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Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
PLOS ONE
Indian dancing frog's secretive tadpoles unearthed from sand beds
A new tadpole that burrows through sand has been unearthed from the streambeds in the Western Ghats of India, according to a study published March 30, 2016, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Gayani Senevirathne from the University of Peradeniya and colleagues.

Contact: Beth Jones
bjones@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
PLOS ONE
Salmon are less aggressive in tanks with darker backgrounds
Coho salmon may be four times less aggressive in tanks with darker backgrounds than in tanks with light backgrounds, according to a study published March 30, 2016, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Leigh Gaffney from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and colleagues.

Contact: Beth Jones
bjones@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Beach replenishment may have 'far reaching' impacts on ecosystems
UC San Diego biologists who examined the biological impact of replenishing eroded beaches with offshore sand found that such beach replenishment efforts could have long-term negative impacts on coastal ecosystems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Better global ocean management
Rights-based approaches could double fish biomass and make 77 percent of world's fisheries biologically healthy within a decade.

Contact: James Badham
media@bren.ucsb.edu
805-893-5049
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Nature Geoscience
Earlier warnings for heat waves
In a new study, researchers from Harvard University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research have identified sea surface temperatures patterns that can predict extreme heat waves in the Eastern US up to 50 days in advance.
National Science Foundation, NASA, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
112th Annual Meeting of GSA's Cordilleran Section
Complexities of the Cordillera: A View from 2016
Geoscientists from the North American Cordillera and beyond will convene in Ontario, California, on April 4-6, 2016, to discuss new and hot-topic science, expand on current studies, and explore the region's unique geologic features. The technical program and slate of field trips embrace the rich geology of the region, with emphases on such topics as petrology, volcanology, tectonics, paleontology, hydrogeology, and coastal processes.

Contact: Christa Stratton
cstratton@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Nature Geoscience
Ocean temps predict US heat waves 50 days out, study finds
The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern half of the United States up to 50 days in advance.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Hosansky
hosansky@ucar.edu
303-497-8611
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Journal of Climate
Climate change: Greenland melting tied to shrinking Arctic sea ice
Vanishing Arctic sea ice. Dogged weather systems over Greenland. Far-flung surface ice melting on the massive island. These dramatic trends and global sea-level rise are linked, according to a study coauthored by Jennifer Francis, a research professor in Rutgers University's Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation of China

Contact: Todd B. Bates
tbates@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Global ocean's fish populations could double while providing more food and income
Groundbreaking research being published in the March 29 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows the majority of the world's fisheries could be recovered in just 10 years, and that global fish populations could double by 2050 with better fishing practices compared to business as usual. The peer-reviewed study is authored by researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara, The University of Washington and Environmental Defense Fund.

Contact: Valerie Holford
valerieholford@yahoo.com
301-926-1298
Environmental Defense Fund

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New study shows desert mangroves are major source of carbon storage
Researchers found that short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts. The new study led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego estimates that coastal desert mangroves, which only account for 1 percent of the land area, store nearly 30 percent of the region's belowground carbon.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Mia Tegner Memorial Fellowship, Helmsley Charitable Trust

Contact: Mario Aguilera
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego

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