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September 15 to 19, 2014
ICES Annual Science Conference 2014
A Coruņa, Spain

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The ICES Annual Science Conference is a forum for an international community of marine scientists, professionals, and students to share their work in theme-based series of oral and poster presentations. The 2014 conference will include talks by three invited keynote speakers, and oral and poster presentations selected on the basis of submitted abstracts.

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Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Whales as ecosystem engineers
A review of research on whales shows that they have more a powerful influence on the function of oceans, global carbon storage, and the health of commercial fisheries than has been commonly assumed. The continued recovery of great whales from centuries of overhunting may help to buffer marine ecosystems from destabilizing stresses, including climate change, reports a global team of scientists led by the University of Vermont.

Contact: Joshua Brown
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
University of Vermont

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers from the UCA prove the existence of large accumulations of plastic in all of the oceans
Researchers from the University of Cadiz have made an unprecedented discovery: they have shown that there are five large accumulations of plastic debris in the open oceans, coinciding with the five main ocean gyres in the surface waters of the ocean. As well as the well-known accumulation of plastic rubbish in the North Pacific, these experts have proven the existence of similar accumulations in the centre of the North Atlantic, the South Pacific, the South Atlantic and the Indian Oceans.

Contact: Andres Cozar
andres.cozar@uca.es
34-956-016-267
University of Cadiz

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
The Future of Coral Reefs
Lessons from the west: Great Barrier Reef in danger
Scientists at a coral reef symposium in Canberra this week are examining degraded reefs off the Northwest Australian coast in an effort to determine what lies ahead for the Great Barrier Reef. 'Reefs north of Exmouth have experienced large-scale bleaching in the past five years,' says Professor Malcolm McCulloch from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Western Australia.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Jennifer Lappin
Jennifer.Lappin@jcu.edu.au
041-774-1638
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
The Future of Coral Reefs
Decade of benefits for the Great Barrier Reef
With this week marking the tenth anniversary of the rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, prominent marine scientists from around the world have gathered in Canberra to discuss its successes -- both expected and unexpected.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Melissa Lyne
041-551-4328
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Current Biology
With 'biological sunscreen,' mantis shrimp see the reef in a whole different light
In an unexpected discovery, researchers have found that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet color vision. Mantis shrimp's six UV photoreceptors pick up on different colors within the UV spectrum based on filters made from an ingredient other animals depend on as built-in biological sunscreen, according to research reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 3.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
moleary@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
NASA sees a weaker Tropical Storm Douglas
NASA's Aqua satellite captured a picture of Tropical Storm Douglas as it began moving into cooler waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
NASA's TRMM satellite spots heavy rainfall around Tropical Storm Arthur's center
Tropical Storm Arthur appears to be ramping up, and NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite spotted heavy rainfall occurring around the storm's center on July 1 when it was centered over the Bahamas.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Wind shear wipes out Tropical Cyclone Elida
Strong northwesterly wind shear took its toll on Tropical Storm Elida, weakening it to a remnant low early on July 2.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Future Earth to get globally distributed secretariat
Future Earth, a new international programme for global sustainability which brings together thousands of the world's leading researchers on global environmental change, will have a new secretariat with a unique and innovative structure that spans three continents. The announcement came today from the International Council for Science, on behalf of the members of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability.

Contact: Lucie Robidoux
lucie.robidoux@videotron.ca
514-571-6403
International Council for Science

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed
With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
International Union for Conservation of Nature

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