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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:Corals that have adapted to live in the hottest seas might now find themselves in danger due to global warming, according University of Southampton researchers. Learn more from Professor Jörg Wiedenmann in this video and on EurekAlert!.
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Public Release: 7-May-2015
Typhoon Noul beginning to strengthen in the West Pacific
Since its formation as a tropical depression three days ago, Typhoon Noul has taken on a general westward motion while steadily working its way across the central-west Pacific.
NASA

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

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Tropical disturbance in the North Atlantic likely to develop
Although the non-tropical low pressure system in the North Atlantic has moved little during the past several hours it has become better defined with increasing organization of the associated thunderstorm activity.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Tropical Depression 93W forms near Micronesia
Tropical Depression 93W formed on May 6, 2015, trailing on the heels of Typhoon Noul.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Not so cold-blooded creatures
A new study demonstrates certain warm-blooded fishes can swim faster and farther than their cold-blooded counterparts.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Micronesia warnings cancelled for Noul, Philippines next up
Typhoon Noul is currently moving west and will veer west-northwest, then later northwest. It is predicted that the storm will steadily intensify to 125 knots over the next three days. The projected trajectory will see Noul pass northeast of the Philippine Islands, whilst veering north towards Taiwan.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Sea lion strandings -- The view from the rookery
NOAA Fisheries wildlife biologist Sharon Melin describes conditions at the sea lion rookeries on the Channel Islands, where pups are going hungry because unusually warm water along the Pacific coast has made it more difficult for their mothers to find food.

Contact: jennie lyons
jennie.lyons@noaa.gov
301-427-8003
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Research Solutions for Aquaculture
Bigelow Laboratory exploring collaborations to enhance Maine's aquaculture competitiveness
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is hosting 50+ people involved in Maine's aquaculture industry on May 26 to explore how research and industry might join together to increase the resilience and international competitiveness of Maine's shellfish, finfish, and algal (both micro and macro) aquaculture businesses. The program will run from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Laboratory's East Boothbay Ocean Science and Education Campus.

Contact: Darlene Trew Crist
dtcrist@bigelow.org
207-315-2567 x103
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Public Release: 6-May-2015
PLOS ONE
Securing the supply of sea scallops for today and tomorrow
Good management has brought the $559 million United States sea scallop fishery back from the brink of collapse over the past 20 years. However, its current fishery management plan does not account for longer-term environmental change like ocean warming and acidification that may affect the fishery in the future. A group of researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, and Ocean Conservancy hope to change that.
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, National Science Foundation via the Carnegie Mellon Climate Energy and Decision Making Center, NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Contact: WHOI Media Relations Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Royal Society Open Science
Solomon Islands dolphin hunts cast spotlight on small cetacean survival
A new study on the impact of 'drive-hunting' dolphins in the Solomon Islands is casting a spotlight on the increasing vulnerability of small cetaceans around the world. From 1976 to 2013, more than 15,000 dolphins were killed by villagers in Fanalei alone, where a single dolphin tooth can fetch the equivalent of 70 cents -- an increase in value of five times just in the last decade.
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Pew Environmental Group, International Whaling Commission

Contact: Scott Baker
scott.baker@oregonstate.edu
541-272-0560
Oregon State University

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Scientists go high-tech to study fragile cold-water reefs
Coral reefs are generally associated with warm, shallow and crystal-clear waters in the tropics. Other species of coral, however, flourish in the deep cold ocean where they also form large reefs. Now researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have applied a technique to study these important and fragile cold water reefs without affecting them or altering their surrounding physical environment.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
University of Southern Denmark

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