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Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Biological Conservation
Study reveals largest turtle breeding colony in the Atlantic
A new study from the University of Exeter has revealed that the Central African country of Gabon is providing an invaluable nesting ground for a vulnerable species of sea turtle considered a regional conservation priority.
Darwin Initiative (Project 20009) through the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in the UK, Wildlife Conservation Society, Tullow Oil, Waitt Foundation, Worldwide Fund for Nature

Contact: Jo Bowler
University of Exeter

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Conservation Letters
Recovering predators create new wildlife management challenges
A new study by scientists from NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the University of Washington examines recovering predator populations along the West Coast of the United States and in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, and the conflicts surrounding them. The study was published online June 4 in the journal Conservation Letters.

Contact: Michael Milstein
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Habitats contracting as fish and coral flee equator
Many species are migrating toward Earth's poles in response to climate change, and their habitats are shrinking in the process, researchers say.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Few opportunities to change
If you want to live, you need to breathe and muster enough energy to move, find nourishment and reproduce. This basic tenet is just as valid for us human beings as it is for the animals inhabiting our oceans.

Contact: Sina Loeschke
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Warmer, lower-oxygen oceans will shift marine habitats
Warming temperatures and decreasing levels of dissolved oxygen will act together to create metabolic stress for marine animals. Habitats will shift to places in the ocean where the oxygen supply can meet the animals' increasing future needs.
National Science Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Alfred Wegener Institute

Contact: Hannah Hickey
University of Washington

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
New study uncovers why some threatened corals swap 'algae' partners
A new research study showed why threatened Caribbean star corals sometimes swap partners to help them recover from bleaching events. The findings are important to understand the fate of coral reefs as ocean waters warm due to climate change.

Contact: Diana Udel
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Monaco Assessment
Antarctica and the strategic plan for biodiversity
Stanford Ph.D. candidate Cassandra Brooks will take part in a conference on Antarctic biodiversity in Monaco from June 8-10.

Contact: Cassandra Brooks
Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
This week from AGU: Gulf of Mexico erosion, Grand Canyon sandbars, rainfall fluctuations
This week from AGU come articles on Gulf of Mexico erosion, Grand Canyon sandbars, and rainfall fluctuations.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Ocean Modeling Forum Pacific Herring Summit
Ocean Modeling Forum to bring human element to herring fishery, others
The Ocean Modeling Forum, a collaboration between the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at University of Washington and NOAA Fisheries, is trying something very rare -- bringing together multiple science models and people who care about a particular ocean resource or fishery to decide what's most important for its vitality and the communities it serves. The group will kick off its second project June 8-10 in Richmond, British Columbia, with a summit focusing on the Pacific herring fishery.

Contact: Michelle Ma
University of Washington

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
A check on runaway lake drainage
Draining lakes unlikely to worsen Greenland's contribution to sea levels.
National Science Foundation and NASA

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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