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A recent paper in the Journal of Physical Oceanography details the specific challenges posed by the many millions of tons of plastic dumped into the ocean every years. The findings indicate that solving the problem may have complicating factors beyond just raw scale (4.8 million to 12.7 million metric tons of dumped in 2015 alone). Read about the research on EurekAlert!.

Video: New Princeton University research proves that ocean currents can move particles like phytoplankton and plastic debris all the way across the world in significantly less time than previously thought. Find out how in this video and on EurekAlert!.

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Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Cholera-like disease 'piggybacking' on El Niño to reach new shores
New research published in Nature Microbiology suggests waterborne diseases are being spread by El Niño.

Contact: Andy Dunne
University of Bath

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Wayne State to evaluate possible link between Flint water system and health problems
Wayne State University announced today that it has formed the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership. The research group, led by Wayne State researchers specializing in environmental engineering and public health, will conduct an independent study to evaluate the possible association between changes in Flint's water system and public health, specifically the recent Legionnaires' disease outbreak.
Michigan State Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
The overlooked commotion of particle motion in the ocean
In response, researchers from the universities of Exeter, Bristol and Leiden and CEFAS have developed a user-friendly introduction to particle motion, explaining how and when it ought to be measured, and provide open-access analytical tools to maximize its uptake.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
University of Exeter

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Project with ground-breaking sub-marine CCS experiment starts today
The world's first 'real world' deep-water controlled experiment to simulate an emission from a submerged carbon dioxide storage reservoir aims to further verify the safety of offshore carbon dioxide capture and storage.
European Union's Horizon2020 Project

Contact: Holly Peacock
National Oceanography Centre, UK

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
New research helps solve the riddle of the ocean carbon conundrum
Initially, the fact that the oceans are absorbing a significant amount of the carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere by burning biomass and fossil fuels would appear to be a good thing. However, as more carbon dioxide dissolves into the oceans, it changes the pH of the seawater (a process called ocean acidification), making it difficult for some marine life to survive.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
University of Exeter

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
New theory of deep-ocean sound waves may aid tsunami detection
Researchers at MIT have now identified a less dramatic though far more pervasive source of acoustic-gravity waves: surface ocean waves, such as those that can be seen from a beach or the deck of a boat. These waves, known as surface-gravity waves, do not travel nearly as fast, far, or deep as acoustic-gravity waves, yet under the right conditions, they can generate the powerful, fast-moving, and low-frequency sound waves.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
First evidence that constant stress causes organisms to program changes in offspring
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have now provided the first evidence that stable environments like constant predator threats, not unstable conditions, generate the non-genetic behavioral changes known as 'transgenerational response' in the next generation.
University of Texas at Arlington Research Enhancement Program

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
ICES Journal of Marine Science
ICES Journal of Marine Science publishes special issue on ocean acidification
Today, the ICES Journal of Marine Science publishes a special issue on ocean acidification, the most-studied single topic in marine science.

Contact: Chloe Foster
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology
The sponges strike back
Russian biologists studied how the separated sells of marine sponges reconnect. The reaggregation of marine sponges' cells helped the scientists to come closer to understanding of the origin and early evolution of multicellular animals. The work was published in Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology.

Contact: Vladimir Koryagin
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Marine Resource Economics
Survey: Americans would pay more to support biodiversity
Most Americans are willing to pay more taxes each year -- in some cases, as much as $35 to $100 more -- to support biodiversity conservation in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a national survey. Respondents' willingness to help support the proposed expansion of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary near the Texas-Louisiana border reflects growing national awareness of the Gulf's ecological importance and the threats it increasingly faces.
Tulane University

Contact: Tim Lucas
Duke University

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