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September 15 to 19, 2014
ICES Annual Science Conference 2014
A Coruņa, Spain

The ICES Annual Science Conference is a forum for an international community of marine scientists, professionals, and students to share their work in theme-based series of oral and poster presentations. The 2014 conference will include talks by three invited keynote speakers, and oral and poster presentations selected on the basis of submitted abstracts.

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Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Study of white sharks in the northwest Atlantic offers optimistic outlook for recovery
White sharks are among the largest, most widespread apex predators in the ocean, but are also among the most vulnerable. A new study, the most comprehensive ever on seasonal distribution patterns and historic trends in abundance of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the western North Atlantic Ocean, used records compiled over more than 200 years to update knowledge and fill in gaps in information about this species. The study was published June 11 in PLOS ONE.
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Contact: Shelley Dawicki
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
A NASA view of Tropical Cyclone Nanauk in the Arabian Sea
Tropical Cyclone 02A has consolidated and strengthened over a 24-hour period between June 10-11 and an image from NASA's Aqua satellite showed a more rounded tropical storm, despite wind shear.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Environmental Science & Technology
Study shows Deepwater Horizon crude oil impairs swimming performance of juvenile mahi-mahi
A new study led by University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists showed up to a 37 percent decrease in overall swimming performance of Deepwater Horizon oil-exposed juvenile mahi-mahi. The findings reveal the toxic effects of crude oil on ecologically and commercially valuable fish that reside in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Cristina now a hurricane, NASA's TRMM satellite sees heavy rainfall within
Before Tropical Storm Cristina intensified into a hurricane, NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead and gathered data that showed areas of heavy rainfall were occurring within.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Energy demands of raising a pup push sea otter moms to the limit
By the time a sea otter pup is weaned, its mother may be so depleted physiologically that she is unable to survive the stress of a minor wound or infection. To understand why this happens, UC Santa Cruz biologist Nicole Thometz quantified the energy demands of a growing sea otter pup, revealing just how much it costs a sea otter mom to raise her pup.
US Geological Survey, Office of Naval Research, Otter Cove Foundation

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Forest loss starves fish
Research shows forest debris that drains into lakes is an important contributor to freshwater food chains -- bolstering fish diets to the extent that increased forest cover causes fish to get 'fat' and sparse forest leaves smaller, underfed fish.

Contact: Fred Lewsey
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Climate change beats biodiversity as a press, scientific, and funding priority
A study that compared coverage of biodiversity and of climate change in newspapers, scientific articles, and research funding decisions shows that climate change eclipsed biodiversity loss as a priority in the mid-2000s, according to several measures. Since both trends threaten essential ecosystems, biodiversity researchers should seek to emulate the ascendancy of climate change and increase their efforts on research that addresses both trends.
Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science

Contact: Timothy M. Beardsley
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Motherhood is no picnic for sea otter moms
Sea otters consume 25 percent of their own body weight each day just to stay warm and when nursing young their metabolic demands must rocket, but no one knew how much. Nicole Thometz, from the University of California at Santa Cruz, USA, and colleagues have discovered that sea otter moms invest a colossal 930 MJ of energy to successfully raise a pup and this expense can force them to make difficult decisions about their pups' futures.
US Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Kathryn Knight
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite spots Arabian Sea tropical cyclone
Tropical Cyclone 02A formed in the Arabian Sea as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible photo of the storm, spotting strongest storms south of its center.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Jun-2014
NASA sees Tropical Storm Christina's birth and severe weather in US South
NASA's Aqua satellite captured a picture of newborn Tropical Storm Cristina on June 10, marking the birth date of the Eastern Pacific Ocean's third tropical storm of the season.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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