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April 10 - 17, 2014
34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Public Release: 17-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Global problem of fisheries bycatch needs global solutions
Whenever fishing vessels harvest fish, other animals can be accidentally caught or entangled in fishing gear as bycatch. Numerous strategies exist to prevent bycatch, but data have been lacking on the global scale of this issue. A new in-depth analysis of global bycatch data provides fisheries and the conservation community with the best information yet to help mitigate the ecological damage of bycatch and helps identify where mitigation measures are most needed.

Contact: Beth Chee
San Diego State University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2014
Current Biology
Antarctic moss lives after 1,500+ years under ice
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and University of Reading report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 17 that Antarctic mosses can essentially come back to life after 1,500 completely inactive years under the ice. Prior to this finding, direct regeneration from frozen plant material had been demonstrated after 20 years at most. Beyond that, only microbes had been shown to be capable of revival after so many years on hold.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
Cell Press

Public Release: 16-Mar-2014
Nature Geoscience
Southern Ocean iron cycle gives new insight into climate change
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found unique aspects of iron cycling in the Southern Ocean which will better inform scientists about the effects of climate change.

Contact: Sarah Stamper
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 14-Mar-2014
NASA's TRMM satellite eyeing Tropical Cyclone Gillian's rebirth
Heavy rainfall rates and powerful towering thunderstorms were spotted in what appeared to be the rebirth process of Tropical Cyclone Gillian in the Gulf of Carpentaria between Australia's Northern Territory and Queensland.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 14-Mar-2014
NASA sees an extra-tropical Lusi north of New Zealand
NASA's Aqua satellite caught an infrared picture of Tropical Cyclone Lusi after it transitioned into an extra-tropical storm, north of New Zealand. Gale warnings are in effect in northern New Zealand.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Bulletin of Marine Science
Fish species unique to Hawaii dominate deep coral reefs in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Deep coral reefs in Papahanaumokakea Marine National Monument may contain the highest percentage of fish species found nowhere else on Earth, according to a study by NOAA scientists published in the Bulletin of Marine Science. In waters 100-300 feet deep, nearly 50 percent of fish observed over a two-year period were unique to Hawaii -- higher than any other marine ecosystem. The study also found that on some deeper reefs, more than 90 percent were endemic.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Keeley Belva
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Nature Geoscience
UCLA study yields more accurate data on thousands of years of climate change
Using a new, cutting-edge isotopic tool, UCLA researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a climatically important region in the Pacific Ocean.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Gillian's remnants hoping for comeback
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Gillian weakened to a remnant low pressure area after making landfall in the Western Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia then returned into the Gulf of Carpentaria. NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the tropical low as it struggled to re-intensify.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
NASA sees wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone Lusi
Tropical Cyclone Lusi is battling vertical wind shear that has been pushing the bulk of precipitation away from its center. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm that showed the strongest thunderstorms were being pushed away from the center.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Soft Robotics
Robotic fish designed to perform escape maneuvers described in Soft Robotics journal
A soft-bodied, self-contained robotic fish with a flexible spine that allows it to mimic the swimming motion of a real fish also has the built-in agility to perform escape maneuvers.

Contact: Kathryn Ruehle
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

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