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In early August of this year, University of Washington biologist Peter Ward encountered an example of the extremely rare nautilus Allonautilus scrobiculatus. Considered by Ward potentially one of the rarest species in the world, not a single one has been seen since Ward's first expedition over three decades past in 1984. Read about his latest expedition on EurekAlert!.

Video: Over the course of a study started in the late 60s, UC Santa Cruz researchers have discovered for the first time the purpose of the elephant seal's bizarre vocalizations. Listen to them here and find out what they mean 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-Jul-2015
Tropical Cyclone Raquel triggers warnings in Solomon Islands
NASA's Terra satellite and RapidScat instrument showed a slowly developing Tropical Storm Raquel affecting the Solomon Islands on June 30 and July 1.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
Charcoaling manure and greening neighborhoods in the Chesapeake Bay watershed
Chesapeake Bay bears a heavy pollution burden from the growing metropolitan centers and vibrant agricultural activity in the watershed. When ecologists gather in Baltimore, Md., this August for the 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, special attention will fall on the local Chesapeake Bay watershed, with field trips and research presentations exploring its rich wildlife and social history.

Contact: Liza Lester
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Society for Experimental Biology 2015
Baby seals that practice in pools make better divers
Being able to dive is what matters most for seal pups, but how do they learn to do it? Grey seal pups that can play in pools may have better diving skills once they make the move to the sea, and this could increase their chance of survival. Researchers at Plymouth University have found that spending time in pools of water helps seal pups hold their breath for longer.

Contact: Anthea Lacchia
Society for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Monitoring seawater reveals ocean acidification risks to Alaskan shellfish hatchery
New collaborative research between NOAA, University of Alaska and an Alaskan shellfish hatchery shows that ocean acidification may make it difficult for Alaskan coastal waters to support shellfish hatcheries by 2040 unless costly mitigation efforts are installed to modify seawater used in the hatcheries.

Contact: Monica Allen
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Single-celled predator evolves tiny, human-like 'eye'
A single-celled marine plankton evolved a miniature version of a multi-cellular eye, possibly to help see its prey better, according to University of British Columbia research published today in Nature.

Contact: Brian Leander
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Hydroelectric dams drastically reduce tropical forest biodiversity
Widely hailed as 'green' sources of renewable energy, hydroelectric dams have been built worldwide at an unprecedented scale. But University of East Anglia research reveals that these major infrastructure projects are far from environmentally friendly. A PLOS ONE study reveals the drastic effects of the major Amazonian Balbina Dam on tropical rainforest biodiversity. It reveals a loss of mammals, birds and tortoises from the vast majority of islands formed by the creation of the Balbina Lake.
Wildlife Conservation Society, Natural Environment Research Council, The Rufford Small Grant Foundation, Conservation Food and Health Foundation, Idea Wild, Amazon Region Protected Areas

Contact: Lisa Horton
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Mitochondria, plastids evolved together into this single-celled plankton's 'eye'
Scientists have peered into the eye-like structure of single-celled marine plankton called warnowiids and found it contains many of the components of a complex eye.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Tula Foundation

Contact: Lindsay Jolivet
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Seafood supply altered by climate change
The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to climate change and ocean acidification, according to UBC scientists.
The Nippon Foundation

Contact: Heather Amos
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Location isn't everything but timing is for certain spawning fish
The larvae of some species of reef fish appear to survive better depending on the timing of when they were spawned, according to new research from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Contact: Catherine Crawley
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
A win-win-win-win
With $1.5 million in NSF funding, a group of researchers will study the effects of a novel way of eradicating schistosomiasis.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

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