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Public Release: 14-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
Does living near an oil or natural gas well affect your drinking water?
Does living near an oil or natural gas well affect the quality of your drinking water? 'The answer to that question is usually 'no,' but there are exceptions,' said Stanford Professor Rob Jackson. He has found very high levels of natural gas in the tap water near active wells, and a surprising number of hydraulically fractured wells that penetrate shallow freshwater aquifers. 'In no other industry would you be allowed to inject chemicals into a source of drinking-quality water,' Jackson said.
Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 13-Feb-2016
Tsunamis: An International Hazard
Best rep for Tsunamis: Avoid ignorance, heed warning signs
Northwestern University tsunami expert Emile A. Okal will discuss "The Perils of Insularity When Studying Natural Hazards" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2016.

Contact: Kristin Samuelson
Northwestern University

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
In the blink of an eye: Rapid basin formation 148 to 170 million years ago
Fast-paced and complex extensional and contractional deformation, between 170 and 148 million years ago, along the margin of Laurasia coincides with ocean-floor formation within basins. These include as the central Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Valley of California, the Mediterranean Sea, and the southern Caspian Sea.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Rare beluga data show whales dive to maximize meals
As the Arctic continues to change due to rising temperatures, melting sea ice and human interest in developing oil and shipping routes, it's important to understand belugas' baseline behavior, argue the authors of a new paper.
NSF/Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program on Ocean Change

Contact: Michelle Ma
University of Washington

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
Biological Invasions
Scientists in Panama call for alert as cobia, a potentially invasive fish, spreads
Like the lionfish in the Caribbean, a large fish called Cobia, which has escaped from an aquaculture facility in Ecuador, has the potential to become an important invasive species in the Central and Eastern Pacific

Contact: Beth King
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
Developmental Biology
'Jaws' may help humans grow new teeth, shark study suggests
A new insight into how sharks regenerate their teeth, which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss, has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield.
Natural Environment Research Council, Leverhulme Trust

Contact: Sean Barton
University of Sheffield

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Study finds fish larvae are better off in groups
A recent study provides new evidence that larvae swim faster, straighter and more consistently in a common direction when together in a group. The research led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is the first to observe group orientation behaviors of larval fish.
OTIC grant from the National Science Foundation.

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

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Winston form
After Tropical Cyclone Winston formed between Vanuatu and Fiji in the Southern Pacific Ocean NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and saw powerful thunderstorms had quickly developed.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
NASA's RapidScat spots newborn Tropical Cyclone Tatiana
As Tropical Cyclone Tatiana was developing in the Coral Sea, east of Queensland, Australia, NASA's RapidScat measured the surface winds in the intensifying tropical cyclone.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
NASA's 2 eyes on Tropical Cyclone Daya
Two of NASA's 'eyes' have been watching Tropical Cyclone Daya and providing data to forecasters. As Tropical Cyclone Daya continued to move away from La Reunion Island in the Southern Indian Ocean, NASA's RapidScat instrument and NASA's Aqua satellite gathered visible imagery and infrared temperature data on the developing storm that showed its strength and development.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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