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Public Release: 13-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
Scientists and American Indian tribal members talk climate change realities at AAAS
Despite an above average snowpack and several months of wet weather, drought and changing climate conditions continue to plague farmers and ranchers across Nevada and other western states. For American Indian communities in Northern Nevada, the consequences of a changing ecosystem are severe and will impact generations to come, according to new research and outreach presented today at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Justin Broglio
justin.broglio@dri.edu
775-673-7610
Desert Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
Current Biology
Ants were socializing -- and sparring -- nearly 100 million years ago, Rutgers study finds
Like people, ants have often fought over food and territory. But ants began fighting long before humans: at least 99 million years ago, according to Phillip Barden, a fossil insect expert who works in the Insect and Evolution Lab of Jessica L. Ware, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Rutgers University-Newark.
National Science Foundation, American Museum of Natural History, Richard Gilder Graduate School, University of Kansas

Contact: Todd B. Bates
tbates@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Rare beluga data show whales dive to maximize meals
As the Arctic continues to change due to rising temperatures, melting sea ice and human interest in developing oil and shipping routes, it's important to understand belugas' baseline behavior, argue the authors of a new paper.
NSF/Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program on Ocean Change

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

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Whale Satellite-Linked Tag

Whale Satellite-Linked Tag
A typical beluga satellite-linked tag configuration is shown.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Beluga (2 of 2)

Beluga (2 of 2)
Belugas were observed among West Greenland sea ice.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Beluga (1 of 2)

Beluga (1 of 2)
Belugas were observed among West Greenland sea ice.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

 

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