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Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
2015 AAAS Annual Meeting
Stanford researchers offer bold solutions for managing marine conservation on the high seas
A symposium at the American Association for the Advancement of Science will address marine conservation in waters outside national jurisdictions using marine protected areas. MPAs move in time and space to protect migratory species living in the high seas. 'We have sophisticated tracking data for these migratory species that show us where they are during their most vulnerable life-cycle phases,' said Larry Crowder, of Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions.

Contact: Ker Than
kerthan@stanford.edu
650-723-9820
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
PLOS ONE
Oyster disease thrives in nightly dead zones
In shallow waters around the world, where nutrient pollution runs high, oxygen levels can plummet to nearly zero at night. Oysters living in these zones are far more likely to pick up the lethal Dermo disease, a team of scientists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center discovered. Their findings were published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE.

Contact: Kristen Minogue
minoguek@si.edu
314-605-4315
Smithsonian

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Nature
Carbon release from ocean helped end the Ice Age
A release of carbon dioxide from the deep ocean helped bring an end to the last Ice Age, according to new research led by the University of Southampton.

Contact: Steven Williams
s.williams@soton.ac.uk
0238-059-2128
University of Southampton

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society
Better batteries inspired by lowly snail shells
Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County have isolated a peptide, a type of biological molecule, which binds strongly to lithium manganese nickel oxide, a material that can be used to make the cathode in high performance batteries. The peptide can latch onto nanosized particles of LMNO and connect them to conductive components of a battery electrode, improving the potential power and stability of the electrode.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
Biology Letters
Oldest fur seal identified, ending 5-million-year 'ghost lineage'
The oldest known fur seal has been discovered by a Geology PhD student at New Zealand's University of Otago, providing a missing link that helps to resolve a more than 5-million-year gap in fur seal and sea lion evolutionary history.

Contact: Robert Boessenecker
robert.boessenecker@otago.ac.nz
University of Otago

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
ORCA prototype ready for the open ocean
Its name refers to one of the biggest animals in the sea, but ORCA, the Ocean Radiometer for Carbon Assessment instrument, will be observing the smallest.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
Lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
865-244-6658
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
Space Weather
This week from AGU: Disappearing dinosaur exhibits, ocean greenhouse gases, ham radio ionosphere obs
Are dinosaurs going extinct in museums? Some science museums are updating, or even removing, their dinosaur exhibits. Laura Guertin explains why in a blog post on GeoEd Trek, hosted by the American Geophysical Union.

Contact: Mary Catherine Adams
mcadams@agu.org
202-777-7530
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
Adult fish facility opens Oregon's South Santiam basin to threatened salmon and steelhead
Oregon's Foster Dam just got an upgrade, one that is proving vital to the survival of threatened Upper Willamette River spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead. A new facility ensures fish can bypass the 126-foot flood control structure in better condition as they migrate upstream, improving the odds they reach their spawning grounds high in the Willamette Valley's South Santiam basin.

Contact: Megan Morlock
Megan.Morlock@noaa.gov
503-230-5403
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
NASA-JAXA's TRMM and GPM satellites measure rainfall rates in Typhoon Higos
TRMM and GPM both saw moderate rainfall occurring in Typhoon Higos as it moved over open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
mBio
Coral reef symbiosis: Paying rent with sugar and fat
Scientists have revealed how coral-dwelling microalgae harvest nutrients from the surrounding seawater and shuttle them out to their coral hosts, sustaining a fragile ecosystem that is under threat.

Contact: Anders Meibom
anders.meibom@epfl.ch
41-216-938-014
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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