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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: 17-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Marine fungi reveal new branches on tree of life
Researchers from the University of Exeter have discovered several new species of marine fungi inhabiting previously undescribed branches of the tree of life. Little is known about the fungi flourishing in the world's oceans and this study, which set out to investigate its diversity and abundance, revealed that many marine fungi are very different from those found on land.

Contact: Jo Bowler
University of Exeter

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Fat makes coral fit to cope with climate change
A year ago, researchers discovered that fat helps coral survive heat stress over the short term -- and now it seems that fat helps coral survive over the long term, too. The study offers important clues as to which coral species are most likely to withstand repeated bouts of heat stress, called 'bleaching,' as climate change warms world oceans.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
Ohio State University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Brooding brittle star babies in 3-D
An article in GigaScience presents 3-D images of the inside of live-bearing brittle stars, relatives of starfish, and these 100 GB of data are freely available. The high-resolution images created by microCT, allow the analysis of developing brittle star young, but also -- besides being cool to look at -- are perfect for sharing with other researchers. Large-data sharing, though difficult, is an essential part of making research both reproducible and reusable in the broadest sense.
German Academic Exchange Service, National Research Foundation SEAChange Programme

Contact: Scott Edmunds

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Marine Micropaleontology
Microbes that are key indicators of Puget Sound's health in decline
Paleontologists with the University of Washington's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture find that tiny organisms called foraminifera have a big story to tell about the health of Puget Sound. Two recent studies about the health of Bellingham Bay and inlets in the Bremerton area found the diversity and number of foraminifera -- single-celled marine organisms that live on the sea floor -- deteriorated significantly.

Contact: Andrea Godinez
University of Washington

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Global energy demand has adverse effects on freshwater resources of less developed nations
Global energy demand from developed nations has an adverse impact on freshwater resources in less developed nations according to a new study.
Research Councils Energy Program

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Nature Geoscience
Study is first to map Earth's hidden groundwater
The first data-driven estimate of the Earth's total supply of groundwater shows that less than six per cent of groundwater in the upper two kilometers of the Earth's landmass is renewable within a human lifetime. The study, in Nature Geoscience, is led by Dr. Tom Gleeson of the University of Victoria with co-authors at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Calgary and the University of Göttingen.
Natural Sciences and Research Council, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, National Science Foundation, American Geophysical Union

Contact: Suzanne Ahearne
University of Victoria

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers sequence genomes of parasite that is actually a 'micro jellyfish'
This week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Kansas will reveal how a jellyfish -- those commonplace sea pests with stinging tentacles -- have evolved over time into 'really weird' microscopic organisms, made of only a few cells, that live inside other animals.
National Science Foundation, Binational Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 13-Nov-2015
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Building with nature: Ecological design for next-generation cities
ESA's journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment celebrates the centennial of the society with perspectives on the potential for ecological science to influence the design of the next generation cities and their infrastructure.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Liza Lester
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 13-Nov-2015
Former Tropical Cyclone Kate examined by GPM, RapidScat and GOES-East
NASA and NOAA recently got three different views of former tropical cyclone Kate from space. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite saw heavy rainfall as Kate was transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone on Nov. 11. The next day, NASA's RapidScat saw the system's tropical-storm force winds, and on Nov. 13, NOAA's GOES-East satellite spotted the former tropical storm in the Northern Atlantic.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Nov-2015
Bigelow Laboratory in international effort to develop marine microbial ecology model
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Scientist José Antonio Fernández Robledo will spend the next year developing molecular tools to better understand dinoflagellates' function and how they might transform themselves under varying conditions. This work, with Dr. Claudio H. Slamovits at Dalhousie University, is part of an $8 million Marine Microbial Initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. One hundred scientists in 33 institutions will develop methods to bring experimental model systems to the ocean.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Darlene Trew Crist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

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