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New research from the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory links the brightness of clouds in the sky to airbone gasses produced by plankton all the way down on the ocean floor. Read about their research published in Science Advances on EurekAlert!.

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Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Satellite shows Blanca's remnant moisture over New Mexico today
Today, June 10, the remnant moisture from Blanca is now over New Mexico where it is expected to generate some isolated to scattered thunderstorms.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Molecular Ecology
Coral colonies more genetically diverse than assumed
Coral colonies are more genetically diverse than it has been assumed to date. This is the conclusion drawn by biologists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, who have conducted comprehensive studies into the genetic variability in individual colonies of different reef-forming coral species. 'However, this doesn't mean we should expect that this variability can compensate for corals dying worldwide due to climate change,' says Maximilian Schweinsberg from the Department of Animal Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity.

Contact: Maximilan Schweinsberg
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Ice sheet collapse triggered ancient sea level peak: ANU media release
An international team of scientists has found a dramatic ice sheet collapse at the end of the ice age before last caused widespread climate changes and led to a peak in the sea level well above its present height.

Contact: Dr. Gianluca Marino
Australian National University

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Genetically modified fish on the loose?
Transgenic fish may soon enter commercial production, but little is known about their possible effects on ecosystems, should they escape containment. Further, risk-assessment efforts are often hampered by an inability to comprehensively model the fishes' fitness in the wild.
Canadian Regulatory System for Biotechnology, Swedish Research Council

Contact: James Verdier
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Geological game changer
A long-standing fact widely accepted among the scientific community has been recently refuted, which now has major implications on our understanding of how Earth has evolved. Until recently, most geologists had determined the land connecting North and South America, the Isthmus of Panama, had formed 3.5 million years ago. But new data shows that this geological event, which dramatically changed the world, occurred much earlier.

Contact: Alison Satake
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Longest ever tiger shark tracking reveals remarkable, bird-like migrations
A new study has yielded the first ever continuous, two or more-year satellite tagging tracks for tiger sharks. This study reveals remarkable, and previously unknown, migration patterns more similar to birds, turtles and some marine mammals than other fishes.

Contact: Joe Donzelli
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
ACS Central Science
Researchers turn to the ocean to help unravel the mysteries of cloud formation
In a study published today in ACS Central Science, a research team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry professor Timothy Bertram peels back the mysteries of the structures of tiny aerosol particles at the surface of the ocean. The work shows how the particles' chemical composition influences their abilities to take in moisture from the air, which indicates whether the particle will help to form a cloud -- a key to many basic problems in climate prediction.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Timothy Bertram
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
NASA looks at rare Arabian Sea tropical cyclone in 3-D
Tropical cyclones are not too common in the Arabian Sea, but tropical cyclone 01A, now renamed Ashobaa, formed this week.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
170th Meeting of The Acoustical Society of America
Carl Wunsch selected as 2015 Walter Munk Award recipient
Dr. Carl Wunsch has been selected as the 2015 recipient the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in oceanography related to sound and the sea. Since 1993, The Oceanography Society has presented this award to recognize: significant original contributions to the understanding of physical ocean processes related to sound in the sea, significant original contributions to the application of acoustic methods to that understanding, and outstanding service that fosters research in ocean science and instrumentation contributing to the above.
The Office of Naval Research

Contact: Jennifer Ramarui
The Oceanography Society

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
77th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2015
Discovery of new rock property earns prize
The discovery of a new fundamental rock property will improve estimates of underground resources, such as hydrocarbons and drinking water, as well as CO2 storage reservoir capacity. The revelation that electricity can flow more easily through sedimentary rocks in the vertical, rather than horizontal, direction is contrary to established scientific wisdom.
Natural Environmental Research Council National Capability

Contact: Holly Peacock
National Oceanography Centre, UK

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