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A recent paper in the Journal of Physical Oceanography details the specific challenges posed by the many millions of tons of plastic dumped into the ocean every years. The findings indicate that solving the problem may have complicating factors beyond just raw scale (4.8 million to 12.7 million metric tons of dumped in 2015 alone). Read about the research on EurekAlert!.

Video: New Princeton University research proves that ocean currents can move particles like phytoplankton and plastic debris all the way across the world in significantly less time than previously thought. Find out how in this video and on EurekAlert!.

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Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Scientific Data
New database gives scientists hope for helping coral reefs
With the future of coral reefs threatened now more than ever, researchers have announced the release of a new global database that enables scientists and managers to more quickly and effectively help corals survive their many challenges.

Contact: Sean Connolly
sean.connolly@jcu.edu.au
61-074-781-4242
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Researchers show corals struggle to grow under multiple stressors
A new study from researchers at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that multiple stressors might be too much for corals. The findings have important implications for the resilience of coral reefs to climate change.
MOTE Marine Laboratories/Protect Our Reefs

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
305-421-4704
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Fossil discovery suggests size poor predictor of maturity in ancient reptiles
Asilisaurus grew similarly to living crocodilians in that individuals of both species display varied growth patterns.
National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates, Virginia Tech

Contact: Steven Mackay
smackay@vt.edu
540-231-5035
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2016
This tip sheet includes: ORNL researchers focus on minimizing impact of natural and man-made disasters hit; Aberrated probes helping to detect magnetic properties in materials; Thermoelectric heat pump dryer potentially uses 40 percent less energy; ORNL researchers discover structures designed to monitor fish movement are potential obstacles.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters
'Forgotten' fish turns up in West Texas
With no more 'swimmable' water than thirsty West Texas has, it's hard to imagine a fish, even a minnow-sized fish could remain 'missing' for more than a century. But due to a case of mistaken identity, such is the case, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.

Contact: Kevin Conway
kevin.conway@tamu.edu
979-845-2620
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
NASA's Aqua satellite sees Tropical Cyclone 18P form West of Vanuatu
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone 18P soon after it formed west of Vanuatu in the Southern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of the storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Fighting fiddler crabs call each other's bluff
Male fiddler crabs bluff their way through fights. They also adapt their combat strategies if they have lost their original enlarged claw and have regrown a more fragile one. These are the findings of the researchers Daisuke Muramatsu of Kyoto University and Tsunenori Koga of Wakayama University in Japan, who spent time on a mudflat watching how fiddler crabs use deception to their favor. Their study is published in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
SPS Core-to-Core Program A. Advanced Research Networks 'Tropical Biodiversity Conservation' Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
CU study: Ancient Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat
The bombardment of Mars some 4 billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large as West Virginia likely enhanced climate conditions enough to make the planet more conducive to life, at least for a time, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
NASA, John Templeton Foundation

Contact: Stephen Mojzsis
stephen.mojzsis@colorado.edu
303-492-5014
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
mBio
Researchers discover new fish virus that threatens global tilapia stocks
An international team of researchers has identified a new virus that attacks wild and farmed tilipia, an important source of inexpensive protein for the world's food supply. In work published this week in mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, the team clearly shows that the Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) was the culprit behind mass tilapia die-offs that occurred in recent years, and it provides a foundation for developing a vaccine to protect fish from TiLV.

Contact: Aleea Khan
communications@asmusa.org
202-942-9365
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
mBio
Scientists net virus behind tilapia die-offs in Israel and Ecuador
An international scientific team led by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Tel Aviv University has identified and characterized a novel virus behind massive die-offs of farmed tilapia in Israel and Ecuador, which threatens the $7.5 billion global tilapia industry. A paper in the journal mBio describes tilapia lake virus (TiLV) and provides information needed to fight the outbreak.
United States-Israel Bi-National Agricultural Research & Development Fund, Israel Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development Chief Scientist Office, National Institutes for Health, USAID PREDICT

Contact: Tim Paul
tp2111@columbia.edu
212-305-2676
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

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