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Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
Food Control
University of South Florida researchers develop handheld sensor to sniff out fish fraud
Researchers at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science have developed a handheld sensor capable of debunking fraudulent seafood species claims, helping to ensure that consumers are get what they pay for.
Florida Sea Grant, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc.

Contact: Dr. John Paul
jpaul@usf.edu
727-553-1168
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 3-Feb-2015
Environmental Science and Technology
How will ocean acidification impact marine life?
A new analysis provides a holistic assessment of the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on marine organisms including coral, shellfish, sea urchins, and other calcifying species.
European Research Council

Contact: Katherine Leitzell
leitzell@iiasa.ac.at
43-676-838-07316
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Oceans' increasing mercury levels may be harming fish
Mercury contamination of ocean fish is a serious global health issue, and a new analysis of published reports reveals that the concentration of mercury in yellowfin tuna caught near Hawai'i is increasing at a rate of 3.8 percent per year.

Contact: Dawn Peters
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Zebrafish flex their muscles for research aboard the International Space Station
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Zebrafish Muscle investigation observes the effects of microgravity on the zebrafish, Danio rerio, a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the minnow family.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
Rivers might constitute just 20 percent of continental water flowing into oceans
The Amazon, Nile and Mississippi are mighty rivers, but they and all their worldwide brethren might be a relative trickle compared with an unseen torrent below the surface. New research shows that rivers might constitute as little as 20 percent of the water that flows yearly into the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Oceans from the continents. The rest flows through what is termed the 'subterranean estuary,' which some researchers think supply the lion's share of terrestrial nutrients to the oceans.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Steven Powell
spowell2@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-1923
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
ICES Journal of Marine Science
Spiny lobster abundance study at Glover's Reef, Belize finds fishery in good shape
A recent study conducted in the waters of Glover's Reef Marine Reserve in Belize by the Wildlife Conservation Society and its partners has revealed good news for spiny lobsters: the abundance of these commercially valuable crustaceans should support local fisheries into the future, an indication that no-take areas and other regulations are protecting the nation's marine resources.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
NASA catches speedy Tropical Cyclone Eunice transitioning
Tropical Cyclone Eunice has been spinning around in the Southern Indian Ocean for the last week and by Feb. 1 as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead, the storm was transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
NASA satellite sees wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone Ola
NASA's Terra satellite captured a picture of Tropical Cyclone Ola on Feb. 1 that showed northeasterly wind shear was pushing the clouds and showers southwest of the center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Study finds deep ocean is source of dissolved iron in Central Pacific
A new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution points to the deep ocean as a major source of dissolved iron in the central Pacific Ocean. This finding highlights the vital role ocean mixing plays in determining whether deep sources of iron reach the surface-dwelling life that need it to survive.
WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar Program, Doherty Foundation, Natural Environment Research Council, European Research Council, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: WHOI Media Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Freshwater Science
Researchers introduce a macrosystems approach to study stream ecology
Scientists have developed the Stream Biome Gradient Concept, a new method for studying a variety of streams across continents. It allows comparisons of streams in different climates and different continents and can improve how researchers study streams worldwide. The method is introduced in the Freshwater Science article 'The Stream Biome Gradient Concept: factors controlling lotic systems across broad biogeographic scales', available online now and published in the March 2015 issue of the journal.
National Science Foundation, Konza Long-Term Ecological Research program, International Grasslands Center

Contact: Emily Murphy
emurphy@press.uchicago.edu
773-702-7521
University of Chicago Press Journals

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