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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: 18-Aug-2015
NASA's Terra satellite sees birth of Atlantic Tropical Depression 4
The fourth tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed today, Aug. 18, 2015 as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
NASA's GPM sees Typhoon Atsani intensifying
Typhoon Atsani was an intensifying tropical storm moving over the open waters of the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 16, 2015 when the GPM core observatory satellite flew overhead.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Satellite sees the end of Tropical Depression 11E
Tropical Depression 11E came to an end early today, Tuesday, Aug. 18 when the National Hurricane Center noted that the storm degenerated into a remnant low pressure area.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Environmental Science & Technology
Examining the fate of Fukushima contaminants
An international research team reports results of a three-year study of sediment samples collected offshore from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in a new paper published Aug. 18, 2015, in the American Chemical Society's journal, Environmental Science and Technology. The research aids in understanding what happens to Fukushima contaminants after they are buried on the seafloor off coastal Japan.
National Science Foundation, Deerbook Charitable Trust, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
The Cryosphere
Most comprehensive projections for West Antarctica's future revealed
A new international study is the first to use a high-resolution, large-scale computer model to estimate how much ice the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could lose over the next couple of centuries, and how much that could add to sea-level rise. The results paint a clearer picture of West Antarctica's future than was previously possible. The study is published today, Aug. 18, in The Cryosphere, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union.

Contact: Barbara Ferreira
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European Geosciences Union

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Seismological Research Letters
Cascadia initiative to monitor Northwest Pacific seismic risks
Early data coming in from a massive, four-year deployment of seismometers onshore and offshore in the Pacific Northwest are giving scientists a clearer picture of the Cascadia subduction zone, a region with a past and potential future of devastating 'megathrust' earthquakes.

Contact: Becky Ham
press@seismosoc.org
602-300-9600
Seismological Society of America

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
NASA's Terra Satellite sees powerful storms ring Typhoon Atsani's eye
Typhoon Atsani's eye was 'ringed' or surrounded by powerful thunderstorms on Aug. 17 when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
NASA's GPM looks inside Typhoon Goni GPM image of Goni
The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite passed over Typhoon Goni and gathered data about its rainfall rates and powerful thunderstorms.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Satellite sees short-lived Tropical Depression 11E
Tropical Depression 11-E appears to be short-lived as a result of strong vertical wind shear. A recent satellite image showed the clouds associated with the depression were being pushed northwest of the center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2015
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
New AUV plankton sampling system deployed
A group of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers and engineers have developed and tested an innovative new system for sampling small planktonic larvae in coastal ocean waters and understanding their distribution. Traditionally, pumps and nets are used for sampling plankton, requiring sampling at predetermined stations or towing nets behind a ship, followed by visually sorting organisms into taxonomic groups. The new system enables detection of small gradations and species-specific patterns in larval distribution.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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