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Using the spread of infectious diseases as a model, a University of Utah researcher has shone new light on how humans first settled the islands of the Pacific some 3,500 years ago. Read about what his discoveries on EurekAlert! here.


Video: Research by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers has shed some light on exactly how octopuses manage their uniquely unusual biology. Check out some detailed videos of their work here and here, then read about it on EurekAlert!.
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Public Release: 15-May-2015
Science Advances
New tool to save salmon: Isotope tracking
Salmon carry a strontium chemical signature in their 'ear bones' that lets scientists identify specific streams where the fish hatched and lived before they were caught at sea. The new tool may help pinpoint critical habitats for fish threatened by climate change, industrial development and overfishing.
Alaska Sea Grant, US Geological Survey

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-244-5399
University of Utah

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Video game could transform middle school students' online learning
With more middle school students learning online every year, experts have identified a growing need for high-quality educational approaches that take advantage of current technology. The Department of Education recently awarded a group of researchers at the University of Missouri $2.7 million to support the development of an educational video game for middle school distance learners.
US Department of Education

Contact: Christian Basi
basic@missouri.edu
573-882-4430
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Typhoon Dolphin closing in on Guam
A tight, highly developed and organized Typhoon Dolphin is closing in on Guam as it cruises across the Pacific at 16 knots. It is currently located 290 miles east southeast of Andersen AFB located in Guam. The RapidScat image taken on May 14, 2015, shows a very tight spiral of winds in the center which shows a very organized storm eye. Winds at present are at 95 knots gusting to 115 (109-132 mph).
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Species in the Spotlight campaign highlights NOAA Fisheries' endangered species conservation efforts
NOAA Fisheries announced today a new Species in the Spotlight campaign to focus recovery and public education efforts on eight marine species that are at risk of extinction.

Contact: Kate Brogan
katherine.brogan@noaa.gov
301-427-8030
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Further assessment needed of dispersants used in response to oil spills
New commentary in Nature Reviews Microbiology by Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia and her colleagues argues for further in-depth assessments of the impacts of dispersants on microorganisms to guide their use in response to future oil spills.

Contact: Samantha Joye
mjoye@uga.edu
706-542-5893
University of Georgia

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Science
Revealing the ocean's hidden fertilizer
Phosphorus is one of the most common substances on Earth. An essential nutrient for every living organism -- humans require approximately 700 milligrams per day -- we are rarely concerned about consuming enough of it because it is present in most of the foods we eat. Despite its ubiquity and living organisms' utter dependence on it, we know surprisingly little about how it moves, or cycles, through the ocean environment.
National Science Foundation, Simons Foundation

Contact: WHOI Media Relations Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Science
New research reveals first warm-blooded fish
New research by NOAA Fisheries has revealed the opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds, giving it a competitive advantage in the cold ocean depths.

Contact: Jim Milbury
jim.milbury@noaa.gov
562-980-4006
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 13-May-2015
NOAA Fisheries and partners winners of Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award
NOAA Fisheries staff Tom Good (Northwest Fisheries Science Center) and Steve Copps (West Coast Region), together with our partners at Washington Sea Grant and Oregon State University, were recently awarded the 2015 Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award. The award recognizes the team's role in a project to prevent migratory seabird mortality in the US West Coast Groundfish longline fishery.

Contact: Vicky Krikelas
Vicky.Krikelas@noaa.gov
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 13-May-2015
GPM, AIRS, and RapidScat view Typhoon Dolphin headed for Guam
Typhoon Dolphin (strengthened overnight on 5/12 from Tropical Storm status) formed south of Pohnpei in the western Pacific Ocean on May 7, 2015. Dolphin's power has oscillated from a weak tropical depression to typhoon intensity over the past five days. Dolphin is now an intensifying typhoon headed westward.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Nature
Study reveals how rivers regulate global carbon cycle
River transport of carbon to the ocean is not on a scale that will solve our CO2 problem, but we haven't known how much carbon the world's rivers routinely flush into the ocean, until now. A study by WHOI scientists calculated the first direct estimate of how much and in what form organic carbon is exported by rivers. The estimate will help modelers predict how this export may shift as Earth's climate changes.
National Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: WHOI Media Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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