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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: 12-Mar-2014
Astrobiology
Simulating how the Earth kick-started metabolism
Researchers have developed a new approach to simulating the energetic processes that may have led to the emergence of cell metabolism on Earth -- a crucial biological function for all living organisms.
Energy Leeds, Nuffield Foundation, NASA Astrobiology Institute

Contact: Sarah Reed
s.j.reed@leeds.ac.uk
44-113-343-4196
University of Leeds

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
GSA Bulletin
Alps to Appalachia; submarine channels to Tibetan plateau; Death Valley to arctic Canada
On Feb. 27 and March 6, 2014, GSA Bulletin published 11 articles online ahead of print, including two that are open access: 'O2 constraints from Paleoproterozoic detrital pyrite and uraninite' and 'Sediment transfer and deposition in slope channels: Deciphering the record of enigmatic deep-sea processes from outcrop.' Other articles cover geological features in the Alps; the Appalachians; Death Valley; India; the Himalaya; the Columbia River Basalt Province; San Simeon, Calif.; Kaua'i, Hawai'i; and arctic Canada.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
NASA eyes 2 tropical cyclones east of Australia
NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites have been providing rainfall data, cloud heights and temperature and other valuable information to forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center as they track tropical cyclones Hadi and Lusi in the South Pacific.
NASA

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Ocean food web is key in the global carbon cycle
Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste. But that waste is pure gold to oceanographer David Siegel, director of the Earth Research Institute at UC Santa Barbara.

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
NASA saw some power in Tropical Cyclone Gillian before making landfall
NASA's TRMM satellite saw some towering thunderstorms in Tropical Cyclone Gillian before it made landfall over the Western Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia.
NASA

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
Aquaculture
Speed trap for fish catches domestic trout moving too slow
Washington State University researchers have documented dramatic differences in the swimming ability of domesticated trout and their wilder relatives. The study calls into question the ability of hatcheries to mitigate more than a century of disturbances to wild fish populations.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Kristy Bellinger
klbellin@gmail.com
402-960-1370
Washington State University

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Daniel Goodman Memorial Symposium
Ecologist to be memorialized with national symposium set for March 20-21
A symposium to honor the late Daniel Goodman, a Montana State University ecologist who died unexpectedly in 2012, will be held March 20-21 at the Museum of the Rockies.

Contact: Evelyn Boswell
evelynb@montana.edu
406-994-5135
Montana State University

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
NASA satellites eye troublesome Tropical Cyclone Lusi
Tropical Cyclone Lusi has spawned warnings and watches in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Zealand as it moves through the South Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Chemical spill activates Virginia Tech engineers in effort to determine long-term effects
Virginia Tech engineers snapped into action when more than 10,000 gallons of a chemical mixture leaked from a storage tank near Charleston, W.Va. Civil and environmental engineering graduate students jumped into the lab to develop analytical chemical techniques that isolated the six major components in the crude mixture and identified their chemical structures.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Environmental Science and Technology
New research shows elevated mercury from in-ground wastewater disposal
As towns across Cape Cod struggle with problems stemming from septic systems, a recent study by a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist focuses on one specific toxic by-product: mercury. In a study of local groundwater, biogeochemist Carl Lamborg found microbial action on wastewater transforms it into more mobile, more toxic forms of the element.

Contact: Press Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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