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Public Release: 12-May-2015
All NASA eyes on Tropical Storm Dolphin
Three NASA satellite instruments took aim at Tropical Storm Dolphin. Dolphin responded by posing for pictures as it headed west towards Guam gathering strength and speed as it moves.

Contact: Lynn Jenner
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Bacteria the newest tool in detecting environmental damage
A team of researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.
Berkeley Laboratory

Contact: David Goddard
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Ana becomes first 2015 Atlantic tropical storm and weakens ashore
On May 9, 2015, at 1626 UTC (12:26 PM EDT) the GPM satellite flew over when ANA was making the change from subtropical storm to tropical storm.

Contact: Lynn Jenner
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Evolutionary Applications
Mining pollution alters fish genetics in southwest England
Pollution from historic mining activities in south west England has led to a reduction in genetic diversity of brown trout according to new research from the University of Exeter. The findings, which will be published on Friday, May 15, in the journal Evolutionary Applications, indicate that human activity can alter the genetic patterns of wild populations -- an important issue in modern conservation.

Contact: Jo Bowler
University of Exeter

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Ocean head count: Scientists develop new methods to track ocean biodiversity
How can you track changes in complex marine ecosystems over time? MBARI scientists are part of a team trying to do just this with a five-year, $7 million grant through the National Ocean Partnership Program. The proposed Marine Biodiversity Observation Network will combine species counts and ecological data from existing research programs with newer data gathered using cutting-edge satellites, robots, and genetic analyses.
NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of the Interior-Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Scientific Data
New national database of coastal flooding launched
Scientists have compiled a new database of coastal flooding in the UK over the last 100 years, which they hope will provide crucial information to help prevent future flooding events.

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Nothing fishy about new way to produce sunscreen pill and lotion
Scientists from Oregon State University have discovered that fish can produce their own sunscreen. They have copied the method used by fish for potential use in humans.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jennifer Mitchell

Public Release: 12-May-2015
The Cryosphere
New study shows Antarctic ice shelf is thinning from above and below
A decade-long scientific debate about what's causing the thinning of one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves is settled this week with the publication of an international study in the journal The Cryosphere.
Natural Environment Research Council, National Science Foundation

Contact: Athena Dinar
British Antarctic Survey

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Photosynthesis has unique isotopic signature, UCLA researchers report
Photosynthesis leaves behind a unique calling card in the form of a chemical signature that is spelled out with stable oxygen isotopes, UCLA geochemists reported April 24 in the journal Science. The findings suggest that similar isotopic signatures could exist for many biological processes, including some that are difficult to observe with current tools.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 11-May-2015
For the first time, scientists tag a loggerhead sea turtle off US West Coast
Fifty miles out to sea from San Diego, in the middle of April, under a perfectly clear blue sky, NOAA Fisheries scientists Tomo Eguchi and Jeff Seminoff leaned over the side of a rubber inflatable boat and lowered a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle into the water. That turtle was a trailblazer -- the first of its kind ever released off the West Coast of the United States with a satellite transmitter attached.

Contact: Jim Milbury
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

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