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September 15 to 19, 2014
ICES Annual Science Conference 2014
A Coruña, Spain

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The ICES Annual Science Conference is a forum for an international community of marine scientists, professionals, and students to share their work in theme-based series of oral and poster presentations. The 2014 conference will include talks by three invited keynote speakers, and oral and poster presentations selected on the basis of submitted abstracts.

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Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
BioMarine Business Convention
Top executives from around the world discuss marine bio-resources in Portugal
The fifth edition of BioMarine, the international investment platform dedicated to the marine bio-resources, will bring together 300 CEO, top executives and start-ups from around the world, on Oct. 30-31, at the Estoril Congress Centre, in Cascais, Portugal under the High Patronage of the Presidency of the Republic of Portugal and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Contact: Maria Joao Soares
mjsoares@jlma.pt
351-914-237-487
JLM&A, SA

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Environmental Science: Nano
Nanoparticles accumulate quickly in wetland sediment
Using mesocosms that closely approximate wetland ecosystems, researchers show carbon nanotubes accumulate quickly in sediments -- a tendency that could indirectly damage aquatic food chains by piggybacking harmful molecules.
National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

Contact: Ken Kingery
ken.kingery@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
Changing Antarctic waters could trigger steep rise in sea levels
Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.

Contact: Alvin Stone
alvin.stone@unsw.edu.au
61-241-861-7366
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Study shows sharks have personalities
Some sharks are 'gregarious' and have strong social connections, whilst others are more solitary and prefer to remain inconspicuous, according to a new study which is the first to show that the notorious predators have personality traits.
Fisheries Society of the British Isles

Contact: Jo Bowler
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
This week from AGU: Measuring Antarctic ice loss, Indian Ocean program, Oregon landslides
This week from AGU: Measuring Antarctic ice loss, Indian Ocean Program, and Oregon landslides.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
nbompey@agu.org
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Rating the planet's oceans
Researchers from UCSB's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis helped produce the first Ocean Health Index that includes all the Earth's oceans.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
In stickleback fish, dads influence offspring behavior and gene expression
Researchers report that some stickleback fish fathers can have long-term effects on the behavior of their offspring: The most attentive fish dads cause their offspring to behave in a way that makes them less susceptible to predators. These behavioral changes are accompanied by changes in gene expression, the researchers report.

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
NASA's TRMM satellite sees Tropical Storm Phanfone fragmented
The bands of thunderstorms wrapping around Tropical Storm Phanfone in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean appeared fragmented to NASA's TRMM satellite.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Tropical Storm Rachel dwarfed by developing system 90E
Tropical Storm Rachel is spinning down west of Mexico's Baja California, and another tropical low pressure area developing off the coast of southwestern Mexico dwarfs the tropical storm. NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the size difference between the two tropical low pressure areas.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
PeerJ
Pollution linked to lethal sea turtle tumors
Polluted urban and farm runoff in Hawaii has been linked to lethal tumors in endangered sea turtles. A new Duke University-led study finds that excess nitrogen in the runoff accumulates in algae that the turtles eat and can cause the disease Fibropapillomatosis which is the leading known cause of death in endangered green sea turtles. The disease causes the formation of tumors on the animals' eyes, flippers, and internal organs.
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund and a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering

Contact: Tim Lucas
tdlucas@duke.edu
919-613-8084
Duke University

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