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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: 12-Nov-2015
NASA spies Extra-Tropical Storm Kate racing through North Atlantic
On Nov. 12 at 4 a.m. EST the National Hurricane Center issued the last advisory on Extra-Tropical Cyclone Kate, located several hundred miles south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland. NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured a visible light image of the storm.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
NASA adds up rainfall from 2 historic Yemen tropical cyclones
One week ago to the day Cyclone Chapala, the first Category 1 cyclone to strike Yemen in recorded history made landfall in Yemen, then a second tropical cyclone named Megh made landfall. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite provided a look at rainfall rates and totals dropped by the historic double tropical cyclones.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Spanish Royal Society of Natural History Journal
A 'blood rain' infiltrates villages of Spain
The rainwater that fell in some of the villages of Zamora (Spain) last autumn brought along a strange traveller: a green microalgae that turns a reddish colour when in a state of stress. Once this microalgae was deposited into fountains and tanks it wasn't long before the water turned red. Researchers from the University of Salamanca have shone light on this 'blood rain' phenomenon.

Contact: SINC
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Today's disposable society: Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern
An increasing amount of drugs taken by humans and animals make it into streams and waterways, and pharmaceutical pollution has had catastrophic ecosystem consequences despite low levels of concentration in the environment. The effect of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern on the environment will be addressed in a special issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Contact: Jen Lynch
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Long-snouted Amazonian catfishes including three new species to form a new genus
Being close relatives within the same genus, eight catfishes showed enough external differences, such as characteristic elongated mouths, hinting to their separate origin. Following a thorough morphological as well as molecular analysis, a team of researchers suggested that five previously known species along with three new ones, which they have found during their survey, need a new genus to accommodate for their specificity. Their study is available in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Fabio F. Roxo
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Sharks' hunting ability destroyed under climate change
The hunting ability and growth of sharks will be dramatically impacted by increased CO2 levels and warmer oceans expected by the end of the century, a University of Adelaide study has found.

Contact: Ivan Nagelkerken
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Ancient mass extinction led to dominance of tiny fish, Penn paleontologist shows
According to new research led by the University of Pennsylvania's Lauren Sallan, a mass extinction 359 million years ago known as the Hangenberg event triggered a drastic and lasting transformation of Earth's vertebrate community.
University of Pennsylvania, Kalamazoo College, University of Michigan, Michigan Society of Fellows

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Oceans -- and ocean activism -- deserve broader role in climate change discussions
Researchers argue that both ocean scientists and world leaders should pay more attention to how communities are experiencing, adapting to and even influencing changes in the world's oceans.

Contact: Hannah Hickey
University of Washington

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Massive northeast Greenland glacier is rapidly melting, UCI-led team finds
A glacier in northeast Greenland that holds enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 18 inches has come unmoored from a stabilizing sill and is crumbling into the North Atlantic Ocean. Losing mass at a rate of 5 billion tons per year, glacier Zachariae Isstrom entered a phase of accelerated retreat in 2012, according to findings published in the current issue of Science.
NASA's Cryospheric Sciences Program

Contact: Brian Bell
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
Human handouts could be spreading disease from birds to people
People feeding white ibises at public parks are turning the normally independent birds into beggars, and now researchers at the University of Georgia say it might also be helping spread disease. They recently launched a study to find out how being fed by humans is changing the health, ecology and behavior of white ibises in south Florida, where construction and land development is drying up their wetland habitats.
National Science Foundation's Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program

Contact: Sonia Hernandez
University of Georgia

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