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Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Substance in photosynthesis was at work in ancient, methane-producing microbes
An international team of researchers led by scientists at Virginia Tech and the University of California, Berkeley has discovered that a process that turns on photosynthesis in plants likely developed on Earth in ancient microbes 2.5 billion years ago, long before oxygen became available. The research offers new perspective on evolutionary biology, microbiology, and the production of natural gas, and may shed light on climate change, agriculture, and human health.
National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Zeke Barlow
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Edilson leaving Mauritius
NASA's Terra satellite saw Tropical Cyclone Edilson pulling away from the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean when it passed overhead on Feb. 6, 2014.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
A look back and ahead at Greenland's changing climate
Over the past two decades, ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet increased four-fold, contributing to one-quarter of global sea level rise. However, the chain of events and physical processes that contributed to it has remained elusive. One likely trigger for the speed up and retreat of glaciers that contributed to this ice loss is ocean warming.

Contact: Media Relations
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Current Biology
Link confirmed between salmon migration, magnetic field
A team of scientists last year presented evidence of a correlation between the migration patterns of ocean salmon and the Earth's magnetic field, suggesting it may help explain how the fish can navigate across thousands of miles of water to find their river of origin. This week, scientists confirmed the connection between salmon and the magnetic field.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Contact: Nathan Putman
Oregon State University

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Current Biology
Pacific salmon inherit a magnetic sense of direction
Even young hatchery salmon with no prior experience of the world outside will orient themselves according to the Earth's magnetic field in the direction of the marine feeding grounds frequented by their ancestors. These findings, reported in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on February 6th, suggest that Chinook salmon inherit a kind of built-in GPS that always points them home.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
Cell Press

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Conservation Biology
Whales and human-related activities overlap in African waters
Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the American Museum of Natural History have found that humpback whales swimming off the coast of western Africa encounter more than warm waters for mating and bearing young; new studies show that the whales share these waters with offshore oil rigs, major shipping routes, and potentially harmful toxicants.

Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Edna affecting new Caledonia
NASA's Aqua satellite spotted two storms in one image in the Southern Pacific Ocean as Tropical Cyclone Edna brushes by New Caledonia and an extra-tropical storm lingers west of New Zealand.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
One NASA image, 2 Australian tropical lows: Fletcher and 95S
NASA's Aqua satellite captured two low pressure areas from different ocean basins in one infrared image. Aqua saw System 94P or Fletcher in the Gulf of Carpentaria and western Queensland and low pressure System 95S in the Northern Territory.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Tropical Cyclone Edilson birth caught by NASA's Aqua satellite
The 13th tropical cyclone of the Southern Pacific Ocean season formed into a tropical storm named Edilson on Feb. 5 shortly before NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. Edilson is threatening several land areas.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Marine Mammal Science
Researchers discover rare new species of deep-diving whale
Researchers have identified a new species of mysterious beaked whale based on a study of seven animals stranded on remote tropical islands over the past 50 years. The first was found on a Sri Lankan beach in 1963. A combination of DNA analysis and physical characteristics was used to make the identification and the research is published in the journal Marine Mammal Science.

Contact: Deborah Smith
University of New South Wales

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