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April 10 - 17, 2014
34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Biology Letters
New invasive species breakthrough sparks interest around the world
A research breakthrough at Queen's University Belfast has sparked interest among aquatic biologists, zoologists and ecologists around the world. The joint research between Queen's and several South African institutions centered on the behavior of some of the 'world's worst' invasive species, including the large-mouth bass, an invasive fish which typically devastates invertebrate and other fish communities wherever it is introduced.
Leverhulme Trust, Natural Environment Research Council, Stellenbosch Centre for Invasion Biology

Contact: Michelle Cassidy
comms.officer@qub.ac.uk
44-289-097-5310
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 27-Feb-2014
Biology Letters
Altruistic suicide in organisms helps relatives
The question of why an individual would actively kill itself has been an evolutionary mystery. Death could hardly provide a fitness advantage to the dying individual. However, a new study has found that in single-celled algae, suicide benefits the organism's relatives.

Contact: Pierre Durand
Pierre.Durand@wits.ac.za
27-839-858-890
University of the Witwatersrand

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Journal of Great Lakes Research
Ambitious new pollution targets needed to protect Lake Erie from massive 'dead zone'
Reducing the size of the Lake Erie 'dead zone' to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, at a time when climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult.
NOAA, National Science Foundation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ohio Division of Wildlife

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting
Whales, ships more common through Bering Strait
A three-year survey of whales in the Bering Strait reveals that many species of whales are using the narrow waterway, while shipping and commercial traffic also increase.
National Science Foundation, NOAA

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
PLOS ONE
Waterbirds' hunt aided by specialized tail
The convergent evolution of tail shapes in diving birds may be driven by foraging style.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
415-590-3558
PLOS

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Spotted seal study reveals sensitive hearing in air and water
Two spotted seals orphaned as pups in the Arctic are now thriving at UC Santa Cruz's Long Marine Laboratory, giving scientists a rare opportunity to learn about how these seals perceive their environment. In a comprehensive study of the hearing abilities of spotted seals, UCSC researchers found that the seals have remarkably sensitive hearing in both air and water.
International Association of Oil and Gas Producers

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-2495
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 26-Feb-2014
Nature Climate Change
Taming hurricanes
Offshore wind turbines have the potential to weaken hurricanes and reduce storm surge, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change.

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
aboyle@udel.edu
302-831-1421
University of Delaware

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting
PLOS ONE
Where have all the codfish gone?
The mega-decline in cod and other fisheries across the North Atlantic Ocean threatens the livelihood of fishermen and communities in New England and Atlantic Canada. One suspect in the disappearance of cod and other groundfish is the food source for their young: a planktonic copepod crustacean. The first transcriptome for the key North Atlantic copepod Calanus finmarchicus has been published; scientists will use it to decode the genetic instructions that are resulting in population changes.
National Science Foundation, Cades Foundation of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Contact: Andrew E. Christie
crabman@pbrc.hawaii.edu
808-956-5212
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ecotoxicity: All clear for silver nanoparticles?
It has long been known that, in the form of free ions, silver particles can be highly toxic to aquatic organisms. Yet to this day, there is a lack of detailed knowledge about the doses required to trigger a response and how the organisms deal with this kind of stress. To learn more about the cellular processes that occur in the cells, scientists from the Aquatic Research Institute, Eawag, subjected algae to a range of silver concentrations.

Contact: Dr. Kristin Schirmer
kristin.schirmer@eawag.ch
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 25-Feb-2014
Geology
Geology covers Mars, the moon, anthropogenic lead poisoning, earthquake hazards, and more
The Geological Society of America's top journal, Geology, displays its multidisciplinary best in this latest posting. Earth science disciplines covered include geoarchaeology, climatology, invertebrate paleontology, sedimentology, geomorphology, seismology, planetary geology, geochemistry, glaciology, plate tectonics, mineralogy, and environmental and medical geology. Locations include Mars; Earth's moon; India; the Tibetan Plateau; the Saskatchewan River; L'Aquila, Italy; the Antarctic; Australia; the Andes; the San Andreas fault system; and Kume Island, Japan.

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

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