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November 18th to 21st, 2014
9th International INMARTECH Symposium
Corvallis, Oregon


The 9th International Marine Technician, INMARTECH 2014, Symposium will be held at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon on November 18-21, 2014. INMARTECH symposia were initiated with the purpose of providing a forum for marine technicians to meet and exchange knowledge and experiences, thereby aiming to improve equipment performance, deployment, and operational techniques during scientific cruises on research vessels.

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Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology
Scientists bring oxygen back to dead fjord
More and more of the world's waters are seriously lacking oxygen. Could we use pumps to bring oxygen and thus higher life back into these waters? A Danish/Swedish research team says yes. They installed pumps in a Swedish fjord that showed a strong oxygen deficit and now they report that all the right oxygen-loving organisms have come back to the fjord.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
Nature Climate Change
Study outlines threat of ocean acidification to coastal communities in US
Coastal communities in 15 states that depend on the $1 billion shelled mollusk industry (primarily oysters and clams) are at long-term economic risk from the increasing threat of ocean acidification, a new report concludes.
National Science Foundation

Contact: George Waldbusser
Oregon State University

Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists discover bacteria in marine sponges harvest phosphorus for the reef community
The study reports finding significant accumulations of polyphosphate granules in three common sponge species of the Caribbean coral reef, indicating that microorganisms that live on marine sponges are pulling phosphorus out of the water to feed themselves and survive in a deep-water environment where very few nutrients are available. This finding has important implications for understanding how phosphorus is sequestered and recycled in a reef environment.

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015
Tracking invasives? There's an app for that
Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University. Midwestern residents can now snap photos with their smart phones, log a few quick notes and send their alert to a growing network of scientists and state officials who can use this critical information to increase response to these threats. The free app is one component of the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network, developed by Amos Ziegler, MSU biogeographer.

Contact: Layne Cameron
Michigan State University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015
NASA saw heavy rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Marcia
As Tropical Cyclone Marcia was nearing the Queensland coast, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM measured its rainfall from space.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015
NASA-JAXA's TRMM satellite sees rapid intensification of category-5 Marcia
At 11 p.m. local time (1324 UTC) on Feb. 19, 2015, the Precipitation Radar on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite observed the eyewall of Tropical Cyclone Maria in the Coral Sea. At that time, Marcia was rapidly intensifying to category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, a little more than 12 hours before an expected landfall in Queensland, Australia.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015
NASA sees heavy rain in Tropical Cyclone Lam
Tropical Cyclone Lam made landfall in a remote area of the Northern Territory and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite revealed that it brought heavy rain with it.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Coral Reefs
Caribbean coral findings may influence Barrier Reef studies
Research indicating Caribbean corals may be better equipped to tolerate climate change than previously believed could impact future studies on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Contact: Michael Jacobson
Griffith University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Out of Africa: Did humans migrate quickly and all-at-once or in phases based on weather?
Considerable debate surrounds the migration of human populations out of Africa. Two hypotheses predominate: (1) human populations expanded rapidly from Africa to southern Asia via the coastlines of Arabia approximately 50,000 to 60,000 years ago; or (2) dispersal into the Arabian interior began much earlier (approximately 75,000 to 130,000 years ago) during multiple phases, when increased rainfall provided sufficient freshwater to support expanding populations.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Probiotic toxin fights coldwater disease in rainbow trout
The rainbow trout is a work of art but when the freshwater fish falls prey to Coldwater Disease, its colorful body erodes into ragged ulcers. The bacterial infection can kill up to 30 percent of hatchery stock and causes millions in economic loss. Now, scientists at University of Idaho and Washington State University have found a simple and effective method to combat Coldwater Disease using some of the trout's own intestinal bacteria as probiotics.
Western Regional Aquaculture Center, Idaho State Board of Education

Contact: Doug Call
Washington State University

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