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Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
ISME Journal
Protein identified in certain microalgae changes conversation about climate change
High-profile science behind climate change and carbon recycling takes a new turn as researchers find a protein in a major group of phytoplankton that keeps them alive in stressed environments in the ocean.
National Science Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NSF EAGER

Contact: Thania Benios
thania_benios@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Spotlight on marine litter
The current state of research and of research gaps concerning litter in our oceans is presented in the new open-access book 'Marine Anthropogenic Litter,' published by Springer. Estimates of the amount of litter in the world's oceans, its distribution, effects on humans and biota, and prevention strategies are just some of the topics addressed in the book. Experts from around the globe have contributed their knowledge to this book.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
Trouble in the tide pools
A harmful algal bloom is the suspected culprit of a die-off in 2011 of millions of purple sea urchins and six-starred sea stars in Northern California. Their disappearance is predicted to have long-term ecological consequences on their populations. As algal blooms are expected to increase with climate change and ocean acidification, similar mass mortality events are expected to increase.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kat Kerlin
kekerlin@ucdavis.edu
530-752-7704
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
Frogs face virus risk in garden ponds
Pond owners are being urged not to use garden chemicals, or to release goldfish into ponds, because of the risk they could pose to wild frogs. Researchers from the University of Exeter found that the severity of ranavirosis, a devastating disease that kills thousands of frogs each year, increases in the presence of exotic fish. The use of garden chemicals was also associated with increased severity of the disease.

Contact: Jo Bowler
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 3-Jun-2015
Journal of Experimental Biology
Pregnant pipefish fathers are not super dads
Few fathers experience pregnancy, but pipefish dads are one exception and it was assumed that they gave their young a head start in life by providing an abundant oxygen supply. However, it now turns out that this assumption is not true: they supply much less oxygen than thought, and when oxygen is scarce the fathers pay the price -- losing weight and condition -- for their young.
Fundaça?o para a Ciência e Tecnologia-Portugal, Fundo Social Europeu, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, Wilhelm och Martina Lundgrens Vetenskapsfond, Inez Johansson's Foundation, Royal Swedish Academy

Contact: Kathryn Knight
kathryn@biologists.com
44-012-236-32871
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
How a box jellyfish catches fish
The first feeding study of tropical Australia's Irukandji box jellyfish has found that they actively fish. They attract larval fish by twitching their extended tentacles, highlighting their nematocyst clusters (stinging structures) and using them as lures. It's an impressive feat by any standards, but particularly so for an animal that doesn't have a defined brain.
Australian Lions Foundation

Contact: Linden Woodward
linden.woodward@jcu.edu.au
James Cook University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
MBARI researchers discover deepest high-temperature hydrothermal vents in Pacific Ocean
In spring 2015, MBARI researchers discovered a large, previously unknown field of hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California, about 150 kilometers (100 miles) east of La Paz, Mexico. Lying more than 3,800 meters (12,500 feet) below the surface, the Pescadero Basin vents are the deepest high-temperature hydrothermal vents ever observed in or around the Pacific Ocean.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
kfb@mbari.org
831-775-1835
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Satellite imagery shows a weaker Hurricane Andres
Infrared-light imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite on June 2 shows a weaker Hurricane Andres.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
NASA looks at Tropical Storm Blanca's increasing winds, dropping temperatures
Cooling cloud top temperatures and increasing winds are two indications that a tropical cyclone is organizing and strengthening.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Ecology
Great Barrier Reef marine reserves combat coral disease
A new and significant role for marine reserves on the Great Barrier Reef has been revealed, with researchers finding the reserves reduce the prevalence of coral diseases. It's been known for some time that marine reserves are important for maintaining and enhancing fish stocks, but this is the first time marine reserves have been shown to enhance coral health on the Great Barrier Reef.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Eleanor Gregory
eleanor.gregory@jcu.edu.au
61-042-878-5895
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

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