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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!.

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Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
Environmental Research Letters
Purdue study: Climate change consensus extends beyond climate scientists
A Purdue University-led survey of nearly 700 scientists from non-climate disciplines shows that more than 90 percent believe that average global temperatures are higher than pre-1800s levels and that human activity has significantly contributed to the rise.
Purdue Climate Change Research Center, Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Contact: Natalie van Hoose
Purdue University

Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
How fossil corals can shed light on the Earth's past climate
Researchers have used radiocarbon measured in deep-sea fossil corals to shed light on carbon dioxide levels during the Earth's last deglaciation.
European Research Council

Contact: Philippa Walker
University of Bristol

Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
Past spikes in carbon dioxide levels accompanied by high ocean circulation
Two abrupt rises in carbon dioxide and Northern Hemispheric warming occurred during the last glacial ice melt, and new evidence confirms that these spikes were accompanied by deep ocean 'flushing' events.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
Current Biology
In the dark polar winter, the animals aren't sleeping
You might expect that little happens in the Arctic Ocean during the cold and dark winter. But that just isn't so, according to researchers who have sampled the activities of many different species during three consecutive winters in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Their findings are published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Sept. 24.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 23-Sep-2015
The Micronesia Challenge: Sustainable coral reefs and fisheries
The University of Guam Marine Laboratory leads the way in research to demonstrate how scientists help managers measure the effectiveness of marine conservation efforts.
Micronesia Conservation Trust, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coral Reef Conservation Program, David and Lucille Packard Foundation

Contact: Olympia Terral
University of Guam

Public Release: 23-Sep-2015
NASA, NOAA satellites show wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Ida
On Sept. 22 at 12:17 p.m. EDT the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, or AIRS, instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Ida. AIRS data showed that southwesterly vertical wind shear was pushing clouds and strongest storms with coldest cloud tops to the east and northeast of the center. Cloud top temperatures were as cold as -63 degrees Fahrenheit/-53 degrees Celsius, indicative of strong storms with the potential for heavy rain. Fortunately, Ida remains over open ocean.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 23-Sep-2015
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP peers into Tropical Storm Dujuan
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Dujuan on Sept. 23 and saw a large and elongated circulation.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 23-Sep-2015
Small Business Innovation Research grants for aquaculture
NOAA is announcing today the funding of three aquaculture projects through the Small Business Innovation Research grants program. These projects aim to tackle significant obstacles in the development of US aquaculture and explore the technological and commercial potential of novel solutions. Read more about the projects below. You can read about all of the 2015 SBIR awards across NOAA at the Technology Partnerships Office's website.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Emily Trentacoste
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 23-Sep-2015
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Earth's oceans show decline in microscopic plant life
The world's oceans have seen significant declines in certain types of microscopic plant-life at the base of the marine food chain, according to a new NASA study. The research is the first to look at global, long-term phytoplankton community trends based on a model driven by NASA satellite data.

Contact: Ellen Gray
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
New Geosphere themed issue: The anatomy of rifting
Research at continental rifts, mid-ocean ridges, and transforms has shown that new plates are created by extensional tectonics, magma intrusion, and volcanism. Studies of a wide variety of extensional processes, ranging from plate thinning to magma intrusion, have helped scientists understand how continents are broken apart to form ocean basins. However, deformation processes vary significantly during the development of continental rifts and mid-ocean ridges.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

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