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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: 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

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
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
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Frontiers in Earth Science
Climate change likely to increase black carbon input to the Arctic Ocean
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins led a team of researchers to determine the levels of black carbon in Arctic rivers and found that the input of black carbon to the Arctic Ocean is likely to increase with global warming. The results of their study were recently published in the journal Frontiers in Earth Science.

Contact: Stephanie Schupska
University of Georgia

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Tuni becomes extra-tropical
NASA's GPM core satellite and NOAA's GOES-West satellite saw the Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Storm Tuni was being battered by wind shear and had lost its tropical characteristics.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21)
New report outlines benefits and trade-offs of low-carbon energy
Policymakers, industry and government officials will have to invest US $2.5 trillion for electricity generation over the next 20 years. A new report presents the environmental costs and benefits linked to different renewable energy sources, and makes one thing abundantly clear: anything is better than coal.

Contact: Thomas Gibon
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Fish could have emotions and consciousness
An international team of scientists with participants from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona has discovered that fish show 'emotional fever', a slight increase in body temperature in situations of stress. Until now this fever had been linked to emotions and consciousness in mammals, birds and certain reptiles, but it had never been observed in fish.

Contact: Sonia Rey Planellas
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

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