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Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Marine Biology
Distinctive flashing patterns might facilitate fish mating
Scientists have shown for the first time that deep-sea fishes that use bioluminescence for communication are diversifying into different species faster than other glowing fishes that use light for camouflage. The new research indicates that bioluminescence -- a phenomenon in which animals generate visible light through a chemical reaction -- could promote communication and mating in the open ocean, an environment with few barriers to reproduction. The study was recently published in the journal Marine Biology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kendra Snyder
ksnyder@amnh.org
212-496-3419
American Museum of Natural History

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
NASA's TRMM satellite sees some towering thunderstorms around Faxai's center
Towering thunderstorms and heavy rainfall were occurring around the center of Tropical Storm Faxai in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, and were seen by the TRMM satellite.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The surface of the sea is a sink for nitrogen oxides at night
The surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night, new measurements on the coast of southern California have shown. The ocean removes about 15 percent of these chemicals overnight along the coast, a team of atmospheric chemists reports in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of March 3.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tim Bertram
scinews@ucsd.edu
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 2-Mar-2014
Nature Climate Change
Global warming felt to deepest reaches of ocean
A new study led by researchers from McGill University suggests that the the 1970s polynya in the Antarctic sea ice pack of the Weddell Sea may have been the last gasp of what was previously a more common feature of the Southern Ocean, and which is now suppressed due to the effects of climate change on ocean salinity.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 1-Mar-2014
Geology
What sculpted Africa's margin?
Break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana about 130 Million years ago could have lead to a completely different shape of the African and South American continent with an ocean south of today's Sahara desert.

Contact: F. Ossing
ossing@gfz-potsdam.de
49-331-288-1040
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Tropical Cyclone 16P forms near Fiji
Tropical Cyclone 16P formed near Fiji after lingering in the region for several days as a tropical low pressure area.
NASA

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

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
NASA saw rainfall rates increase before birth of Tropical Storm Faxai
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over System 93W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and saw rainfall rates increasing on Feb. 27 in the developing tropical low pressure area.
NASA

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

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Nature Communications
Competition breeds new fish species, study finds
Size differences among fish and competition for breeding space lead to the formation of new species, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Bristol published today in Nature Communications.

Contact: Hannah Johnson
hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8896
University of Bristol

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Study projects big thaw for Antarctic sea ice
A new modeling study suggests that a recent observed increase in summer sea-ice cover in Antarctica's Ross Sea is likely short-lived, with the area projected to lose more than half its summer sea ice by 2050 and more than three quarters by 2100. These changes will significantly impact marine life in what is one of the world's most productive and unspoiled marine ecosystems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Malmquist
davem@vims.edu
804-684-7011
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Scientists highlight the importance of nutrients for coral reefs
A new publication from researchers at the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, highlights the importance of nutrients for coral reef survival.
European Research Commission

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

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