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Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Northeastern researchers investigate rules of the water
This summer an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research team led by North­eastern pro­fessor Geoff Trussell will study com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tion and con­nec­tivity of rocky inter­tidal habi­tats throughout the Gulf of Maine. The project is intended to help inform the devel­op­ment of pre­dic­tive eco­log­ical models that can be used to improve how these ecosys­tems are man­aged and preserved.
National Sci­ence Foundation

Contact: Casey Bayer
Northeastern University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Making organic molecules in hydrothermal vents in the absence of life
For more than a decade, the scientific community has postulated that methane could be spontaneously produced by chemical reactions between hydrogen from hydrothermal vent fluid and carbon dioxide. New research by geochemists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the first to show that methane formation does not occur during the relatively quick fluid circulation process, despite extraordinarily high hydrogen contents in the waters.
NASA, National Science Foundation, NOAA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Contact: WHOI Media Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Scientists and surfers team up to assess antibiotic resistance risk
UK scientists are about to begin an innovative study that will shed light on how surfers exposed to human sewage and diffuse pollution in seawater might be affected by antibiotic resistant bacteria. A group from the University of Exeter Medical School is joining forces with environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage, and calling on surfers across the country to help by providing samples gathered from rectal swabs.

Contact: Alex Smalley
University of Exeter

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences discovers 100 new species in the Philippines
Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences are celebrating World Ocean's Day with a slew of brand new marine discoveries -- more than 100 species that are likely new to science. Mysterious live animals from dimly-lit, deep-water reefs were also collected for a new exhibit at the Academy's Steinhart Aquarium, expected to open in the summer of 2016.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Haley Bowling
California Academy of Sciences

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

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