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April 10 - 17, 2014
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Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Heritable variation discovered in trout behavior
Populations of endangered salmonids are supported by releasing large quantities of hatchery-reared fish, but the fisheries' catches have continued to decrease. Earlier research has shown that certain behavioral traits explain individual differences in how fish survive in the wild. A new Finnish study conducted on brown trout now shows that there are predictable individual differences in behavioral traits, like activity, tendency to explore new surroundings and stress tolerance.

Contact: Anssi Vainikka
anssi.vainikka@uef.fi
358-500-443-290
University of Eastern Finland

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Current Biology
Fossil porpoise has a chin for the ages
Scientists have identified a new species of ancient porpoise with a chin length unprecedented among known mammals, and suggest the animal used the tip of its face to probe the seabed for food.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Eric Gershon
eric.gershon@yale.edu
203-432-8555
Yale University

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Current Biology
Parental care of the young from 450 million years ago
Scientists discover new fossil species revealing parental care of the young from 450 million years ago, and name it after Lucina, goddess of childbirth.

Contact: Professor David Siveter
djs@leicester.ac.uk
01-162-523-921
University of Leicester

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Science
Saving large carnivores in the ecosystem requires multifaceted approach
Social species, such as the African wild dog, require strict participation from group members to be successful. This strategy can enhance fitness benefits for the group, but also a higher critical threshold for extinction. Awareness of life history needs to guide management strategy.

Contact: Lynn Davis
davisl@vt.edu
540-231-6157
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Current Biology
Extinct California porpoise had a unique underbite
Millions of years ago, the coast of California was home to a species of porpoise distinguished from its living relatives by a lower jaw that extended well beyond the upper, according to researchers who report their findings in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 13. In other words, the long-lost porpoise had a rather distinct and unusual underbite.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
moleary@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Lusi over Vanuatu
Tropical Cyclone Lusi reached hurricane force as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead early on March 12.
NASA

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
NASA sees ex-Tropical Cyclone Gillian in Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria
Tropical Cyclone Gillian made landfall on the western Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia, weakened and has now meandered back over water. On March 12, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the remnants in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria.
NASA

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
NASA sees remnants of Tropical Cyclone Hadi in South Pacific
Tropical Cyclone Hadi is now a remnant low pressure area in the Southern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm and captured a visible image of it on March 12.
NASA

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Bucking conventional wisdom, researchers find black sea bass tougher than expected
In a new study, fisheries researchers found that black sea bass can usually survive the physical trauma that results from being hauled up from deep water then released at the surface. The finding is part of a larger study of the fish's mortality rate, which will inform stock assessments designed to help ensure that the black sea bass fishery is sustainable.
North Carolina Sea Grant

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Arctic 2050: Towards ecosystem-based management in a changing Arctic Ocean
Arctic 2050: Towards ecosystem-based management in a changing Arctic Ocean
About 150 scientists, policy makers and members of industry are gathering today at the 4th European Marine Board Forum in Brussels to discuss how best to manage the consequences of a changing Arctic Ocean for human health and well-being. The European Marine Board has convened this flagship event in collaboration with the European Polar Board, working in association with the European Science Foundation.

Contact: Veronica French
vfrench@esf.org
32-047-362-9574
European Science Foundation

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