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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: 18-Jun-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Water screening: International hunt for unknown molecules
Day in, day out harmful substances leech into the ground: we all contribute to chemicals in the water cycle. On top of this come natural substances from the environment. A single environmentally relevant water sample contains up to several thousand different organic molecules. But what are these substances? Over 8,000 molecule profiles have already been stored in a public database for future analysis. This preventative water screening system is now being expanded internationally and harmonized with further strategies in the 'FOR-IDENT' project.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Stefanie Reiffert
reiffert@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0519
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
Sailing through changing oceans
In the current context of global change, sustainable and responsible exploitation of the oceans can be realized only through a deep understanding of the ocean processes and of the associated ecosystems spanning every latitude of planet Earth. This is the key concept advocated by a new position paper from the European Science Foundation.

Contact: Paola Campus
pcampus@esf.org
European Science Foundation

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
International spacecraft carrying NASA's Aquarius instrument ends operations
An international Earth-observing mission launched in 2011 to study the salinity of the ocean surface ended June 8 when an essential part of the power and attitude control system for the SAC-D spacecraft, which carries NASA's Aquarius instrument, stopped operating. The Aquarius instrument successfully achieved its science objectives and completed its primary three-year mission in November 2014.
NASA, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales

Contact: Rani Gran
rani.c.gran@nasa.gov
301-286-2483
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Satellites enable coral reef science leap from Darwin to online
With Earth-observing satellite data, scientists can now monitor the health of coral reefs, even in the most remote regions scattered around the globe where it is otherwise difficult to see changes.
NASA, NOAA, United States Geological Survey

Contact: Audrey Haar
Audrey.j.haar@nasa.gov
240-684-0808
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
The Condor
Coordinating across 8 agencies to count vulnerable shorebirds
American oystercatcher nests are sparsely distributed, time-intensive to find, and often in remote locations, all adding to the challenge of estimating the size of their breeding population. However, a new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications demonstrates that a new, simplified survey method, coordinated across eight agencies, has tremendous potential to provide accurate population estimates and aid in the species' conservation.

Contact: Nathan Hostetter
njhostet@ncsu.edu
Central Ornithology Publication Office

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
Alaska glaciers make large contributions to global sea level rise
Alaska's melting glaciers are adding enough water to the Earth's oceans to cover the state of Alaska with a 1-foot thick layer of water every seven years, a new study shows.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
nbompey@agu.org
202-777-7524
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
NASA shows a weaker compact tropical storm Carlos
Hurricane Carlos weakened to a tropical storm on June 17 and remains a small storm that appears tightly wound on satellite imagery. Carlos is expected to spin down quickly.
NASA

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
NASA sees Bill make Texas landfall, weaken to a depression
A NASA animation of imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite shows the progression of Tropical Storm Bill through the western Gulf of Mexico, landfall in east Texas and weakening into a depression west of Dallas.
NASA

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Average 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico in 2015, U-M and partners predict
A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting an average but still large 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico this year.
NOAA

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Marine monitoring to help protect lives at sea
In order to save lives at sea, the National Oceanography Centre is joining six research organizations to provide a world-class marine monitoring and forecasting service, which could be used to improve marine rescue operations.
The European Union

Contact: Holly Peacock
holly.peacock@noc.ac.uk
44-023-805-96388
National Oceanography Centre, UK

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