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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: 20-Nov-2015
Substantial funding for DFG Transregional CRC on 'Arctic Climate Change'
The German Research Foundation (DFG) supports the new Transregional Collaborative Research Centre TR 172 'Arctic climate change' during the next four years.
German Research Foundation, Transregional Collaborative Research Centre TR 172, ArctiC Amplification Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, Feedback Mechanisms:(AC)

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)

Public Release: 20-Nov-2015
Ecological Indicators
Climate change: Warm water is mixing up life in the Arctic
The warming of arctic waters in the wake of climate change is likely to produce radical changes in the marine habitats of the High North. This is indicated by data from long-term observations in the Fram Strait, which researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute have now analyzed.

Contact: Sina Loeschke
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Acorn worm genome reveals gill origins of human pharynx
One of the defining characteristics of chordates and other deuterostomes is the presence of gill slits, which first appeared in the acorn worm and persist vestigially in the human embryo. An international team led by UC Berkeley sequenced the genomes of two acorn worms to understand the genes that control development and the nervous system, and found a conserved cluster of six genes involved in patterning the pharynx in the worm as well as vertebrates.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
2015 AGU Fall Meeting
AGU Fall Meeting: Virtual press room and PIO uploader -- now live!
Discover the latest Earth and space science news at the 48th annual AGU Fall Meeting.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
PLOS Genetics
Sequencing algae's genome may aid biofuel production
University of Washington scientists have sequenced the complete genetic makeup of a species of ecologically important algae, which may aid in biofuel production.
United States Department of Energy, Washington Sea Grant, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: James Urton
University of Washington

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Tropical Storm Rick joins an elite late-season storm group
The twenty-first tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean season strengthened into a tropical storm on Nov. 19 and was renamed Tropical Storm Rick bringing the storm into a small elite group of late-season storms. NOAA's GOES-West satellite provided an early daylight image of the storm that showed it had become more organized since it formed on Nov 18.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
NASA analyzes Tropical Storm In-fa's winds, rain
As Tropical Storm In-fa continued to affect Micronesia and the Marianas Islands, NASA's RapidScat instrument measured surface winds and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite measured areas of intense rainfall. In-fa became a typhoon early on Nov. 18 and weakened slightly to a tropical storm later in the day, maintaining tropical-storm force on Nov. 19.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Exploring global climate impact if Antarctica's ice sheets melt
As the world anticipates a global climate change meeting next month in Paris, there is compelling historical evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is vulnerable to rapid retreat and collapse, says climate scientist Alan Condron at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, yet very few if any studies have explored what might happen to Earth's climate if Antarctica's ice sheets were to melt over the next few decades.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Fish skin provides invisibility in open ocean
Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery about how some fish seem to disappear from predators in the open waters of the ocean, a discovery that could help materials scientists and military technologists create more effective methods of ocean camouflage. The findings are published in this week in Science.
Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives, National Science Foundation, University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences

Contact: Christine Sinatra
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Current Biology
Marine animals use new form of secret light communication
Researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland have uncovered a new form of secret light communication used by marine animals. The findings may have applications in satellite remote sensing, biomedical imaging, cancer detection, and computer data storage.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Australian Research Council

Contact: Bernadette Condren
University of Queensland

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