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Public Release: 6-May-2015
Securing the supply of sea scallops for today and tomorrow
Good management has brought the $559 million United States sea scallop fishery back from the brink of collapse over the past 20 years. However, its current fishery management plan does not account for longer-term environmental change like ocean warming and acidification that may affect the fishery in the future. A group of researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, and Ocean Conservancy hope to change that.
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, National Science Foundation via the Carnegie Mellon Climate Energy and Decision Making Center, NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Contact: WHOI Media Relations Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Royal Society Open Science
Solomon Islands dolphin hunts cast spotlight on small cetacean survival
A new study on the impact of 'drive-hunting' dolphins in the Solomon Islands is casting a spotlight on the increasing vulnerability of small cetaceans around the world. From 1976 to 2013, more than 15,000 dolphins were killed by villagers in Fanalei alone, where a single dolphin tooth can fetch the equivalent of 70 cents -- an increase in value of five times just in the last decade.
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Pew Environmental Group, International Whaling Commission

Contact: Scott Baker
Oregon State University

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Scientists go high-tech to study fragile cold-water reefs
Coral reefs are generally associated with warm, shallow and crystal-clear waters in the tropics. Other species of coral, however, flourish in the deep cold ocean where they also form large reefs. Now researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have applied a technique to study these important and fragile cold water reefs without affecting them or altering their surrounding physical environment.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Surfing's global elite collaborate to explore the challenges of sustainability
The surfing world's most powerful figures and practitioners have been brought together for a new book. Published by University of Plymouth Press, it explores how the industry is grappling with the global challenge of sustainability.

Contact: Alan Williams
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Researchers discover missing link in the evolution of complex cells
In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that represents a missing link in the evolution of complex life. The study provides a new understanding of how, billions of years ago, the complex cell types that comprise plants, fungi, but also animals and humans, evolved from simple microbes.

Contact: Thijs Ettema
Uppsala University

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Fishermen, communities need more than healthy fish stocks
A new tool ranks the vitality of a fishery by looking at its economic and community benefits as well as its ecological health.
International Coalition of Fisheries Associations, World Bank, US Department of Agriculture, Walton Family Foundation, US Agency for International Development

Contact: Michelle Ma
University of Washington

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Plasticity Forum 4th International Conference
Plasticity Forum to host its 4th international conference in Cascais, Portugal
The Plasticity Forum will hold its 4th annual conference on June 8-9 in Cascais, Portugal. The forum will bring together approximately 200 business leaders and experts to discuss innovative solutions to the growing plastic pollution problem facing land and marine environments.

Contact: Jeff Dillow
Hollywood Public Relations

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Understand the effects of fire on aquatic ecosystems
Scientists to examine wildfire effects on fish habitat
Fire and aquatic scientists will gather in Portland, Ore., on the brink of an anticipated severe wildfire season to discuss how wildfires may help or hurt habitat for salmon, trout and other aquatic life and how restoration of fish habitat can improve its resiliency to fire and other influences such as climate change.

Contact: Michael Milstein
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Marine Mammal Science
Just like humans, dolphins have social networks
They may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but dolphins do, in fact, form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends, according to a recent study by scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University.

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Yap Island typhoon warning in place for Noul
Tropical Storm Noul is still threatening Yap Island located in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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