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Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Environmental Research Letters
Heat waves becoming more prominent in urban areas, research reveals
The number of cities across the globe that experience heat waves has increased since the 1970s and the frequency of those heat waves has increased as well as the heat island effect amplifies global warming, find an international team of researchers.

Contact: Meg Sullivan
msullivan@support.ucla.edu
310-825-1046
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists reveal global patterns of specialized feeding in insect herbivores
After decades of field work from dozens of sites around the world, and after two years of combing through and analyzing data, Matt Forister from the University of Nevada, Reno, and an international team have reported on global patterns in the diets of insect herbivores. They report that most insect herbivores, such as caterpillars, find and feast on just one kind of plant in any one location, rather than eating everything in sight.

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015
Limnology & Oceanography
Scientists investigate link between skyrocketing sea slug populations and warming seas
A team of California scientists believes a far-flung Okenia rosacea bloom -- along with a slew of other marine species spotted north of their typical ranges -- may signal a much larger shift in ocean climate and a strong forthcoming El Niño.

Contact: Haley Bowling
hbowling@calacademy.org
415-379-5123
California Academy of Sciences

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Several Adult <i>Okenia Rosacea</i> Nudibranchs

Several Adult Okenia Rosacea Nudibranchs
'While we are thrilled to see this beautiful bloom of normally-rare nudibranchs, we are concerned about the long term consequences of our changing coastal environment,' says Dr. Terry Gosliner, ...

Contact: Haley Bowling
hbowling@calacademy.org
415-379-5123
California Academy of Sciences

<i>Okenia Rosacea</i> Bloom

Okenia Rosacea Bloom
The warm ocean temperatures that brought an endangered green sea turtle to San Francisco in early fall have triggered a population explosion of bright pink, inch-long sea slugs in tide pools along ...

Contact: Haley Bowling
hbowling@calacademy.org
415-379-5123
California Academy of Sciences

The Hopkins' Rose Nudibranch in a California Tide Pool

The Hopkins' Rose Nudibranch in a California Tide Pool
Scientists believe this far-flung sea slug bloom -- along with a slew of other marine species spotted north of their typical ranges -- may signal a much larger shift in ocean climate and a strong ...

Contact: Haley Bowling
hbowling@calacademy.org
415-379-5123
California Academy of Sciences

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