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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
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

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
NASA sees wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Niala
NASA's Aqua satellite saw wind shear was affecting newborn Tropical Storm Niala as it continued moving through the Central Atlantic Ocean. Despite wind shear, Tropical Depression 6C formed about 500 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, at 11 p.m. EDT on Sept. 24, 2015. By 11 a.m. EDT, the depression strengthened into a tropical storm and was renamed Tropical Storm Niala.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
NASA's GPM measures meandering Tropical Depression Ida's precipitation
The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core observatory satellite had another good view of meandering tropical storm Ida located in the central Atlantic Ocean and measured rainfall rates within the storm.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Deep-diving whales could hold answer for synthetic blood
The ultra-stable properties of the proteins that allow deep-diving whales to remain active while holding their breath for up to two hours could help Rice University biochemist John Olson and his colleagues finish a 20-year quest to create lifesaving synthetic blood for human trauma patients.
National Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Scientists to explore whether the loss of CO2 caused Earth to cool 3 million years ago
Scientists at the University of Rochester expect to learn more about the role of CO2 in climate change through a study of reverse global warming -- by researching the first ice sheets formed in the Northern Hemisphere.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Iglinski
University of Rochester

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Scientific Reports
I've got your back -- fishes really do look after their mates!
When it comes to helping each other out, it turns out that some fish are better at it than previously thought. New research from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University has found that pairs of rabbitfishes will cooperate and support each other while feeding.
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Eleanor Gregory
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Science Advances
Extreme Pacific sea level events to double in future
Many tropical Pacific island nations are struggling to adapt to gradual sea level rise stemming from warming oceans and melting ice caps. Now they may also see much more frequent extreme sea level swings. The culprit is a projected behavioral change of the El Niño phenomenon and its characteristic Pacific wind response, according to recent computer modeling experiments and tide-gauge analysis by scientists at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and CSIRO in Australia.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 24-Sep-2015
One giant leap: ONR delivers new research vessel to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
On Sept. 23, ONR delivered the new R/V Neil Armstrong to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole will operate the state-of-the-art research vessel under a charter agreement with ONR.

Contact: Bob Freeman
Office of Naval Research

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