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August 10 to 15, 2014
99th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
Sacramento, California

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The Ecological Society of America's 99th Annual Meeting "From Oceans to Mountains: It's all Ecology" will meet in Sacramento, Cal., from Sunday evening, August 10, to Friday morning, August 15, at the Sacramento Convention Center.

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Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Wind shear wipes out Tropical Cyclone Elida
Strong northwesterly wind shear took its toll on Tropical Storm Elida, weakening it to a remnant low early on July 2.
NASA

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

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Future Earth to get globally distributed secretariat
Future Earth, a new international programme for global sustainability which brings together thousands of the world's leading researchers on global environmental change, will have a new secretariat with a unique and innovative structure that spans three continents. The announcement came today from the International Council for Science, on behalf of the members of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability.

Contact: Lucie Robidoux
lucie.robidoux@videotron.ca
514-571-6403
International Council for Science

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed
With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
International Union for Conservation of Nature

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Zone tropical coastal oceans; manage them more like land resources: Scientists
Leading international scientists today published a joint call for societies to introduce and enforce use zoning of Earth's coastal ocean waters, mirroring approaches commonly used to manage and protect land resources. The 24 scientists, from Canada, the USA, the UK, China, Australia, New Caledonia, Sweden and Kenya, underline that 20 percent of humanity -- mostly in developing countries -- lives within 100 km of a tropical coast and urge new management measures as population and climate impacts on coastal waters worsen.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
United Nations University

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Genetic study reveals vulnerability of northwest dolphins
A new study estimating population genetic structure of little-known dolphins inhabiting Western Australia's north coast highlights vulnerability.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting 2014
Blood donations could help reduce the risk of heart disease in shift workers
Austrian researchers have found that jetlag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers. However, these effects can be counterbalanced by fresh, young red blood cells -- making blood donations a potential therapy for shift workers.

Contact: Caroline Wood
cwood4@sheffield.ac.uk
07-891-211-052
Society for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 1-Jul-2014
Scientific Reports
Behind a marine creature's bright green fluorescent glow
Probing the mysterious glow of light produced naturally by animals, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have deciphered the structural components related to fluorescence brightness in the primitive sea creature known as amphioxus. The study carries implications for a variety of industries looking to maximize brightness of natural fluorescence, including applications in biotechnology such as adapting fluorescence for biomedical protein tracers and tracking gene expression in the human body.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Mario Aguilera or Robert Monroe
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 1-Jul-2014
Marine Biology
A case study of manta rays and lagoons
Doug McCauley chose one of the most isolated places in the world, Palmyra Atoll, to study the ecology of the Manta alfredi.

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

Public Release: 1-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers
Thought to dwell mostly near the ocean's surface, Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) are most often seen gliding through shallow, warm waters. But a new study by scientists at WHOI and international colleagues reveals that these large and majestic creatures are actually among the deepest-diving ocean animals.
National Science Foundation, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Harrison Foundation, Portuguese Foundation

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

Public Release: 1-Jul-2014
Global Change Biology
Scientists uncover the key to adaptation limits of ocean dwellers
The simpler a marine organism is structured, the better it is suited for survival during climate change. Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, discovered this in a new meta-study, which appears today in the research journal Global Change Biology.

Contact: Kristina Baer
medien@awi.de
49-471-483-12139
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

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