to map oil and gas reserves.
Natural Environment Research Council, Darwin Initiative

Contact: Jo Bowler
University of Exeter

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
New Antarctic season tackles ambitious science and logistical challenges
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) 2015/16 field season is underway with dozens of scientists and support staff -- together with planes and tonnes of equipment and fresh supplies -- arriving at BAS's five Antarctic research stations.

Contact: Athena Dinar
British Antarctic Survey

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Global Change Biology
Climate study finds evidence of global shift in the 1980s
Planet Earth experienced a global climate shift in the late 1980s on an unprecedented scale, fueled by anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption, according to new research published this week. Scientists say that a major step change, or 'regime shift,' in the Earth's biophysical systems, from the upper atmosphere to the depths of the ocean and from the Arctic to Antarctica, was centered around 1987, and was sparked by the El Chichón volcanic eruption in Mexico five years earlier.

Contact: Andrew Merrington
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Nature Geoscience
Surprise: Stretchy slabs in deep Earth
New observations from an international geophysics team, including Carnegie's Lara Wagner, suggest that the standard belief that the Earth's rigid tectonic plates stay strong when they slide under another plate and sink into the deep Earth may not be universal. Instead, the new work suggests that the Nazca slab in Peru may be relatively weak and deforms easily.

Contact: Lara Wagner
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Climate can grind mountains faster than they can be rebuilt
An international research team has for the first time attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over more than a million years and discovered that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them. Researchers studied the St. Elias Mountains on Alaska's coast and found that erosion accelerated sharply about 1 million years ago when global cooling triggered stronger ice ages.
National Science Foundation, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

Contact: Anton Caputo
University of Texas at Austin

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