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November 18th to 21st, 2014
9th International INMARTECH Symposium
Corvallis, Oregon

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The 9th International Marine Technician, INMARTECH 2014, Symposium will be held at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon on November 18-21, 2014. INMARTECH symposia were initiated with the purpose of providing a forum for marine technicians to meet and exchange knowledge and experiences, thereby aiming to improve equipment performance, deployment, and operational techniques during scientific cruises on research vessels.

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Public Release: 23-Jan-2015
Biology Letters
Warming seas decrease sea turtle basking
Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests. Basking helps the turtles regulate body temperature and may aid their immune system and digestion. By analyzing six years of turtle surveys and 24 years of satellite data, researchers have found the turtles bask more often when sea surface temperatures are lower. This vital behavior may cease globally by 2102 if global warming trends continue.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Tim Lucas
tdlucas@duke.edu
919-613-8084
Duke University

Public Release: 23-Jan-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
Arctic ice cap slides into the ocean
Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 meters since 2012 -- about one sixth of its original thickness -- and that it is now flowing 25 times faster.

Contact: Sarah Reed
s.j.reed@leeds.ac.uk
44-011-334-34196
University of Leeds

Public Release: 23-Jan-2015
Oecologia
Sisters act together
A team of researchers from the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology at the Vetmeduni Vienna studied cichlid fishes in Lake Tanganyika in central Africa. The researchers observed that female fish dispersed longer distances from their natal grounds than males. To minimize risks and to secure the spread of their genetic information, females often swim together in a shoal with female siblings. Males prefer shoaling with non-siblings. The results were recently published in the journal Oecologia.

Contact: Heike Hochhauser
heike.hochhauser@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-125-077-1151
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
Geosphere
Alamo impact crater: New study could double its size
Carbonate rock deposits found within the mountain ranges of south-central Nevada, USA, record evidence of a catastrophic impact event known as the Alamo impact. This event occurred roughly 382 million years ago when the ancient seafloor was struck and a submarine crater was formed. The crater was filled-in with fragmented rock, and later with more typical ocean deposits, as the energy from the impact lessened and the environment returned to normal.

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

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Niko's romp through society
After making its social debut in the Southern Pacific Ocean, NASA's Aqua satellite spotted Tropical Cyclone Niko moving through the Society Islands.
NASA

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

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
Using less fish to test chemicals safety
The JRC has released a new strategy on how to replace, reduce and refine the use of fish in testing of chemicals' effect on flora and fauna in water and chemicals' uptake and concentration in living organisms. Out of the 11.5 million animals used for experimental purposes in the EU (2011 data), cold blooded animals, namely reptiles, amphibians and fish represent 12.4 percent.

Contact: Elena Gonzalez Verdesoto
Elena.GONZALEZ-VERDESOTO@ec.europa.eu
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
Journal of Environmental Quality
Soils could keep contaminants in wastewater from reaching groundwater, streams
With endocrine-disrupting compounds affecting fish populations in rivers as close as Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and as far away as Israel's Jordan, a new research study shows that soils can filter out and break down at least some of these emerging contaminants. The results suggest that water pollution can be diminished by spraying treated wastewater on land rather than discharging it directly into streams, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
Ecology
Study projects unprecedented loss of corals in Great Barrier Reef due to warming
The coverage of living corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could decline to less than 10 percent if ocean warming continues, according to a new study that explores the short- and long-term consequences of environmental changes to the reef.
NIH/National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbiosonline.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
Scientific Reports
Fossils survive volcanic eruption to tell us about the origin of the Canary Islands
The most recent eruption on the Canary Islands -- at El Hierro in 2011 -- produced spectacularly enigmatic white 'floating rocks' that originated from the layers of oceanic sedimentary rock underneath the island. An international team of researchers, led from Uppsala University, use microscopic fossils found in the rocks to shed new light on the long-standing puzzle about the origin of the Canary Islands.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Center for Natural Disaster Sciences at Uppsala University, The Swedish Research Council

Contact: Valentin R. Troll
valentin.troll@geo.uu.se
46-184-712-570
Uppsala University

Public Release: 22-Jan-2015
Geology
Small drop in sea level had big impact on southern Great Barrier Reef
Research led by the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences has found that small drop in sea level 2000 years ago on the southern Greater Barrier Reef led to a dramatic slowdown in the coral reef's growth.
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Australian Research Council

Contact: Verity Leatherdale
verity.leatherdale@sydney.edu.au
61-403-067-342
University of Sydney

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