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Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Nature Geoscience
Great earthquakes, water under pressure, high risk
Water trapped in the boundary between both plates has a dominant influence on the earthquake rupture process.

Contact: F.Ossing
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Natural history dying of neglect
Natural history provides essential knowledge for human wellbeing, yet its research, use and instruction in academia, government agencies and non-government organizations is declining drastically. Simon Fraser University ecologist Anne Salomon is among 17 authors of a new paper that claims this decline in the developed world could seriously undermine the world's progress in research, conservation and management.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
New database features 710,000 natural history records from Canadian Museum of Nature
A new, free open-access database has opened the collections of Canada's national natural history museum, with 710,000 specimen records available at These cover about 22 percent of the museum's overall collection of plants, animals, fossils and minerals, which have been collected over more than 150 years.

Contact: Dan Smythe
Canadian Museum of Nature

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
NASA catches Gillian as a super-cyclone before quickly dissipating
Tropical Cyclone Gillian was near peak intensity when the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed overhead and saw towering thunderstorms and very heavy rainfall in the storm on March 23.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Diversity and Distributions
Study shows invasive species in waterways on rise due to climate change
One of the most serious threats to global biodiversity and the leisure and tourism industries is set to increase with climate change according to new research by Queen's University Belfast.
Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Contact: Claire O'Callaghan
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Scientists identify core skin bacterial community in humpback whales
In a paper published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and colleagues identified a core skin bacterial community that humpback whales share across populations, which could point to a way to assess the overall health of these endangered marine mammals.
WHOI Marine Mammal Center

Contact: Media Relations Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Natural history must reclaim its place
A group of scientists argues in the April BioScience that the study of natural history has waned in recent decades in developed countries. Declining course requirements and support for herbaria are among the documented evidence. Yet costly mistakes in policy relating to natural resources, agriculture, and health might have been avoided by paying attention to organisms' natural history, and future policies will be improved if natural history knowledge is used and expanded. New technologies offer ways to increase natural history research partnerships.
National Science Foundation, University of Washington, Prescott College, Walker Chair in Natural History, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Contact: Jennifer Williams
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American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Humpback whale populations share core skin bacterial community
Humpback whales share a simplistic skin bacterial community across populations.

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Cuvier's beaked whales set new breath-hold diving records
Scientists monitored Cuvier's beaked whales' record-breaking dives to depths of nearly two miles below the ocean surface and some dives lasted for over two hours.

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
SU biologists use sound to identify breeding grounds of endangered whales
Susan Parks, assistant professor of biology, says the article confirms what many conservationists fear -- that Roseway Basin, a heavily traveled shipping lane, off the coast of Nova Scotia, is a vital habitat area for the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Contact: Keith Kobland
Syracuse University

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