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September 15 to 19, 2014
ICES Annual Science Conference 2014
A Coruņa, Spain

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The ICES Annual Science Conference is a forum for an international community of marine scientists, professionals, and students to share their work in theme-based series of oral and poster presentations. The 2014 conference will include talks by three invited keynote speakers, and oral and poster presentations selected on the basis of submitted abstracts.

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Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
Lionfish characteristics make them more 'terminator' than predator
New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the 'terminator' of movie fame. In behavior that is called 'alarming,' it appears that in some cases lionfish will continue to hunt until the last fish of a local population is dead.
National Science Foundation, Cape Eleuthera Institute of the Bahamas

Contact: Kurt Ingeman
ingemank@science.oregonstate.edu
541-908-0805
Oregon State University

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Hurricane Julio and 2 tropical lows 'bookend' Hawaii
Infrared satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows three tropical system s in the Central Pacific Ocean that appears like bookends with Hawaii in between.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Frontiers in Marine Science
York survey highlights ocean research priorities
Declines in ocean productivity, increases in ocean acidification, and the cumulative effects of multiple stressors on ocean health are among the most pressing issues facing coastal and maritime countries, according to a survey of scientists by a University of York researcher.

Contact: Caron Lett
caron.lett@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22029
University of York

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans
Snow has thinned on Arctic sea ice
Modern measurements and historic observations provide a decades-long record showing that the snowpack on Arctic sea ice is thinning.
NASA, US Interagency Arctic Buoy Program

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Earth System Dynamics
Antarctica could raise sea level faster than previously thought
Ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimeters to the global sea level rise within this century, a new study shows. For the first time, an international team of scientists provide a comprehensive estimate on the full range of Antarctica's potential contribution to global sea level rise based on physical computer simulations. Led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the study combines a whole set of state-of-the-art climate models and observational data with various ice models.

Contact: PIK Press Office
press@pik-potsdam.de
49-331-288-2507
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Aquatic Conservation: Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems
Giant Amazon fish becoming extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others
An international team of scientists, including researchers from Virginia Tech, compared mainstream bioeconomic theory with the lesser-known 'fishing-down' theory, to discover that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities.

Contact: Lynn Davis
davisl@vt.edu
540-231-6157
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Young blue sharks use central North Atlantic nursery
Blue sharks may use the central North Atlantic as a nursery prior to males and females moving through the ocean basin in distinctly different patterns.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Dolphins and whales experience pleasure
Whales and dolphins squeal when they receive a reward, but do they squeal to inform nearby members of the pod that they have found food, or are the squeals expressions of delight? Sam Ridgway analyzed the time delay between dolphins and whales receiving a reward and their squeals and realized that the delay is the same as the delay between a pleasant experience and dopamine release in the brain, suggesting that the animals experience pleasure.
US Navy Marine Mammal Program

Contact: Kathryn Knight
kathryn@biologists.com
44-012-234-25525
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Minke whales lunge 100 times/hour to feed under sea ice
Minke whales are one of the most common whales in Antartica, but also one of the most vulnerable. Little was known about how these small whales feed until Ari Friedlaender and colleagues attached tags to two animals that measured their movements showing that the whales do not need to be killed to study their feeding behaviour and that they perform over 100 lunges per hour under the sea ice.
National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs, RAPID

Contact: Kathryn Knight
kathryn.knight@biologists.com
44-012-234-25525
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Tropical Storm Iselle departs Hawaii while Julio stays well north
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Tropical Storm Iselle and gathered data on clouds and rainfall as it affected Hawaii.
NASA

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

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