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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!

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Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Geophysical Review Letters
This week from AGU: California tsunami, air pollution, Indian Ocean & 4 papers
A new simulation of tsunamis generated by earthquake faults off the Santa Barbara coast demonstrates a greater potential for tsunami inundation in the cites of Ventura and Oxnard than previously thought, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters.

Contact: Leigh Cooper
lcooper@agu.org
202-777-7324
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
Computer models show significant tsunami strength for Ventura and Oxnard, California
Ventura and Oxnard in California could be vulnerable to the effects of a local earthquake-generated tsunami, according to computer models used by research team, led by UC Riverside seismologists. According to their 3-D models, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake on faults located offshore Ventura would result in many parts of the regional coastline being inundated a few kilometers inland by a tsunami wave. Further, a southward moving tsunami would rotate and focus on the Ventura/Oxnard area.
National Science Foundation, US Geological Survey

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Evolution
Female fish genitalia evolve in response to predators, interbreeding
Female fish in the Bahamas have developed ways of showing males that 'No means no.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brian Langerhans
langerhans@ncsu.edu
919-515-3514
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Suomi NPP satellite sees Typhoon Goni's strongest sides
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Typhoon Goni and gathered infraNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Typhoon Goni and gathered infrared data that helped identify the strongest part of the storm as the south and eastern quadrants red data that helped identify the strongest part of the storm as the south and eastern quadrants.
NASA

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

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
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
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
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
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
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
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

Contact: WHOI Media Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
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
media@egu.eu
49-892-180-6703
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

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