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New research from the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory links the brightness of clouds in the sky to airbone gasses produced by plankton all the way down on the ocean floor. Read about their research published in Science Advances on EurekAlert!.

Video: Gas hydrates found in Arctic continental shelf sediments behave like ice with a very notable exception: they burn! Check out a video of CAGE researchers demonstrating here!

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Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
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
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
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
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.

Contact: Rob Gutro
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.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Water screening: International hunt for unknown molecules
Day in, day out harmful substances leech into the ground: we all contribute to chemicals in the water cycle. On top of this come natural substances from the environment. A single environmentally relevant water sample contains up to several thousand different organic molecules. But what are these substances? Over 8,000 molecule profiles have already been stored in a public database for future analysis. This preventative water screening system is now being expanded internationally and harmonized with further strategies in the 'FOR-IDENT' project.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Stefanie Reiffert
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
Sailing through changing oceans
In the current context of global change, sustainable and responsible exploitation of the oceans can be realized only through a deep understanding of the ocean processes and of the associated ecosystems spanning every latitude of planet Earth. This is the key concept advocated by a new position paper from the European Science Foundation.

Contact: Paola Campus
European Science Foundation

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
International spacecraft carrying NASA's Aquarius instrument ends operations
An international Earth-observing mission launched in 2011 to study the salinity of the ocean surface ended June 8 when an essential part of the power and attitude control system for the SAC-D spacecraft, which carries NASA's Aquarius instrument, stopped operating. The Aquarius instrument successfully achieved its science objectives and completed its primary three-year mission in November 2014.
NASA, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales

Contact: Rani Gran
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Satellites enable coral reef science leap from Darwin to online
With Earth-observing satellite data, scientists can now monitor the health of coral reefs, even in the most remote regions scattered around the globe where it is otherwise difficult to see changes.
NASA, NOAA, United States Geological Survey

Contact: Audrey Haar
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
The Condor
Coordinating across 8 agencies to count vulnerable shorebirds
American oystercatcher nests are sparsely distributed, time-intensive to find, and often in remote locations, all adding to the challenge of estimating the size of their breeding population. However, a new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications demonstrates that a new, simplified survey method, coordinated across eight agencies, has tremendous potential to provide accurate population estimates and aid in the species' conservation.

Contact: Nathan Hostetter
Central Ornithology Publication Office

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