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Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Silent oceans: Acidification stops shrimp chorus
Snapping shrimps, the loudest invertebrate in the ocean, may be silenced under increasing ocean acidification, a University of Adelaide study has found.

Contact: Ivan Nagelkerken
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
FAU awarded $3 million grant for fish farming project to help sportfishing industry
Designed to help Florida's multi-billion dollar sportfishing industry, the $3 million project is funded by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. It is the first of its kind and involves the design and testing of an experimental research project to grow bonefish for stock enhancement.
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
Critically endangered crocodile hatchlings from same nest may have multiple fathers
Genetic analysis revealed that critically endangered Orinoco crocodile hatchlings from the same clutch may have multiple fathers, according to a study published March 16, 2016, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.
Uppsala University, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

Contact: One Press

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Boat mooring chains scour Rottnest (Australia) seagrass releasing CO2
Seagrass covering 48,000sqm has been scoured from the sands of Rottnest Island (Western Australia') by almost 900 mooring chains used by recreational boats according to research from Edith Cowan University and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Contact: Pere Masqué
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Diversity and Distributions
Study says marine protected areas can benefit large sharks
Researchers at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science published new findings that suggest the expansion of protected areas into US federal waters would safeguard 100 percent of core home range areas used by three species of sharks tracked in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean.
Batchelor Foundation, Disney Conservation Fund, Wells Fargo, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, West Coast Inland Navigation District

Contact: Diana Udel
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Geophysical Research Letters
Winter storms the most energetic to hit western Europe since 1948, study shows
The repeated storms which battered Europe's Atlantic coastline during the winter of 2013/14 were the most energetic in almost seven decades, new research led by Plymouth University with colleagues from France and Ireland has shown.

Contact: Alan Williams
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Winds hide Atlantic variability from Europe's winters
Shifting winds may explain why long-term fluctuations in North Atlantic sea surface temperatures have no apparent influence on Europe's wintertime temperatures. The findings, published in Nature Communications, could also have implications for how Europe's climate will evolve amid global warming.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, Québec-Océan

Contact: Christopher Chipello
McGill University

Public Release: 15-Mar-2016
Royal Society Open Science
Slow path to recovery for southern right whales
The first population assessment since the end of the whaling era reveals that New Zealand southern right whales have some way to go before numbers return to pre-industrial levels. Reporting this week in Royal Society Open Science scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the University of Auckland, Oregon State University and the University of St Andrews, explain how they used historic logbook records from whaling ships and computer modelling to compare population numbers.
New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries, Oregon State University, Pew Charitable Trust, Royal Society of New Zealand and the Natural Enviornment Research Council

Contact: Paul Seagrove
British Antarctic Survey

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
NASA measures US south heavy rainfall from space
Extremely heavy rain fell over the southern United States during the past week and data from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core satellite and others in the GPM constellation provided a look at areas with heaviest rainfall. The data showed the largest amounts of rain fell from north central Louisiana to southern Arkansas.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
ASU researcher says now is the time to prioritize endangered species
Currently, resources allocated to recover endangered species are insufficient to save all listed species, and with a scarcity of funds what is needed to be effective is a more analytical approach that can bring clarity and openness to resource allocation, argues Leah Gerber, an Arizona State University conservation biologist.

Contact: Skip Derra
Arizona State University

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