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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: 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

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
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
Yale University

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