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Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
NASA's RapidScat sees waning winds of Tropical Depression Bavi
Tropical Cyclone Bavi weakened to a depression and NASA's RapidScat instrument measured its waning winds from space.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Royal Society Open Science
Parasite turns shrimp into voracious cannibals
Parasites can play an important role in driving cannibalism, according to a new study.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Press Office
c.j.bunting@leeds.ac.uk
44-011-334-32049
University of Leeds

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Submarine groundwater discharge adds as much nutrients as rivers to the Mediterranean Sea
Research led by the UAB demonstrates the importance of submarine groundwater discharge as a source of nutrients for the marine ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea. The research, published in PNAS, calculates for the first time the magnitude of submarine groundwater discharge into the Mediterranean Sea, which can reach up to 15 times higher than that of riverine runoff. Researchers point to the need of including this process in future marine studies.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
34-935-814-049
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Male fish dig pits and build sand castles at the bottom of Lake Malawi to attract females
A new study shows that courtship rituals evolve exceptionally fast among cichlid fish in Lake Malawi. Only in shallow waters where the light is good, males attract females by building sand castles.

Contact: Michiel Dijkstra
press@frontiersin.org
Frontiers

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Zootaxa
Researchers describe 5 new species of marine invertebrates
Brazilian researchers described five new species of ascidians, commonly known as sea squirts, ascidians are marine invertebrates that generally form permanently submerged colonies. Exotic molecules obtained from research on ascidians have been explored worldwide for use in combating cancer.
São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
samuel@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4381
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Kansas State University graduate student to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Courtney Passow, Kansas State University doctoral student in biology, is one of 672 young scientists selected worldwide to attend the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.
Mars Inc.

Contact: Courtney Passow
cnpassow@k-state.edu
Kansas State University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Plants' defensive responses have downstream effects on nearby ecosystems
Chemical changes that occur in tree leaves after being attacked by insects and mammals can impact nearby streams, which rely on fallen plant material as a food source, report scientists from the University of Chicago Department of Ecology and Evolution. The study, published March 17 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, shows how interactions between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are an essential part of understanding ecological responses to climate change.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, University of Chicago Hinds Fund, Olympic National Resources

Contact: Matt Wood
matthew.wood@uchospitals.edu
773-702-5894
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Scientific Data
New lake surface temperature database will help to study climate change: York U researcher
Eighty two researchers from more than 20 countries were involved in the effort that began in 2011. They collected data from major lakes in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Oceanic region. The database provides information such as air temperature, solar radiation and cloud cover that define climate, and geomorphometric characteristics including latitude, longitude, elevation, depth and volume, which may influence lake temperature.

Contact: Gloria Suhasini
suhasini@yorku.ca
416-736-2100
York University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Bavi losing steam
Tropical Cyclone Bavi's convection and developing thunderstorms have been waning because of wind shear, and NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the weakening storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
NASA eyes Tropical Cyclone Nathan's Australian comeback
NASA's Aqua satellite saw Tropical Storm Nathan preparing for its Australian 'comeback' as the storm made a loop in the Coral Sea and is headed back to Queensland.
NASA

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

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