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April 10 - 17, 2014
34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation
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Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Tropical Cyclone Peipah passes Palau, Philippines prepare
Tropical Cyclone Peipah passed the island of Palau on April 5 moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as it heads for a landfall in the Philippines.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
NASA sees Tropical Depression 05W's bulk west of center
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Depression 05W on April 4 at 07:09 UTC/3:09 a.m. EDT. The VIIRS instrument captured a visible picture of the storm, revealing most of the clouds and thunderstorms were west of the center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
ZooKeys
A new species of horseshoe worm discovered in Japan after a 62-year gap
A team of Japanese scientists, lead by Dr. Hirose recently described a new species of horseshoe worm Phoronis emigi from sandy bottom at 33 m depth in Amakusa, Japan. This is the first new horseshoe worm species since the discovery of Phoronis pallida by Silen in 1952, 62 years ago. This study was published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Dr. Masato Hirose
mhirose@aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
Marine Mammal Science
Tracking sperm whales' ecology through stomach contents
'Understanding what resources support populations of these incredibly rare animals is important to conservation,' the lead author says of the pygmy and dwarf sperm whales she studied. 'If there are changes in the environment or their prey, we can now hope to better anticipate the potential impacts. There had been quite a knowledge gap about these animals, but this work gives us an idea of their ecological niche and requirements in the current environment.'
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Center for Marine Science at UNC Wilmington

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Geology
Geology spans the minute and gigantic, from skeletonized leaves in China to water on mars
New Geology studies include a mid-Cretaceous greenhouse world; the Vredefort meteoric impact event and the Vredefort dome, South Africa; shallow creeping faults in Italy; a global sink for immense amounts of water on Mars; the Funeral Mountains, USA; insect-mediated skeletonization of fern leaves in China; first-ever tectonic geomorphology study in Bhutan; the Ethiopian Large Igneous Province; the Central Andean Plateau; the Scandinavian Ice Sheet; the India-Asia collision zone; the Snake River Plain; and northeast Brazil.

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Lithosphere
A once-only cataclysmic event and other mysteries of earth's crust and upper mantle
The April 2014 Lithosphere is now available in print. Locations covered include the Acatlán Complex, Mexico; east Yilgarn craton, Australia; the eastern Paganzo basin, Argentina; the hotspot-related Yellowstone crescent, USA; and the western Alps. Locations investigated in four new papers published online on 2 April include the Banks Island assemblage in Alaska and British Columbia; The Diligencia basin of the Orocopia Mountains in California; a US post-Grenville large igneous province; and South Island, New Zealand.

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
NASA's Aqua satellite flies over newborn Tropical Depression 05W
The fifth tropical depression of the northwestern Pacific Ocean tropical cyclone season formed far from land as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm on April 4.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Science
Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges
Using data from seismic waves, scientists have shown that temperature deep in Earth's mantle controls the elevation and volcanic activity along mid-ocean ridges, colossal mountain ranges that line the ocean floor. The findings, published this week in Science, bolster the idea that warm mantle plumes are responsible for 'hot spot' volcanism, and shed new light on how temperature in the depths of the mantle influences the contours of the Earth's crust.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
River ice reveals new twist on Arctic melt
A new study led by Lance Lesack, a Simon Fraser University geographer and Faculty of Environment professor, has discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River's ice breakup. This discovery may help resolve the complex puzzle underlying why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly than expected. Lesack is the lead author on 'Local spring warming drives earlier river-ice breakup in a large Arctic delta,' published recently in Geophysical Research Letters.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone's Hellen's lively remnants
Powerful Tropical Cyclone Hellen rapidly weakened after hitting northwestern Madagascar, but Hellen's remnants have recently started to show signs of life. The TRMM satellite flew over these remnants in the Mozambique Channel on April 2, 2014, at 01:43 UTC.
NASA

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

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