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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:The invasive crown-of-thorns-starfish (COTS) accounts for an estimated 40 percent of the Great Barrier Reef's total decline in coral cover, but University of Queensland researchers have developed a new robotic system for eradicating it that will take the pressure off human divers. See through the eyes of their COTSbot here and read about it's development 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: 28-Sep-2015
Nature Geoscience
How ocean circulation changed atmospheric CO2
Changes to overturning circulation in the Southern Ocean as a result of temperatures over Antarctica play key role in carbon uptake by the oceans.

Contact: Alvin Stone
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Nature Climate Change
Gone fishing: Loss of ocean predators has impact on climate change strategies
As Australia engages in debate over shark culling, new research says unsustainable harvesting of larger fish will affect how we tackle climate change.

Contact: Michael Jacobson
Griffith University

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
University of South Florida researchers battle red tide with two new grants
Scientists from the University of South Florida and colleagues have received a total of more than $750,000 in two separate grants to further the development and implementation of new technologies to forecast occurrences of 'red tide' and to identify Karenia brevis, the organism that lies at the root of the toxic blooms.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Bob Weisberg
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Nature Geoscience
Scientists solve deep ocean carbon riddle
New research involving scientists from University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre Southampton has identified a crucial process behind the reason why dissolved organic carbon levels in the deep oceans are constant despite a continuous supply from the surface ocean.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
NYC risks future flooding during hurricanes
Whether or not a coastal city floods during a hurricane depends on the storm, tide and sea level, and now a team of climate scientists show that the risk of New York City flooding has increased dramatically during the industrial era as a result of human-caused climate change.
National Science Foundation, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Flood risk on rise for New York City and New Jersey coast, study finds
For the first time, climate researchers compared both sea-level rise rates and storm surge heights in prehistoric and modern eras and found that the combined increases of each have raised the likelihood of a devastating 500-year flood occurring as often as every 25 years.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ken Branson
Rutgers University

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Nature Geoscience
Ocean circulation rethink solves climate conundrum
Researchers from the University of Exeter believe they have solved one of the biggest puzzles in climate science. The new study, published in Nature Geoscience, explains the synchrony observed during glacial periods when low temperatures in the Southern Ocean correspond with low levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Royal Society Wolfson Foundation, National Science Foundation, and others

Contact: Jo Bowler
University of Exeter

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
King crabs threaten Antarctic ecosystem due to warming ocean
King crabs may soon become high-level predators in Antarctic marine ecosystems where they haven't played a role in tens of millions of years, according to a new study led by Florida Institute of Technology.

Contact: Adam Lowenstein
Florida Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Journal of Applied Ecology
Offshore wind farms could be more risky for gannets than previously thought, study shows
Offshore wind farms which are to be built in waters around the UK could pose a greater threat to protected populations of gannets than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the universities of Leeds, Exeter and Glasgow.
UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Ben Jones
University of Leeds

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Typhoon Dujuan gives NASA an eye-opening performance
Former Tropical Storm Dujuan strengthened into a typhoon and when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead it got a clear look at the storm's new large eye.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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