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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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
Science of the Total Environment
Arsenic stubbornly taints many US wells, say new reports
Naturally occurring arsenic in private wells threatens people in many US states and parts of Canada, according to a package of a dozen scientific papers to be published next week. The studies, focused mainly on New England but applicable elsewhere, say private wells present continuing risks due to almost nonexistent regulation in most states, homeowner inaction and inadequate mitigation measures.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program

Contact: Kevin Krajick
kkrajick@ei.columbia.edu
212-854-9729
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
NASA gathers wind, rain, cloud data on major Tropical Cyclone Eunice
NASA's RapidScat, GPM and Terra satellite have been actively providing wind, rain and cloud data to forecasters about Tropical Cyclone Eunice. The storm reached Category 5 status on the Saffir-Simpson scale on Jan. 30.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
PLOS ONE
Population genomics unveil seahorse domain
In a finding vital to effective species management, a team including City College of New York biologists has determined that the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) is more a permanent resident of the western mid-Atlantic Ocean than a vagrant.

Contact: Office of Communications and Marketing
communications@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-5310
City College of New York

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
Ecosphere
Blue mussels not yet the bellwether of NE coastal environment
Mussels could be the perfect 'sentinel' species to signal the health of coastal ecosystems. But a new study of blue mussels in estuary ecosystems along 600 kilometers of coastline in the Northeast uncovered three key mysteries that will have to be solved first.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
International Journal of Remote Sensing
Scientists trial system to improve safety at sea
New satellite imaging concept proposed by University of Leicester-led team could significantly reduce search areas for missing boats and planes.
US Navy Office of Naval Research-Global

Contact: Dr. Nigel Bannister
nb101@le.ac.uk
44-011-622-31043
University of Leicester

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