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Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Average 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico in 2015, U-M and partners predict
A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting an average but still large 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico this year.

Contact: Jim Erickson
University of Michigan

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Marine monitoring to help protect lives at sea
In order to save lives at sea, the National Oceanography Centre is joining six research organizations to provide a world-class marine monitoring and forecasting service, which could be used to improve marine rescue operations.
The European Union

Contact: Holly Peacock
National Oceanography Centre, UK

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Barnacles go with the flow to find a home on dolphin fins
Highly specialized coronulid barnacles may be able to identify and attach to the fins of quick-swimming dolphins, locating areas suited for finding food and developing larvae.

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Hi-tech tracking tags expand aquatic animal research opportunities, collaborations
Advances in acoustic and satellite technologies are allowing researchers to track animals large and small across great distances, even in challenging ocean environments, leading to significant new knowledge about the behavior, interactions, movements, and migrations of many species, from tiny fish to sea turtles and whales.
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Contact: Shelley Dawicki
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Bill making landfall in Texas
Tropical Storm Bill was making landfall at 11 a.m. CDT on Matagorda Island, Texas, on June 16 as NASA and NOAA satellites gathered data on the storm. At NASA a movie of Bill's landfall was created using data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite. The center of Bill is expected to move inland over south-central Texas during the afternoon and night of June 16.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Harmful Algae
Toxic algal blooms behind Klamath River dams create health risks far downstream
A new study has found that toxic algal blooms in reservoirs on the Klamath River can travel more than 180 miles downriver in a few days, survive passage through hydroelectric turbines and create unsafe water conditions on lower parts of the river in northern California. They can accumulate to concentrations that can pose health risks to people, pets and wildlife, and improved monitoring and public health outreach is needed to address this issue.

Contact: Theo Dreher
Oregon State University

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
NASA sees Hurricane Carlos causing coastal complications
Hurricane Carlos has been crawling up the coast of southwestern Mexico, weakening and re-strengthening to hurricane force. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the hurricane as it continued to cause coastal complications for the residents of western Mexico.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Chemical Physics Letters
Unravelling the mysteries of carbonic acid
Berkeley Lab researchers report the first detailed characterization of the hydration structure of carbonic dioxide gas as it dissolves in water to form carbonic acid. Though carbonic acid exists for only a fraction of a second, it imparts a lasting impact on Earth's atmosphere and geology, and on the human body.

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
First incidence of koi sleepy disease in Austria
Carp edema virus, also known as koi sleepy disease (CEV/KSD), affects koi and common carp. Long known only in Japan, the disease was recently detected in Europe. An infection with the virus causes lethargic and sleepy behavior in the fish. In up to 80 percent of the cases, the infection is fatal. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna, recently identified the disease in Austria, publishing their results in the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.

Contact: Susanna Kautschitsch
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
The Biological Bulletin
Starfish have a surprising talent for squeezing foreign bodies out through the skin
Starfish have strange talents. Two biology students from University of Southern Denmark have revealed that starfish are able to squeeze foreign bodies along the length of their body cavities and out through their arm tips. This newly discovered talent gives insight into how certain animals are able to quickly heal themselves.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

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