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Public Release: 15-Mar-2015
BMC Ecology
Rare glimpse into how coral procreates could aid future conservation
A rare and threatened Caribbean coral species has for the first time been successfully bred and raised in the lab, according to research published in the open-access journal BMC Ecology. The study provides the first photos of juveniles of this species, and could provide information to help bolster local coral reef conservation. The team plans to 'out-plant' these lab-grown juveniles in the wild which could help populations become more resilient to climate change.

Contact: Joel Winston
Joel.Winston@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22081
BioMed Central

Public Release: 14-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New research finds oceanic microbes behave in a synchrony across ocean basins
Researchers from the University of Hawai'i - Manoa and colleagues found that microbial communities in different regions of the Pacific Ocean displayed strikingly similar daily rhythms in their metabolism despite inhabiting extremely different habitats -- the nutrient-rich waters off California and the nutrient-poor waters north of Hawai'i. Furthermore, in each location, the dominant photoautotrophs appear to initiate a cascade effect wherein the other major groups of microbes perform their metabolic activities in a coordinated and predictable way.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, National Science Foundation, Simons Foundation, NASA, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
mworkman@hawaii.edu
808-956-3151
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
NASA sees fading rare south Atlantic storm 90Q, one of three since 2004
Just one day after it formed, the southern Atlantic Ocean the now former sub-tropical storm 90Q appeared to be fizzling out on NASA satellite imagery. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed little convection associated with the storm on March 12. Sub-tropical and tropical storms are rare in the Southern Atlantic, and this one marks the third since 2004.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Tropical Cyclone Nathan crawling in NASA satellite imagery
Tropical Cyclone Nathan has made its cyclonic loop in the Coral Sea near Queensland, Australia's Cape York Peninsula, and is headed away from land. However, satellite imagery reveals that Nathan's movement away from Queensland is a slow crawl.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Theoretical Ecology
Invasive species use landmarking to find love in a hopeless place
Tiny populations of invasive species such as Asian carp start their domination of new ecosystems by hanging out at local landmarks, according to a new study published in the journal Theoretical Ecology this week. Understanding how species use these local hotspots can play a key role in how officials approach population control for conserving endangered species and controlling invasive ones.

Contact: Nick Manning
nmanning@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4451
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Tropical Storm Bavi moving through Northwestern Pacific Ocean
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Bavi as it continued on a west-northwesterly track through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Bavi has already generated a typhoon watch for Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
NASA sees major Tropical Cyclone Pam near Vanuatu
The Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Pam was a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. Aqua saw the eye of the major hurricane just to the east of Vanuatu.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
River algae affecting mercury pollution at Superfund site, Dartmouth-led study shows
Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have found that periphyton -- a community of algae, bacteria and other natural material living on submerged surfaces -- is helping to transform mercury pollution from a Superfund site along a New Hampshire river into a more toxic form of the metal.

Contact: John Cramer
john.cramer@dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Tropical Cyclone Olwyn landfalls as NASA's Terra satellite flies overhead
Shortly after Tropical Cyclone Olwyn made landfall near Cape Cuvier in Western Australia early on March 13, NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Environmental Sciences Europe
Novel monitoring tools tackle chemical surface waters pollution
In the context of the Water Framework Directive, a European report on aquatic effect-based monitoring tools has been published with the aim of supporting the Directive's monitoring programs: surveillance, operational and investigative. Published in Springer's journal Environmental Sciences Europe, the paper 'The European technical report on aquatic effect-based monitoring tools under the water framework directive' summarizes the technical contents and findings of the report with the aim of strengthening the link between science and regulation.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

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