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Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Fine-tuning of bitter taste receptors may be key to animal survival
Authors Behrens et al, showed that chicken taste receptors are 'broadly tuned' for bitter taste, whereas six frog taste receptors are mixed, consisting of broadly as well as narrowly tuned receptors. In general, individual substances activated different receptors in clearly separated concentration ranges, which may also provide a clue to the role of bitter taste diversity in enhancing the chance of survival.

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

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Slime-producing molecules help spread disease from cats to sea otters
Sticky polymers that form slimy biofilms and large, waterborne particles speed the transmission of a parasitic disease from cats to marine snails to endangered sea otters in California's coastal waters, this study finds.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pat Bailey
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Mid-Atlantic states release course of action, convene experts on deep sea canyon science
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean has recently adopteda course of action to consider and develop recommendations to strengthen federal protection of submarine canyon habitats. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean recommendations to federal agencies will be based on synthesis of existing data.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Arlo Hemphill
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Satellite sees Tropical Storm Simon over Baja California
NOAA's GOES-West satellite took a picture of Tropical Storm Simon weakening over Mexico's Baja California.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
NASA eyes Super typhoon Vongfong
Typhoon Vongfong strengthened into a Super typhoon on Tuesday, Oct. 7, as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
The unexamined diversity in the 'Coral Triangle'
Research on zoantharians, a group of animals related to corals and anemones, by researchers James Reimer of the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan, Angelo Poliseno of Universita Politecna delle Marche in Italy, and Bert Hoeksema from Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands, has demonstrated how little we know about marine diversity in the so-called 'center of marine biodiversity' located in the central Indo-Pacific Ocean. The study was published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: James D. Reimer
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
NASA adds up Japan's soaking rains from Typhoon Phanfone
Typhoon Phanfone packed heavy rainfall as it brushed over Japan and NASA's TRMM satellite identified where the rain fell. That data was used to make a map of rainfall totals.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Nature Climate Change
Livermore scientists suggest Southern Hemisphere ocean warming underestimated
Using satellite observations and a large suite of climate models, Lawrence Livermore scientists have found that long-term ocean warming in the upper 700 meters has likely been underestimated.

Contact: Anne Stark
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Are Montana's invasive fish in for a shock?
A new paper from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Montana State University, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the US Geological Survey looks at the feasibility of electrofishing to selectively remove invasive trout species from Montana streams as an alternative to using fish toxicants known as piscicides that effect all gill-breathing organisms.

Contact: Scott Smith
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Tracing our ancestors at the bottom of the sea
A new European Marine Board report recommends exploration of sea-submerged settlements abandoned by our ancestors.

Contact: Nan-Chin Chu
European Science Foundation

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