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Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Newly discovered juvenile whale shark aggregation in Red Sea
Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) -- which grow more than 30 feet long -- are the largest fish in the world's ocean, but little is known about their movements on a daily basis or over years. A newly discovered juvenile whale shark aggregation off Saudi Arabia is giving researchers a rare glimpse into the lives of these gentle giants.
National Science Foundation, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Contact: WHOI Media Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Satellite view of a hyperactive Eastern and Central Pacific Ocean
NASA and NOAA satellites have been supplying forecasters with data developing tropical cyclones in the Eastern and Central Pacific Ocean and over the last several days. There have been as many as five tropical systems at the same time. On Monday, Aug. 4, there were three tropical systems stretching from west to east: Tropical Depression Genevieve in the Central Pacific, Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio in the Eastern Pacific.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
NASA sees Typhoon Halong's eye wink
As Super Typhoon Halong tracks north through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have seen the powerful storm appear to wink at space as it developed and 'opened' an eye and then close its eye as clouds moved over it. That wink appears to be a sign of eyewall replacement in the powerful storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
NASA catches the brief life of Tropical Storm Nakri
The low pressure area known as System 96W struggled to organize for a week and finally became Tropical Storm Nakri on August 2 as the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite passed overhead. Nakri had a short life, however, as it dissipated the following day while approaching South Korea.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
NOAA, EPA-supported scientists find average but large Gulf dead zone
NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles this summer -- approximately the size of the state of Connecticut. The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cruise from July 27 to Aug. 2.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Ben Sherman
Ben.Sherman@noaa.gov
202-253-5256
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Molecular Ecology
Insights on whale shark populations and evidence for their historic rise and recent decline
In the largest study on the genetics of whale sharks conducted to date, researchers found that the world's biggest fish likely exist in two distinct populations with minimal connectivity between the Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. The findings suggest that mixing of whale sharks between the Indian and Atlantic was and is rare.

Contact: Nicole Weingartner
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
201-748-5808
Wiley

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Marine Mammal Science
Study assesses shark attacks on Atlantic spotted dolphins near the Bahamas
A Marine Mammal Science analysis on failed shark attacks on the approximately 120 Atlantic spotted dolphins that are residents of the waters near Bimini, The Bahamas, has found that a total of 14 dolphins (15 percent of 92 cataloged animals) showed some sign of shark attack, and a further 15 (16 percent) exhibited scars that could not conclusively be classified as shark induced or not.

Contact: Nicole Weingartner
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
201-748-5808
Wiley

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
Animal Conservation
Humane strategy reduces shark attacks
A simple and humane technique may be an effective strategy to reduce human encounters with sharks without harming populations of threatened shark species.

Contact: Nicole Weingartner
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
201-748-5808
Wiley

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
NASA sees Tropical Storm Bertha leaving the Bahamas
Tropical Storm Bertha took a 'vacation' in the Bahamas on Aug. 3 and NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm that appeared be centered over 'Crooked Island.'
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Aug-2014
Nature Climate Change
Atlantic origin of recent Pacific trade wind, sea level and temperature trends
Climate models predict that the equatorial Pacific trades should weaken with increasing greenhouse gases; yet since the 1990s, satellites and climate stations show they have strengthened, resulting in accelerated sea level rise in the western Pacific and in both Pacific and global climate change. According to work published by an Australian-US team of climate researchers in this week's Nature Climate Change, these Pacific trends stem from a rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean.
Australian Research Council, National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

Contact: Gisela Speidel
gspeidel@hawaii.edu
University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST

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