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Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Nature Geoscience
Uplifted island
The island Isla Santa María in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle.

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bass use body's swimming muscles to suck in food
Bass are strong swimmers but they can't capture prey without also exerting a powerful suction into their mouths. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the power to form that vacuum comes from the very same muscles they use to swim.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Depression Bill tracking through US
Tropical Depression Bill continues to be a soaker as it travels in an east-northeasterly direction from Arkansas toward the Ohio Valley.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal launches new collaboration tools, ocean stories
This week, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean and partners launched new features on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal -- an online toolkit and resource center that helps stakeholders find and visualize ocean use data through mapping.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Contact: Arlo Hemphill
ahemphill@midatlanticocean.org
202-746-3484
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
Physiology 2015
MARCO applauds fishery council move to protect deep sea corals
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) applauds the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council on their recent approval of an amendment to protect deep sea corals from the impacts of fishing gear in the Mid-Atlantic.

Contact: Arlo Hemphill
ahemphill@midatlanticocean.org
202-746-3484
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
Researchers discover deep sea sharks are buoyant
In a study published recently, scientists from the University of Hawai'i -- Mānoa and University of Tokyo revealed that two species of deep-sea sharks, six-gill and prickly sharks, are positively buoyant -- they have to work harder to swim downward than up, and they can glide uphill for minutes at a time without using their tails.

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
mworkman@hawaii.edu
808-956-3151
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
Proposed floodplain restoration reduces flood risk and restores salmon habitat
Salmon are severely impacted by the loss of floodplain habitats. In few places is this more pronounced than in Oregon's Tillamook Bay, where nearly 90 percent of estuaries' tidal wetlands have been lost to development -- threatening the survival of federally-protected coho salmon and the safety of the local community. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, NOAA Fisheries, and others have come together to reduce flood risk, increase resiliency of the ecosystem, and restore salmon habitat in Tillamook Bay.

Contact: Megan Morlock
Megan.Morlock@noaa.gov
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
Alaska researcher investigates fin whale deaths
At least nine fin whales have been discovered floating dead in waters from Kodiak to Unimak Pass since late May. 'It is an unusual and mysterious event that appears to have happened around Memorial Day weekend,' said Kate Wynne, an Alaska Sea Grant marine mammal specialist and University of Alaska Fairbanks professor. 'We rarely see more than one fin whale carcass every couple of years.'

Contact: Deborah Mercy
damercy@alaska.edu
907-274-9698
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
NASA provides many views of Tropical Depression Bill
NASA provided four different views of Tropical Depression Bill as it continued traveling through the south-central US and into the Ohio Valley.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
Former hurricane Carlos has dissipated, Carlos (was 03E -- Eastern Pacific)
Former hurricane Carlos is now just a memory as the former tropical cyclone dissipated over western Mexico early on June 18.
NASA

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

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