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Researchers at the KAUST Red Sea Research Center have sequenced the genome of Zostera marina, the very first marine flowering plant ever to receive the treatment. Their findings shed light on how the species adapted from the deep to seas to shallow ponds and back again over hundreds of millions of years. Read about the research on EurekAlert!.

Video: After reviewing more than 52 hours of octopus footage, researchers at Alaska Pacific University and University of Sydney are challenging the prevailing notion that octopi use their color-changing abilities only to hide from predators. They describe a more nuanced interpretation of octopi using color-changing along with body gestures as methods of social communication. Watch some of that video here and read about their research on EurekAlert!.

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Public Release: 22-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Melting Greenland ice sheet may affect global ocean circulation, future climate
Scientists from the University of South Florida, along with colleagues in Canada and the Netherlands, have determined that the influx of fresh water from the Greenland ice sheet is 'freshening' the North Atlantic Ocean and could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, an important component of global ocean circulation that could have a global effect. Researchers say the it could impact the future climate in places such as portions of Europe and North America.
NASA

Contact: Tim Dixon
thd@usf.edu
305-323-1820
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 22-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Environmental toxin may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative illnesses
In a new study, scientists from the Institute for EthnoMedicine, a non-profit medical research organization in Jackson Hole, and the University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank, have shown that BMAA, an environmental toxin found in some harmful algal blooms, causes an Alzheimer's-like neurodegenerative disease among Pacific islanders.

Contact: Andrea Johnson
andrea.johnson@djescience.com
312-240-3112
DJE Science

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting
Arnold L. Gordon selected as fellow of The Oceanography Society
The Oceanography Society congratulates Professor Arnold L. Gordon (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University) on being selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Professor Gordon's certificate recognizes him for his fundamental contributions to our understanding of how the global ocean is interconnected, drawing from his observations of the Southern Ocean, Indonesian Seas, and Agulhas retroflection. Dr. Gordon will be recognized during a ceremony on Feb. 23, 2016, at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans, La.
The Oceanography Society

Contact: Jennifer Ramarui
jenny@tos.org
301-251-7708
The Oceanography Society

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
Removal of derelict fishing gear has major economic impact
A new study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that removal of derelict fishing gear could generate millions of dollars in extra harvest value for commercial fisheries worldwide.
NOAA Marine Debris Program

Contact: David Malmquist
davem@vims.edu
804-684-7011
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
NASA sees cloud top temperatures warming in Cyclone Victor
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite shows that cloud top temperatures are warming in Tropical Cyclone Victor. Forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC noted that Victor is on a weakening trend, however, warnings were in effect in Tonga on Jan. 21.
NASA

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

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
NASA measures rainfall in newborn Tropical Cyclone Corentin
Tropical Cyclone Corentin developed in the Southern Indian Ocean as NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite flew overhead and analyzed the storm's rainfall and clouds.
NASA

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

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Ecology and Evolution
UI biologists find sexuality, not extra chromosomes, benefits animal
Why do animals engage in sexual reproduction? UI biologists sought answers with mud snails that breed both sexually and asexually. They found that asexual snails grow faster and reach reproductive age quicker than sexual snails, which raises new questions about sex's role in reproduction. Results published this month in the journal Ecology and Evolution.
US National Science Foundation, Research Council of Norway, Iowa Center for Research for Undergraduates

Contact: Richard Lewis
richard-c-lewis@uiowa.edu
319-384-0012
University of Iowa

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks
A pioneering three-year project to learn some of the secrets of Scotland's basking sharks by using satellite tag technology has shown an area off the west coast to be truly important for these giant fish.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-139-272-2062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016
Biogeosciences
Study reveals climate change impacts on Buzzards Bay
An analysis of long-term, water quality monitoring data reveals that climate change is already having an impact on ecosystems in the coastal waters of Buzzards Bay, Mass. The impacts relate to how nitrogen pollution affects coastal ecosystems.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Contact: WHOI Media Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
NASA measures winds in Tropical Cyclone Victor
NASA's RapidScat instrument found the strongest winds in Tropical Cyclone Victor were occurring south of its center on Jan. 20, 2016. Imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite revealed that Victor still maintained hurricane-strength and an eye.
NASA

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

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