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Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Many endangered species are back -- but face new struggles
A study of marine mammals finds that several once endangered species, including the humpback whale, the northern elephant seal and green sea turtles, have recovered and are repopulating their former ranges. But returning species create a new challenge: some people interpret the return of these animals as a hostile invasion. The study presents strategies for 'lifting baselines' to help manage and celebrate recovering species.

Contact: Joshua Brown
University of Vermont

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Warmer climates may increase pesticides' toxicity in fish
In a study of the effects of increasing climate temperatures on the toxicity of three contaminants in different fish species, researchers found that all pesticides and industrial contaminants studied became toxic.

Contact: Dawn Peters

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
NASA provides information on Category 4 Hurricane Andres
Hurricane Andres grew into a major hurricane today and NASA's Aqua satellite provided data to forecasters to help determine the powerful storm's next move.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
NASA sees birth of second Eastern Pacific tropical depression
Less than a week after the first Eastern Pacific Ocean tropical cyclone was born, NASA's Aqua satellite saw Tropical Depression 02E form to the east of Hurricane Andres.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research
Ancient algae found deep in tropical glacier
Rice, Nebraska and Ohio State researchers looking for carbon in equatorial ice cores find diatoms, a type of algae. Their presence is evidence of what the landscape around the Andes in Peru might have been like more than a millennium ago.
Welch Foundation, Byrd Polar Research Center, Shared Equipment Authority at Rice, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
The ebb and flow of Greenland's glaciers
In northwestern Greenland, glaciers flow from the main ice sheet to the ocean in see-sawing seasonal patterns. The ice generally flows faster in the summer than in winter, and the ends of glaciers, jutting out into the ocean, also advance and retreat with the seasons. Now, a new analysis shows some important connections between these seasonal patterns, sea ice cover and longer-term trends.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Hitchhiking to Caribbean coral
Recently-introduced algae in Caribbean offers short-term benefits but could have serious long-term negative effects. New evidence shows it likely arrived via cargo ships from the Pacific.
National Science Foundation, Canon Foundation, Pennsylvania State University, Florida International University, PADI Foundation

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
University of Delaware

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Current Biology
Some endangered sawfishes are having babies, no sex required
Some female members of a critically endangered species of sawfish are reproducing in the wild without sex. The discovery, reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on June 1, marks the first time living offspring from 'virgin births' have been found in a normally sexually reproducing vertebrate in the wild, the researchers say.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 1-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Invasive microbe protects corals from global warming, but at a cost
An invasive species of symbiotic micro-alga has spread across the Caribbean Sea, according to an international team of researchers. These single-cell algae, which live within the cells of coral animals, are improving the resilience of coral communities to heat stress caused by global warming, but also are diminishing the abilities of corals to build reefs.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 29-May-2015
How did LIPs form and what is their impact?
The origin, evolution, and environmental impact of large igneous provinces represents a topic of high scientific importance because the magmatism associated with these features cannot be directly related to plate tectonics, and because the eruption of flood basalts may have global environmental consequences. Oceanic LIPs are even more poorly understood due to their relative inaccessibility.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

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