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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: 18-Nov-2015
Biological Invasions
Research using CO2 keeps even small fry invasive carp at bay
University of Illinois researcher Cory Suski has already shown that bubbling high concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) into water is a deterrent to invasive Asian carp adults. The gas makes them feel 'woozy' and they choose to swim away. His recent research shows that fish the size of an eyelash also experience negative consequences following CO2 exposure.

Contact: Debra Levey Larson
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
NASA sees In-fa become a Typhoon near Micronesia
Tropical Storm 27W intensified into a typhoon near Micronesia in the western North Pacific Ocean as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead providing visible and infrared data to forecasters.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
This week from AGU: Magma ocean, Underwater waves, & 5 new research papers
This week from AGU: Magma ocean, Underwater waves, & 5 new research papers.

Contact: Lillian Steenblik Hwang
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tel Aviv Univ discovery may redefine classifications in the animal kingdom
Tel Aviv University researchers have found that a close cousin of the jellyfish has evolved over time into a microscopic parasite. The finding represents the first case of extreme evolutionary degeneration of an animal body.

Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Environmental Science & Technology Letters
3-D printed parts from some commercial devices toxic to zebrafish embryos
The recent boom in 3-D printing has driven innovations in fields as disparate as haute couture and medical implants. But little is known about the safety of the materials used. In a new study in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, scientists showed that some 3-D printed parts are highly toxic to zebrafish embryos. Their findings could have implications not only for aquatic life but also for hobbyists, manufacturers and patients.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
Warming ocean worsened Australia's fatal 2010/2011 floods
A study by a team of US and Australian researchers shows that long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in increasing the severity of the devastating floods that struck Australia in 2010/2011. The researchers found that, during a strong La Niña, warmer sea surface temperatures make Australia three times as likely to experience rainfall levels akin to the 2010/2011 event.
Australian Research Council

Contact: WHOI Media Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Low-oxygen 'dead zones' in North Pacific linked to past ocean-warming events
A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead zones. Results of the study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, are being published this week in the journal Nature.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Summer Praetorius
Oregon State University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Biology Letters
Cure for chytrid: Scientists discover method to eliminate killer fungus
Research published today details the first-ever successful elimination of a fatal chytrid fungus in a wild amphibian, marking a major breakthrough in the fight against the disease responsible for devastating amphibian populations worldwide.

Contact: Laura Copsey
Zoological Society of London

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Our closest wormy cousins
OIST has analyzed the genomes of two acorn worm species and found that approximately two-thirds of human genes have counterparts in the ancestors of these marine animals. These ancient genes, and their organization within the genome, were already in place in the common ancestor of humans and acorn worms that lived over half a billion years ago.
US Public Health Service, NASA, FP7/European Research Council, Molecular Genetics Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate, Academia Sinica and Ministry of Science and Technology Taiwan

Contact: Natori Kaoru
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Whale sharks in Gulf of Mexico swim near the surface, take deep dives
Tracking whale sharks in the Gulf of Mexico revealed their use of near-surface waters, as expected, but also their use of deeper water off the continental shelf, including remaining at depth greater than 50 meters continuously for more than three days, according to a study published Nov. 18, 2015, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by John Tyminski from Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida, and colleagues from the US and Mexico.

Contact: Kayla Graham

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