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Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Automatic Whale Detector, version 1.0
Scientists have combined infrared cameras with image recognition software to automatically detect and count migrating gray whales. This technology will increase the accuracy of gray whale abundance estimates.
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Contact: Rich Press
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Earth's Future
Monster hurricanes reached US Northeast during prehistoric periods of ocean warming
Intense hurricanes possibly more powerful than any storms New England has experienced in recorded history frequently pounded the region during the first millennium, from the peak of the Roman Empire into the height of the Middle Ages, according to a new study. The findings could have implications for the intensity and frequency of hurricanes that the US East and Gulf coasts could experience as ocean temperatures increase as a result of climate change.
National Science Foundation, Risk Prediction Initiative at the Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences, DOE/National Institute for Climate Change Research, NOAA, Dalio Explore

Contact: Peter Weiss
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Tropical Depression Higos sheared apart
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over Tropical Depression Higos and saw wind shear is literally pushing the storm apart.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Carbon release from ocean helped end the Ice Age
A release of carbon dioxide from the deep ocean helped bring an end to the last Ice Age, according to new collaborative research by the University of Southampton, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Australian National University, and international colleagues.

Contact: Patrizia Ziveri
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Making a better wound dressing -- with fish skin
With a low price tag and mild flavor, tilapia has become a staple dinnertime fish for many Americans. Now it could have another use: helping to heal our wounds. In the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, scientists have shown that a protein found in this fish can promote skin repair in rats without an immune reaction, suggesting possible future use for human patients.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
2015 AAAS Annual Meeting
Stanford researchers offer bold solutions for managing marine conservation on the high seas
A symposium at the American Association for the Advancement of Science will address marine conservation in waters outside national jurisdictions using marine protected areas. MPAs move in time and space to protect migratory species living in the high seas. 'We have sophisticated tracking data for these migratory species that show us where they are during their most vulnerable life-cycle phases,' said Larry Crowder, of Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions.

Contact: Ker Than
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Oyster disease thrives in nightly dead zones
In shallow waters around the world, where nutrient pollution runs high, oxygen levels can plummet to nearly zero at night. Oysters living in these zones are far more likely to pick up the lethal Dermo disease, a team of scientists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center discovered. Their findings were published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE.

Contact: Kristen Minogue

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
Carbon release from ocean helped end the Ice Age
A release of carbon dioxide from the deep ocean helped bring an end to the last Ice Age, according to new research led by the University of Southampton.

Contact: Steven Williams
University of Southampton

Public Release: 11-Feb-2015
59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society
Better batteries inspired by lowly snail shells
Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County have isolated a peptide, a type of biological molecule, which binds strongly to lithium manganese nickel oxide, a material that can be used to make the cathode in high performance batteries. The peptide can latch onto nanosized particles of LMNO and connect them to conductive components of a battery electrode, improving the potential power and stability of the electrode.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 10-Feb-2015
Biology Letters
Oldest fur seal identified, ending 5-million-year 'ghost lineage'
The oldest known fur seal has been discovered by a Geology PhD student at New Zealand's University of Otago, providing a missing link that helps to resolve a more than 5-million-year gap in fur seal and sea lion evolutionary history.

Contact: Robert Boessenecker
University of Otago

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