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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: 2-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Southampton researchers go with the flow to help protect endangered European eel
New research led by the University of Southampton is paving the way to protect the endangered European eel as they migrate through rivers to the ocean.

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
Fish will have to find new habitats or perish if global warming is left unchecked
Climate change is forcing fish out of their current habitats and into cooler waters and many more species will soon be affected if climate goals are not met, say scientists.

Contact: Heather Amos
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
Why the seahorse's tail is square
Why is the seahorse's tail square? An international team of researchers has found the answer and it could lead to building better robots and medical devices. In a nutshell, a tail made of square, overlapping segments makes for better armor than a cylindrical tail. It's also better at gripping and grasping. Researchers describe their findings in the July 3 issue of Science.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, Belgian Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology, Oregon State University, Clemson University

Contact: Ioana Patringenaru
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting 2015
Will climate change put mussels off the menu?
Fans of moules marinière may soon find themselves out of luck according to research which suggests that global warming may threaten shellfish industries.
Swedish Research Council, Swedish International Development Cooperation, Gothenburg Centre for Marine Research, University of Gothenburg, College of Fisheries Mangalore, Nitte University

Contact: Caroline Wood
Society for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Unraveling iridescence
Perhaps not the brightest of cephalopods, the California market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens) has amazing light-manipulating abilities.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
NASA sees heavy rain in Tropical Cyclone Chan-Hom
The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Chan-Hom and found heavy rainfall in the newborn storm.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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

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