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April 10 - 17, 2014
34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Symposium encourages discussion, debate, and the sharing of knowledge, research techniques and lessons in conservation to address questions on the biology and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats.

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Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Largest evolutionary study of sponges sheds new light on animal evolution
To provide a wider framework for understanding the molecular complexity behind the evolution of sponges, authors Riesgo, Windsor, Farrar, Giribet, and Leys (from the University of Barcelona, University of Alberta and Harvard University), performed the largest sequencing study to date on the genes of representatives from eight sponge genera covering all four currently recognized sponge classes.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK
Smithsonian reports fiery-red coral species discovered in the Peruvian Pacific
A new coral species, Psammogorgia hookeri, has been collected by scuba divers from rocky ledges at depths to 25 meters in Peru's Paracas National Reserve.

Contact: Beth King
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
NASA's Aqua satellite tracking System 94P or 'Fletcher' near Queensland
A tropical low pressure area known as "System 94P" has tracked across western Queensland and moved into the Gulf of Carpentaria between Karumba and Gilbert River Mouth on Feb. 3 as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Hormone in crab eyes makes it possible for females to mate and care for their young
Scientists discover new hormone in the eyestalks of blue crabs responsible for forming body parts that make it possible for female crabs to mate and raise young.

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Tropical Storm Kajiki fades over South China Sea
NASA's Aqua satellite captured one of the last images of Tropical Storm Kajiki as it began moving over the central Philippines on Jan. 31.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
The Cryosphere
Greenland's fastest glacier reaches record speeds
Jakobshavn Isbrę is moving ice from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean at a speed that appears to be the fastest ever recorded. Researchers from the University of Washington and the German Space Agency measured the dramatic speeds of the fast-flowing glacier in 2012 and 2013. The results are published today in The Cryosphere, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Bárbara Ferreira
European Geosciences Union

Public Release: 2-Feb-2014
€2M EU funding for UEA project to understand Arctic ice melt
The University of East Anglia is launching a project to predict how the Arctic will cope with global warming by constructing a sea ice chamber. The chamber will reproduce the chemical exchanges between the ocean, sea ice, snow and the atmosphere in the Arctic. The aim is to help researchers make better predictions about the effect of global warming on both the Arctic and the rest of the world.
European Research Council

Contact: Lisa Horton
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
NASA's Aqua satellite sees System 91S struggling
NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared data on System 91S in the Mozambique Channel that showed a system battered by wind shear, stretched out, with broken convection.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
NASA catches Tropical Depression Kajiki over central Philippines
Tropical Storm Kajiki developed from the second tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean season and quickly moved over the central Philippines.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
TRMM satellite sees Tropical Storm Dylan make landfall in Queensland
As Tropical Storm Dylan was making landfall in Queensland on Jan. 30, NASA's TRMM satellite was capturing rainfall data on the storm.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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