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Using the spread of infectious diseases as a model, a University of Utah researcher has shone new light on how humans first settled the islands of the Pacific some 3,500 years ago. Read about what his discoveries on EurekAlert! here.

Video: Research by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers has shed some light on exactly how octopuses manage their uniquely unusual biology. Check out some detailed videos of their work here and here, then read about it on EurekAlert!.
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Public Release: 18-May-2015
UM-based cooperative research institute receives $125 million award, renewed agreement
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies up to $125 million to fund the consortium's activities over the next five years. CIMAS, which is based at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, brings together the research and educational resources of 10 partner universities to increase scientific understanding of Earth's oceans and atmosphere within the context of NOAA's mission.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Historical land use an important factor for carbon cycling in northern lakes
The historical past is important in understanding environmental conditions today and predicting how these might change in the future. This is according to researchers from Umeå University in Sweden, whose analyses of lake-sediment records show how lake-water carbon concentrations have varied depending on long-term natural dynamics over thousands of years, but also in response to human impacts over the past several hundred years. The study has been published in PNAS.

Contact: Ingrid Söderbergh
Umea University

Public Release: 18-May-2015
New species of marine roly poly pillbug discovered near Port of Los Angeles
A new research paper published in the open access journal ZooKeys reports on a discovery made during a Los Angeles class fieldtrip -- a new species of marine pillbug. While documenting the new species, a second new species of pillbug originally collected 142 years ago by biologists on a wooden sailing ship in Alaska was discovered in a collection room at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) by researchers Adam Wall and Dr. Regina Wetzer.

Contact: Adam Wall
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 18-May-2015
169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
I knew it was you by the sound of your (whale) voice
The same theory that explains individual differences in human speech has recently been applied to other members of the animal kingdom, including dogs and deer. Now researchers from Syracuse University in New York are working to understand whether individually distinctive vocal characteristics of North Atlantic right whales could be used to identify and track individuals -- a potentially useful tool for studying an endangered species that spends much of its life hidden under the water.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
Acoustical Society of America

Public Release: 17-May-2015
Environmental Science & Technology
Scientists discover tiny microbes with potential to cleanse waterways
A seven-year scientific study has revealed that microbial communities in urban waterways has the potential to play an important role in cleansing Singapore's waterways and also act as raw water quality indicators.

Contact: Nur Amin Shah
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Typhoon Dolphin looms over Guam
Typhoon Dolphin passed through the Northern Marianas today just to the north of Guam with sustained winds estimated at 95 knots.

Contact: Lynn Jenner
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Revealing the ocean's hidden fertilizer
Phosphorus is one of the most common substances on Earth. An essential nutrient for every living organism -- humans require approximately 700 milligrams per day -- we're rarely concerned about consuming enough because it is in most of the foods we eat.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Over 50 years of marine litter research now available to all in new book
University of Exeter researcher, professor Tamara Galloway, has contributed to one of the most expansive summaries of our knowledge of man-made litter in the world's oceans to date. The new book, 'Marine Anthropogenic Litter' is published by Springer and is set to be available through open access, allowing its content to reach the wider audience that is so necessary to raise awareness of this important challenge.

Contact: Jo Bowler
University of Exeter

Public Release: 15-May-2015
The Future of Phosphorus
Scientists gather in DC to tackle phosphorus sustainability issues
Researchers from Arizona State University and 40 other scientists, engineers, technical experts and policy makers from around the world, are convening in Washington, D.C. May 18-21 to study ways to create a sustainable phosphorus (P) fertilizer system. The use of phosphorus, a key component of fertilizers, is increasing around the world. The runoff of phosphorus from farms and cities is creating algal blooms, which often lead to 'dead zones' in rivers, lakes and coastal oceans.

Contact: Sandra Leander
Arizona State University

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Science Advances
Chemical tags in ear bones track Alaska's Bristol Bay salmon
A chemical signature recorded on the ear bones of Chinook salmon from Alaska's Bristol Bay region could tell scientists and resource managers where they are born and how they spend their first year of life.
Alaska Sea Grant, US Geological Survey National Institute of Water Resources

Contact: Michelle Ma
University of Washington

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