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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: 9-Feb-2014
AMOS National Conference 2014: Southern Investigations
Nature Climate Change
Pacific trade winds stall global surface warming -- for now
Heat stored in the western Pacific Ocean caused by an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds appears to be largely responsible for the hiatus in surface warming observed over the past 13 years.

Contact: Alvin Stone
alvin.stone@unsw.edu.au
61-418-617-366
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
NASA spots fourteenth tropical cyclone of Southern Indian Ocean season
The fourteenth tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season was born as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
NASA

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

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
NASA spots very heavy rainfall rates in Tropical Cyclone Edilson
Imagine receiving as much as 7 inches of rain in one hour. That's about what NASA's TRMM satellite spotted falling in one area within Tropical Cyclone Edilson as it moved over the Southern Indian Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Computer models help decode cells that sense light without seeing
Researchers have found that the melanopsin pigment in the retina is potentially more sensitive to light than its more famous counterpart, rhodopsin, the pigment that allows for night vision. The staff of the Laboratory for Computational Photochemistry and Photobiology at Ohio's Bowling Green State University have leveraged OSC computing and storage systems to study melanopsin, a retina pigment capable of sensing environmental light changes, informing the nervous system and synchronizing it with the day/night rhythm.
Bowling Green State University Center for Photochemical Sciences and the College of Arts & Sciences

Contact: Mr. Jamie Abel
jabel@oh-tech.org
614-292-6495
Ohio Supercomputer Center

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Nature Communications
The biomass of ocean mesopelagic fish is 10 times higher than estimated
An international team, in which AZTI-Tecnalia researchers are participating and which is being led by the doctor in oceanography Xabier Irigoien, has discovered that mesopelagic fish, in other words, ones found at depths of between 200 and 1,000 meters in ocean areas, abundance could be at least 10 times higher than the original estimate. The results have been published in the journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Nature Communications
Fish biomass in the ocean is 10 times higher than estimated
With a stock estimated at 1,000 million tons so far, mesopelagic fish dominate the total biomass of fish in the ocean. However, a team of researchers with the participation of the Spanish National Research Council has found that their abundance could be at least 10 times higher. The results, published in Nature Communications journal, are based on the acoustic observations conducted during the circumnavigation of the Malaspina Expedition.

Contact: Alda Ólafsson
alda.olafsson@csic.es
0034-915-681-499
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

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
zekebarlow@vt.edu
540-231-5417
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.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Nature
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
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
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
Nathan.putman@oregonstate.edu
205-218-5276
Oregon State University

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