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Coral Reef Photo

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: 23-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Survival of the gutless? Filter-feeders eject internal organs in response to stress
A recent Tel Aviv University study explores the ability of a common coral reef organism to eviscerate and regenerate its gut within 12 days and rebuild its filtration organ, the branchial sac, within 19 days. Understanding this process points to promising new directions in human soft tissue regeneration research.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Below-average 'dead zone' predicted for Chesapeake Bay in 2015
A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting a slightly below-average but still significant 'dead zone' this summer in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary.

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Old-school literature search helps ecologist identify puzzling parasite
A months-long literature search that involved tracking down century-old scientific papers and translating others from Czech and French helped University of Michigan ecologist Meghan Duffy answer a question she'd wondered about for years.
National Science Foundation, U-M's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Single gene controls fish brain size and intelligence
A single gene called Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) drives brain size and intelligence in fish according to a new study by researchers at UCL, Stockholm University and University of Helsinki.

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Chaos
The physics of swimming fish
Fish may seem to glide effortlessly through the water, but the tiny ripples they leave behind are evidence of a constant give-and-take of energy between the swimmer and its aqueous environment -- a momentum exchange that propels the fish forward but is devilishly tricky to quantify. Now, new research shows that a fish's propulsion can be understood by studying vortices in the surrounding water as individual units instead of examining the flow as a whole.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
GSA 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition
Baltimore hosts Earth Scientists, 1-4 November 2015
Registration is open for The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting and Exposition, to be held 1 to 4 November 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, USA. Geoscientists from around the world, representing 37 disciplines, will present new findings that enlarge the body of geoscience knowledge and define directions for future study.

Contact: Christa Stratton
cstratton@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
NASA sees the wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Kujira
NASA's Aqua satellite gathered infrared data on Tropical Storm Kujira as it moved in a northerly direction in the South China Sea on June 22. Infrared data showed strongest convection was displaced from the center by vertical wind shear.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Satellite movie shows Tropical Depression Bill's remnants exit US
The remnants of Tropical Depression Bill soaked a large part of the US from Texas to Washington, D.C., before moving into the Atlantic Ocean.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Physical Review Letters
Destructive power of bubbles could lead to new industrial applications
Cavitation bubbles can kill fish and damage boat propellers. Virginia Tech researcher say learning more about them could harness that power for industrial uses, like safer cleaning processes.
National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech Institute of Critical Technology and Applied Science

Contact: Eleanor Nelsen
enelsen@vt.edu
540-231-2761
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Nature Geoscience
The Southeast Pacific produces more nitrous oxide than previously thought
In addition to carbon dioxide there are plenty of other greenhouse gases. Nitrous oxide is one of them. However, a global assessment of emissions from the oceans is difficult because the measurement methods used so far have only allowed rough estimates. Using a new technology for continuous measurements, researchers of the GEOMAR and the Kiel University have now discovered that nitrous oxide emissions from the Southeast Pacific are much higher than previously thought. They publish their data in the international journal Nature Gesoscience.
Cluster of Excellence 'The Future Ocean', German Science Foundation, German Federal Ministry of Science and Education, European Union

Contact: Jan Steffen
jsteffen@geomar.de
49-431-600-2811
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)

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