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Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
This week from AGU: The Fundao Dam, cyanobacteria, and three new research papers
This week from AGU are papers on the Fundao Dam, cyanobacteria, and three new research papers.

Contact: Lillian Steenblik Hwang
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
$4.2 million NSF grant helps biologist gather large-scale river measurements
Walter Dodds, university distinguished professor of biology, is part of a collaborative five-year, $4.2 million National Science Foundation project to better understand how climate change affects river systems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Walter Dodds
Kansas State University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
Southern right whale calf wounding by kelp gulls increased to nearly all over 4 decades
Wounding of southern right whale calves and mothers by kelp gulls has increased from 2 percent to 99 percent over four decades, according to a study published Oct. 21, 2015, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Carina Marón from the University of Utah and colleagues.

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
Thermal sensitivity of marine communities reveals the most vulnerable to global warming
The sensitivity of marine communities to ocean warming rather than rising ocean temperatures will have strong short-term impacts on biodiversity changes associated with global warming, according to new research.
Australian Research Council, Marine Biodiversity Hub

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
Lakes resist the introduction of new fish
Research from Umeå University in Sweden presents a new method of establishing how freshwater fish can defend themselves against an invasion of a new fish species. The method takes into account that resident species in a lake contribute at a varying degree to the resistance of the new species.

Contact: Ingrid Söderbergh
Umea University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
NASA spots Kate speeding away from the Bahamas
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellite both saw strong thunderstorms circling Tropical Storm Kate's center of circulation as the storm sped away from the Bahamas.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
NASA's Terra satellite sees landfall for Tropical Cyclone Megh
Tropical Cyclone Megh became the second tropical cyclone to make landfall in Yemen in one week. As Megh began land falling just north of Aden, Yemen, NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the tropical storm over the southeastern coast.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Study unlocks faster way to assess ocean ecosystem health
A new study published today identifies a set of features common to all ocean ecosystems that provide a visual diagnosis of the health of the underwater environment coastal communities rely on. Together, the features detail cumulative effects of threats -- such as overfishing, pollution, and invasive species -- so responders can act quickly to increase ocean resiliency and sustainability.

Contact: Jennie Lyons
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Acta Biomaterialia
Sea urchin spurs new ideas for lightweight materials
Materials researchers love sea creatures. Mother-of-pearl provokes ideas for smooth surfaces, clams inspire gluey substances, shark's skin is used to develop materials that reduce drag in water, and so on. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Chemistry have now found a model for strong, lightweight materials by diving below the sea surface to investigate a sea urchin cousin known as the heart urchin.

Contact: Jes Andersen
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Nature Geoscience
Northern lakes act as CO2 chimneys in a warming world
Many of the world's approximately 117 million lakes act as wet chimneys releasing large amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, into the atmosphere. The most recent estimates show that CO2 emissions from the world's lakes, water courses and reservoirs are equivalent to almost a quarter of all the carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels.

Contact: Gesa Weyhenmeyer
Uppsala University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
Geophysics could slow Antarctic ice retreat
The anticipated melting of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet could be slowed by two big factors that are largely overlooked in current computer models, according to a new study. The findings suggest that the impact on global sea levels from the retreating ice sheet could be less drastic -- or at least more gradual -- than recent computer simulations have indicated.
National Science Foundation, NOAA

Contact: Chris Chipello
McGill University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
2015 winners named in expanded AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards competition
Stories on the stressful impact of urban violence on children, the shared aptitudes of humans and songbirds for vocal learning, and the impact of climate change on the forests of Minnesota and beyond, are among the winners of the 2015 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. For the first time in the 70-year history of the program, entries were accepted from journalists around the globe in all award categories.
The Kavli Foundation

Contact: Earl Lane
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
Growing Antarctic ice sheet caused ancient Mediterranean to dry up
An international research team led by a scientist at New Zealand's University of Otago has resolved the mystery of the processes involved in the Mediterranean Sea drying up around 5.6 million years ago. The event, known as the Messinian Salinity Crisis, saw the Mediterranean become a 1.5km deep basin for around 270,000 years. It also left a kilometers-deep layer of salt due to seawater evaporation.

Contact: Dr Christian Ohneiser
University of Otago

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Scientists measure the 'beauty' of coral reefs
Almost every person has an appreciation for natural environments. In addition, most people find healthy or pristine locations with high biodiversity more beautiful and aesthetically pleasing than environmentally degraded locations. In a study which computed 'aesthetics' as it relates to coral reefs, a multidisciplinary group of researchers have shown that an objective computational analysis of photographic images can be used to assess the health of a coral reef.

Contact: Andi Haas

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Oil dispersants can suppress natural oil-degrading microorganisms, new study shows
The use of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate microbial crude oil degradation can in some cases inhibit microorganisms that naturally degrade hydrocarbons, according to a new study led by University of Georgia marine scientists. Their findings are based on laboratory-simulated conditions that mimic Gulf of Mexico deep waters immediately following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined microbial oil degradation in the Deepwater plume.
Ecosystem Impact of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf

Contact: Stephanie Schupska
University of Georgia

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Kate form, Bahamas under warning
NASA's Terra satellite saw the Atlantic Ocean's twelfth tropical depression as it was forming, and an animation of NOAA's GOES-East satellite data showed its development into Tropical Storm Kate near the Bahamas.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
NASA sees an elongated Tropical Cyclone Megh in the Gulf of Aden
Tropical Cyclone Megh moved past the Horn of Africa and into the Gulf of Aden when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead from space and captured an image of the second tropical cyclone to affect Yemen this year.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Microplate discovery dates birth of Himalayas
An international team of scientists has discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean -- helping identify when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred, leading to the birth of the Himalayas. Reported in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, the team of Australian and US scientists believe the collision occurred 47 million years ago when India and Eurasia initially smashed into each other.

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
University of Sydney

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Megh strengthening on approach to Socotra Island, Yemen
Yemen's Socotra Island just endured Cyclone Chapala and just a week later is facing a second tropical cyclone: Megh. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Megh and captured data on the strengthening storm on Nov., 6.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
Research and Reports in Biodiversity Studies
Marine invasive species benefiting from rising carbon dioxide levels
Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new report.

Contact: Andrew Merrington
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Complex skeletons evolved earlier than realized, fossils suggest
The first animals to have complex skeletons existed about 550 million years ago, fossils of a tiny marine creature unearthed in Namibia suggest.

Contact: Corin Campbell
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
The astounding genome of the dinoflagellate
Dinoflagellates live free-floating in the ocean or symbiotically with corals, serving up -- or as -- lunch to a host of mollusks, tiny fish and coral species. But when conditions are wrong, dinoflagellates poison shellfish beds with red tides and abandon coral reefs to a slow, bleached death. Globally, this is happening more and more often. Seeking answers, a team of researchers sequenced the complete genome of a dinoflagellate species for the first time.
Natural Science Foundation of China, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Kim Krieger
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Global climate change
Anthropogenic warming in the west Pacific likely contributed to the 2014 drought in East Africa, say UCSB and USGS climate scientists.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
NASA spots another Arabian Sea tropical cyclone forming
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite caught another tropical cyclone forming on Nov. 4, 2015, at 1255 UTC in the Arabian Sea.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-Nov-2015
Marine Mammal Science
Human intervention can help endangered Saimaa ringed seal adapt to climate change
Humans can help the critically endangered Saimaa ringed seal to cope with climate change. Manmade snow drifts developed in a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland improved the breeding success of seals during winters with poor snow conditions.

Contact: Miina Auttila
University of Eastern Finland

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