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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: 20-Aug-2015
Robot technology to measure UK's marine wildlife
Working in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, the National Oceanography Centre has deployed a submarine glider and an Autonomous Surface Vehicle from Milford Haven, in Wales.
The World Wildlife Fund, Natural Environmental Research Council

Contact: Holly Peacock
holly.peacock@noc.ac.uk
0238-059-6388
National Oceanography Centre, UK

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Conservation Genetics
University of Queensland scientist warns against shark culling
A University of Queensland scientist has cautioned against culling sharks because the long term ecological impact cannot be predicted.
Sea World (Australia) Research and Rescue Foundation

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Ovenden
j.ovenden@uq.edu.au
61-733-460-806
University of Queensland

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Zoology
Aquatic hunger games: Archerfish spit the distance for food
New Wake Forest University research further investigates the archerfish and its sharp-shooting ability, showing for the first time that there is little difference in the amount of force of their water jets based on target distance. And, when given the choice, the fish preferred closer targets.
Wake Forest University

Contact: Bonnie Davis
davisbl@wfu.edu
336-758-5390
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Two views of Super Typhoon Atsani from NASA's Aqua Satellite
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Super Typhoon Atsani and captured visible and infrared data on the monster storm. The AIRS and MODIS instruments gathered data that revealed powerful thunderstorms surrounding a wide-open eye.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
NASA's Aqua satellite takes Tropical Storm Danny's temperature
Tropical Depression 4 strengthened into Tropical Storm Danny late on Aug. 19, as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and took its 'temperature.' That is, infrared data from the AIRS instrument aboard measured cloud top temperatures and sea surface temperatures around the new tropical storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
NASA's Aqua satellite analyzes Typhoon Goni
Some residents of the Philippines are under warnings as Typhoon Goni approaches from the east. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm and captured visible and infrared data on the monster storm on Aug. 19, 2015.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Geophysical Review Letters
This week from AGU: California tsunami, air pollution, Indian Ocean & 4 papers
A new simulation of tsunamis generated by earthquake faults off the Santa Barbara coast demonstrates a greater potential for tsunami inundation in the cites of Ventura and Oxnard than previously thought, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters.

Contact: Leigh Cooper
lcooper@agu.org
202-777-7324
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
Computer models show significant tsunami strength for Ventura and Oxnard, California
Ventura and Oxnard in California could be vulnerable to the effects of a local earthquake-generated tsunami, according to computer models used by research team, led by UC Riverside seismologists. According to their 3-D models, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake on faults located offshore Ventura would result in many parts of the regional coastline being inundated a few kilometers inland by a tsunami wave. Further, a southward moving tsunami would rotate and focus on the Ventura/Oxnard area.
National Science Foundation, US Geological Survey

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Evolution
Female fish genitalia evolve in response to predators, interbreeding
Female fish in the Bahamas have developed ways of showing males that 'No means no.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brian Langerhans
langerhans@ncsu.edu
919-515-3514
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Suomi NPP satellite sees Typhoon Goni's strongest sides
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Typhoon Goni and gathered infraNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Typhoon Goni and gathered infrared data that helped identify the strongest part of the storm as the south and eastern quadrants red data that helped identify the strongest part of the storm as the south and eastern quadrants.
NASA

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

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