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Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Chemical Physics Letters
Unravelling the mysteries of carbonic acid
Berkeley Lab researchers report the first detailed characterization of the hydration structure of carbonic dioxide gas as it dissolves in water to form carbonic acid. Though carbonic acid exists for only a fraction of a second, it imparts a lasting impact on Earth's atmosphere and geology, and on the human body.

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
First incidence of koi sleepy disease in Austria
Carp edema virus, also known as koi sleepy disease (CEV/KSD), affects koi and common carp. Long known only in Japan, the disease was recently detected in Europe. An infection with the virus causes lethargic and sleepy behavior in the fish. In up to 80 percent of the cases, the infection is fatal. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna, recently identified the disease in Austria, publishing their results in the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.

Contact: Susanna Kautschitsch
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
The Biological Bulletin
Starfish have a surprising talent for squeezing foreign bodies out through the skin
Starfish have strange talents. Two biology students from University of Southern Denmark have revealed that starfish are able to squeeze foreign bodies along the length of their body cavities and out through their arm tips. This newly discovered talent gives insight into how certain animals are able to quickly heal themselves.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Sediment makes it harder for baby Nemo to breathe easy
Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University have discovered that suspended sediment damages fish gills and can increase the rate of disease in fish.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Eleanor Gregory
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Injured jellyfish seek to regain symmetry
Self-repair is extremely important for living things. Get a cut on your finger and your skin can make new cells to heal the wound; lose your tail -- if you are a particular kind of lizard -- and tissue regeneration may produce a new one. Now, Caltech researchers have discovered a previously unknown self-repair mechanism -- the reorganization of existing anatomy to regain symmetry -- in a certain species of jellyfish.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Ecology Letters
University of Alberta scientists help public avoid health risks of toxic blue-green algae
As the hot summer season approaches, University of Alberta scientists are working to mitigate the human health risks of blue-green algae blooms, using a technique they've been refining for the past three years.

Contact: Jennifer Pascoe
University of Alberta

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
NOAA Fisheries mobilizes to gauge unprecedented West Coast toxic algal bloom
NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle has mobilized extra scientists to join a fisheries survey along the West Coast to chart an extensive harmful algal bloom that spans much of the West Coast and has triggered numerous closures of important shellfish fisheries in Washington, Oregon and California.

Contact: Michael Milstein
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Journal of Geophysical Research
Accelerated warming of the continental shelf off northeast coast
A new study by physical oceanographers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, shows that water temperatures off the northeast coast of the US have been trending upward, with unprecedented warming occurring over the last 13 years. The study also suggests a connection between sea level anomalies and water temperature along the continental shelf.

Contact: WHOI Media Relations Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
New study shows Arctic Ocean rapidly becoming more corrosive to marine species
New research by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the journal Oceanography shows that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that threaten the ability of animals to build and maintain their shells by 2030, with the Bering Sea reaching this level of acidity by 2044.

Contact: Monica Allen
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Research reveals insights on how ancient reptiles adapted to life in water
The world's first study into the brain anatomy of a marine reptile that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs sheds light on how the reptilian brain adapted to life in the oceans.

Contact: Dawn Peters

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