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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

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Differences in metabolic rates of exploited and unexploited fish populations
Hessenauer and Vokoun, both of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environmnet at the University of Connecticut compared populations of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) taken from unexploited reference populations with those from inland recreational fisheries. Results suggest recreational angling may act as evolutionary force influencing metabolic rates.

Contact: Jan-Michael Hessenauer
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Satellite movie shows Andres weaken to a tropical storm
A NASA-generated animation of NOAA's GOES-West satellite imagery from June 1 to 3 showed Hurricane Andres' eye disappear as the storm weakened into a tropical storm.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Sudden draining of glacial lakes explained
In 2008 scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Washington documented for the first time how the icy bottoms of lakes atop the Greenland Ice Sheet can crack open suddenly -- draining the lakes completely within hours and sending torrents of water to the base of the ice sheet thousands of feet below. Now they have found a surprising mechanism that triggers the cracks.
National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Cryospheric Sciences Program

Contact: WHOI Media Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Satellite sees Hurricane Blanca develop a pinhole eye
Tropical Storm Blanca strengthened into a hurricane while remaining almost stationary and about 400 miles west of the west coast of Mexico on June 3.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
ISME Journal
Protein identified in certain microalgae changes conversation about climate change
High-profile science behind climate change and carbon recycling takes a new turn as researchers find a protein in a major group of phytoplankton that keeps them alive in stressed environments in the ocean.
National Science Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NSF EAGER

Contact: Thania Benios
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Spotlight on marine litter
The current state of research and of research gaps concerning litter in our oceans is presented in the new open-access book 'Marine Anthropogenic Litter,' published by Springer. Estimates of the amount of litter in the world's oceans, its distribution, effects on humans and biota, and prevention strategies are just some of the topics addressed in the book. Experts from around the globe have contributed their knowledge to this book.

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Trouble in the tide pools
A harmful algal bloom is the suspected culprit of a die-off in 2011 of millions of purple sea urchins and six-starred sea stars in Northern California. Their disappearance is predicted to have long-term ecological consequences on their populations. As algal blooms are expected to increase with climate change and ocean acidification, similar mass mortality events are expected to increase.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kat Kerlin
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Frogs face virus risk in garden ponds
Pond owners are being urged not to use garden chemicals, or to release goldfish into ponds, because of the risk they could pose to wild frogs. Researchers from the University of Exeter found that the severity of ranavirosis, a devastating disease that kills thousands of frogs each year, increases in the presence of exotic fish. The use of garden chemicals was also associated with increased severity of the disease.

Contact: Jo Bowler
University of Exeter

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Journal of Experimental Biology
Pregnant pipefish fathers are not super dads
Few fathers experience pregnancy, but pipefish dads are one exception and it was assumed that they gave their young a head start in life by providing an abundant oxygen supply. However, it now turns out that this assumption is not true: they supply much less oxygen than thought, and when oxygen is scarce the fathers pay the price -- losing weight and condition -- for their young.
Fundaça?o para a Ciência e Tecnologia-Portugal, Fundo Social Europeu, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, Wilhelm och Martina Lundgrens Vetenskapsfond, Inez Johansson's Foundation, Royal Swedish Academy

Contact: Kathryn Knight
The Company of Biologists

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