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April 10 - 17, 2014
34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation
New Orleans, Louisiana

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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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Mass extinction may not cause all organisms to 'shrink'
The sizes of organisms following mass extinction events may vary more than previously thought, which may be inconsistent with the predictions of the so-called "Lilliput effect."

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Strange marine mammals of ancient North Pacific revealed
The pre-Ice Age marine mammal community of the North Pacific formed a strangely eclectic scene, research by a Geology Ph.D. student reveals. Studying hundreds of fossil bones and teeth he excavated from the San Francisco Bay Area's Purisima Formation, Robert Boessenecker has put together a record of 21 marine mammal species including dwarf baleen whales, odd double-tusked walruses, porpoises with severe underbites and a dolphin closely related to the now-extinct Chinese river dolphin.
Montana State University

Contact: Robert Boessenecker
University of Otago

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
NASA satellite catches Australia's newborn Tropical Storm Edna and stubborn Fletcher
Northeastern Australia has been watching two tropical low pressure areas over the last several days, and NASA's Aqua satellite captured both in one infrared image. Tropical Storm Edna developed on February 4, while Fletcher, known also as System 94P continued to have a medium chance for development.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Climate change threatens to cause trillions in damage to world's coastal regions
New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century.

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
GSA Today: Terrestrial analogy to ancient martian ocean?
In the February issue of GSA Today, Lorena Moscardelli of the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences documents evidence in support for the existence of a martian ocean during the late Hesperian–early Amazonian by showcasing a new terrestrial, deep-water analogy.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

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