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Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fish declines linked to effects of excess nutrients on coastal estuaries
A comprehensive study of a major California estuary has documented the links between nutrient runoff from coastal land use, the health of the estuary as a nursery for young fish, and the abundance of fish in an offshore commercial fishery. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused on Elkhorn Slough and Monterey Bay on California's central coast.
The Nature Conservancy

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
100 years of ecology at the Centennial Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
When ESA was founded in 1915, ecology was a new field, still defining its scope as a discipline rooted in the study of the relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. The 100th Annual Meeting will look back at the field's growth over the last hundred years -- and forward to the environmental challenges that will face us now and into the next century. ESA invites press and institutional public information officers to attend for free.

Contact: Liza Lester
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Winner announced for NNI's first Nanotechnology Student Video Contest
The video explains a new method for disinfecting drinking water using a nanodiamond powder. This nanotechnology-enabled method can kill bacteria, is biocompatible, and is reusable, making it a good alternative to traditional chlorination.
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office of the National Nanotechnology Initiative

Contact: Marlowe Newman
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
2nd International Ocean Research Conference
Study of marine reserves published in Oceanography
A new study published in the June 15th Oceanography journal finds that effective fisheries reform strategies are more than a pipe dream: they exist and they work. In fact, rights-based fisheries management can change the lives of small-scale fishermen and coastal communities around the world.

Contact: Lisa Swann

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Genome Research
A new role for zebrafish: Larger scale gene function studies
Scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute are using a fairly new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9 to target specific DNA sequences in zebrafish. This technique could dramatically accelerate the discovery of gene function and the identification of disease genes in humans.

Contact: Steven Benowitz
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Science Advances
Diverse coral communities persist, but bioerosion escalates in Palau's low-pH waters
A new study led by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found that the coral reefs in Palau seem to be defying the odds, showing none of the predicted responses to low pH except for an increase in bioerosion -- the physical breakdown of coral skeletons by boring organisms such as mollusks and worms. The paper is published June 5 in the journal Science Advances.
National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, The Dalio Foundation, Inc., The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, the WHOI Access to the Sea Fund

Contact: WHOI Media Relations Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Applying research agendas to sport fishing
As one of the most highly prized game fish in the upper Midwest, muskellunge (also known as muskies) and northern pike help support a $20 billion sport fishing industry. Facing declines in natural reproduction, a team of scientists, including a Michigan State University inland fisheries researcher, has developed a list of research and management needs to help keep the fish -- and the industry -- thriving.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, Alvan Macauley Fellowship

Contact: Sue Nichols
Michigan State University

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
The secret lives of fish revealed by the digital age
'Imagine the clandestine lives of marine fishes,' begins 'Migration Ecology of Marine Fishes,' a new book by Dr. David Secor, one of the most respected voices in marine fish migration studies. Their movements, social interactions, and favorite spots are all obscured beneath the surface. However, an explosion of technological advances in data gathering and analysis has allowed fisheries scientists to observe the secret lives of fish in a whole new way.

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Andres fading RapidScat of Andres
NASA's RapidScat instrument and NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look Tropical Storm Andres' fading winds and rain as it weakens toward dissipation in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Study points to human impact on evolution of freshwater fish
In recreational fishing, the practice of catch-and-release is intended to conserve freshwater populations. The captive is unhooked and tossed back to swim away without any lasting consequences. But a new UConn study says the evolutionary path of a species may be on the line. The study is the first to identify species changes based on the fishing practice. 'We may be permanently changing fish populations over the long term,' researchers say.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Contact: Jan-Michael Hessenauer
University of Connecticut

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