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Using the spread of infectious diseases as a model, a University of Utah researcher has shone new light on how humans first settled the islands of the Pacific some 3,500 years ago. Read about what his discoveries on EurekAlert! here.


Video: Research by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers has shed some light on exactly how octopuses manage their uniquely unusual biology. Check out some detailed videos of their work here and here, then read about it on EurekAlert!.
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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
amdi@bas.ac.uk
44-122-322-1441
British Antarctic Survey

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Science
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
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
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
jim.milbury@noaa.gov
562-980-4006
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Gulf of Maine red tide bloom expected to be similar to past 3 years
New England's spring and summer red tides will be similar in extent to those of the past three years, according to the 2015 Gulf of Maine red tide seasonal forecast. The forecast is the eighth seasonal Gulf of Maine red tide forecast funded by NOAA and issued by scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and North Carolina State University. The forecast is part of a larger NOAA effort to deliver ecological forecasts that support human health and coastal and marine stewardship.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, State of Maine, University of North Carolina State University

Contact: Ben Sherman
ben.sherman@noaa.gov
30-171-330-366
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Tropical Storm Dolphin threatening Micronesia
The MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Dolphin riding roughshod over the Federated States of Micronesia.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Ana makes landfall in South Carolina on Mother's Day
This was no Mother's Day gift to South Carolina as Ana made landfall on Sunday. Just before 6 am, Ana made landfall north of Myrtle Beach, SC with sustained winds of 45 mph, slightly lower than the 50 mph winds it was packing as a tropical storm over the Atlantic.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Noul makes landfall in Philippines, thousands flee
On Sunday, May 10, 2015, Super Typhoon Noul (designated Dodong in the Philippines) made landfall in Santa Ana, a coastal town in Cagayan on the northeastern tip of the Philippine Islands. Close to 2,500 residents evacuated as the storm crossed over, and as of today no major damage or injuries have been reported.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Nature Geoscience
Solving corrosive ocean mystery reveals future climate
Around 55 million years ago, an abrupt global warming event triggered a highly corrosive deep-water current through the North Atlantic Ocean. The current's origin puzzled scientists for a decade, but an international team of researchers has now discovered how it formed and the findings may have implications for the carbon dioxide emission sensitivity of today's climate.
National Computational Infrastructure -- Australia

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Nature Climate Change
Water fleas genetically adapt to climate change
The water flea has genetically adapted to climate change. Biologists from KU Leuven, Belgium, compared 'resurrected' water fleas -- hatched from 40-year-old eggs -- with more recent specimens. The project was coordinated by Professor Luc De Meester from the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation.
Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology, KU Leuven Centre of Excellence on Eco- and Socio-evolutionary Dynamics

Contact: Katrien Bollen
news@kuleuven.be
KU Leuven

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Did ocean acidification cause marine mollusc extinction?
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has questioned the role played by ocean acidification, produced by the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, in the extinction of ammonites and other planktonic calcifiers 66 million years ago.
European Project on Ocean Acidification, Natural Environment Research Council, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK Ocean Acidification Program

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-238-059-3212
University of Southampton

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