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

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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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Environmental Reviews
Researchers identify 9 steps to save waterways
The key to clean waterways and sustainable fisheries is to follow nine guiding principles of water management, says a team of Canadian biologists.

Contact: Heather Amos
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
NASA satellite sees System 91S undeveloped in Mozambique Channel
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite that observed the tropical low pressure area designated as System 91S earlier this week captured another look at a much weaker storm on Jan. 30.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Journal of Marine Ecology Progress
New study examines the effects of catch-and-release fishing on sharks
A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science investigated how several species of coastal sharks respond to stress from catch-and-release fishing. The results revealed that each of the shark species responded differently. Hammerhead sharks were by far the most vulnerable to fighting on a fishing line.

Contact: Diana Udel
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
NASA gets 2 views of Tropical Cyclone Dylan making landfall in Australia
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Dylan and captured both visible and infrared imagery of the storm as it began landfalling.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Sea the future: New research on ocean conditions will aid planners
The Office of Naval Research Global announced this week a grant to the University of Melbourne that will provide new insights into ocean conditions -- crucial information for Navy planners involved in tactical and strategic decision-making.

Contact: Peter Vietti
Office of Naval Research

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