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A recent paper in the Journal of Physical Oceanography details the specific challenges posed by the many millions of tons of plastic dumped into the ocean every years. The findings indicate that solving the problem may have complicating factors beyond just raw scale (4.8 million to 12.7 million metric tons of dumped in 2015 alone). Read about the research on EurekAlert!.

Video: New Princeton University research proves that ocean currents can move particles like phytoplankton and plastic debris all the way across the world in significantly less time than previously thought. Find out how in this video and on EurekAlert!.

The Marine Science Portal on EurekAlert! was created through grants from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and The Ambrose Monell Foundation.

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Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
NTID Student Research Fair
RIT/NTID holds Student Research Fair April 15
Nearly 30 deaf and hard-of-hearing student researchers will present their work on April 15 at the first-ever NTID Student Research Fair, hosted by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Contact: Vienna McGrain
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Current knowledge: New research ship is ready for duty
Amid booming fireworks, steely skies and blustery winds -- and the joyful cheers from a large crowd of well-wishers -- the brand-new research vessel Neil Armstrong recently arrived at its new home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

Contact: Bob Freeman
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
'Trickle of food' helped deep sea creatures survive asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs
A team led by experts at Cardiff University has provided new evidence to explain why deep sea creatures were able to survive the catastrophic asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65m years ago.

Contact: Michael Bishop
Cardiff University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Severe reduction in thermal tolerance projected for Great Barrier Reef
Corals within the Great Barrier Reef have developed a thermal tolerance mechanism to adapt to sharp increases in sea surface temperatures in recent decades, but near-future temperature increases of as little as 0.5°C may result in this protective mechanism being lost, a new study finds.

Contact: Science Press Package
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Great Barrier Reef risks losing tolerance to bleaching events
New research suggests that Great Barrier Reef (GBR) corals were able to survive past bleaching events because they were exposed to a pattern of gradually warming waters in the lead up to each episode. However, this protective pattern is likely to be lost under near future climate change scenarios.

Contact: Melissa Lyne
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Journal of Integrated Pest Management
New resource for managing the Mexican rice borer
A new article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management provides information on the biology and life cycle of the Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini), and offers suggestions about how to manage them.
USDA NIFA Hatch Funds, USDA CSREES Southern Region IPM Program and Crops-at-Risk Program, USDA NIFA Sustainable Bioenergy Program, US EPA Strategic Agricultural Initiative Program and Agricultural IPM

Contact: Richard Levine
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Understanding ocean processes
Geographer Timothy DeVries receives a grant to use satellite data for gaining a better understanding of the ocean's biological carbon pump.
NASA's New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Global Change Biology
Using data to protect coral reefs from climate change
Coral reefs are early casualties of climate change, but not every coral reacts the same way to the stress of ocean warming. Northwestern University researchers have developed the first-ever quantitative 'global index' detailing which of the world's coral species are most susceptible to coral bleaching and most likely to die. Based on historical data, the index can be used to compare the bleaching responses of the world's corals and to predict which corals may be most affected by future bleaching events.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Nature Conservation
Nature Conservation's 4th anniversary: Achievements and challenges recap
Four years ago, Nature Conservation was launched to address the need for a stronger link between science, policy and management. Through timely, high-quality and innovative papers with clear practical relevance, the open-access journal has been working in the name of applied biodiversity conservation ever since. On celebrating this anniversary, an editorial marks the steady growth in publications and international attention alike driven by the invaluable contributions of authors, editors and reviewers.

Contact: Dr. Klaus Henle
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
GPM sees heavy rain in Tropical Cyclone Fantala
Tropical Cyclone Fantala continued to strengthen in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA/JAXA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite found very heavy rain in the system.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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