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Public Release: 29-May-2015
How did LIPs form and what is their impact?
The origin, evolution, and environmental impact of large igneous provinces represents a topic of high scientific importance because the magmatism associated with these features cannot be directly related to plate tectonics, and because the eruption of flood basalts may have global environmental consequences. Oceanic LIPs are even more poorly understood due to their relative inaccessibility.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 29-May-2015
Two NASA satellites see Tropical Storm Andres intensify
The first tropical depression of the eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season strengthened into Tropical Storm Andres.
NASA

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

Public Release: 29-May-2015
Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
Little-known quake, tsunami hazards lurk offshore of Southern California
While their attention may be inland on the San Andreas Fault, residents of coastal Southern California could be surprised by very large earthquakes -- and even tsunamis -- from several major faults that lie offshore, a new study finds.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
nbompey@agu.org
202-777-7524
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Collision course: ONR testing high-speed planing hulls to better understand wave slam
Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by waves on boats with high-speed planing hulls. Planing hulls are like those used on a speedboat -- they're designed to produce lift and allow the watercraft to glide on top of the water, skimming more quickly over its surface. At higher speeds, 'wave slam' become a problem.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Bob Freeman
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Algae industry to organize to capitalize on growing business opportunities
While Mainers have been harvesting seaweed for nearly 80 years for a variety of uses and products, in recent years wild harvests have not been able to meet market demand for some species. The Maine Technology Institute stepped in to provide $50,000 to help form a Maine algal cluster that would include those involved in macroalgae and microalgae to help the industry take advantage of a growing market.
Maine Technology Institute

Contact: Darlene Trew Crist
dtcrist@bigelow.org
207-315-2567 x103
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Scientists use unmanned aerial vehicle to study gray whales from above
NOAA Fisheries scientists are using an unmanned aerial vehicle to take very precise overhead images of migrating gray whale mothers and calves. 'We can't put a gray whale on a scale, but we can use aerial images to analyze their body condition -- basically, how fat or skinny they are,' said NOAA Fisheries scientist John Durban. This research will help scientists understand how environmental conditions control the reproductive success of individual whales and ultimately of the population.

Contact: Jim Milbury
jim.milbury@noaa.gov
562-980-4006
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Science
Quasi-sexual gene transfer drives genetic diversity of hot spring bacteria
New work from a multidisciplinary team of scientists used massive DNA sequencing of bacterial populations that grow in the hot springs in Yellowstone National Park to determine their genetic diversity and explore the underlying evolutionary dynamics. They found an unexpectedly high degree of sharing and exchange of genetic material between the tiny, green, photosynthetic cyanobacteria Synechococcus, which are abundant in these scalding, inhospitable environments.

Contact: Devaki Bhaya
dbhaya@carnegiescience.edu
650-739-4282
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 28-May-2015
First Eastern Pacific tropical depression runs ahead of dawn
The first tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season formed during the early morning of Thursday, May 28, 2015, well southwest of Mexico. An image of the storm taken from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows the depression in infrared light as it was born in the early morning hours before sunrise.
NASA

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

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Science
New study shows influence on climate of fresh water during last ice age
A new study shows how huge influxes of fresh water into the North Atlantic Ocean from icebergs calving off North America during the last ice age had an unexpected effect -- they increased the production of methane in the tropical wetlands.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rachael Rhodes
rhodesra@geo.oregonstate.edu
541-737-1209
Oregon State University

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Current Biology
Genetic analysis of the American eel helps explain its decline
The numbers of American eels in freshwater areas have been decreasing rapidly but scientists have been puzzled as to why the fish can't recolonize. Now, a new look at eel genetics published in Current Biology finds that there are differences between eels that feed in freshwater and eels that feed in brackish environments that were previously thought to be genetically interchangeable.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-335-6270
Cell Press

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