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Public Release: 6-May-2015
Surfing's global elite collaborate to explore the challenges of sustainability
The surfing world's most powerful figures and practitioners have been brought together for a new book. Published by University of Plymouth Press, it explores how the industry is grappling with the global challenge of sustainability.

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
01-752-588-004
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Nature
Researchers discover missing link in the evolution of complex cells
In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that represents a missing link in the evolution of complex life. The study provides a new understanding of how, billions of years ago, the complex cell types that comprise plants, fungi, but also animals and humans, evolved from simple microbes.

Contact: Thijs Ettema
thijs.ettema@icm.uu.se
46-070-538-4219
Uppsala University

Public Release: 6-May-2015
PLOS ONE
Fishermen, communities need more than healthy fish stocks
A new tool ranks the vitality of a fishery by looking at its economic and community benefits as well as its ecological health.
International Coalition of Fisheries Associations, World Bank, US Department of Agriculture, Walton Family Foundation, US Agency for International Development

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Plasticity Forum 4th International Conference
Plasticity Forum to host its 4th international conference in Cascais, Portugal
The Plasticity Forum will hold its 4th annual conference on June 8-9 in Cascais, Portugal. The forum will bring together approximately 200 business leaders and experts to discuss innovative solutions to the growing plastic pollution problem facing land and marine environments.

Contact: Jeff Dillow
jeff@hollywoodpr.net
774-773-9571
Hollywood Public Relations

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Understand the effects of fire on aquatic ecosystems
Scientists to examine wildfire effects on fish habitat
Fire and aquatic scientists will gather in Portland, Ore., on the brink of an anticipated severe wildfire season to discuss how wildfires may help or hurt habitat for salmon, trout and other aquatic life and how restoration of fish habitat can improve its resiliency to fire and other influences such as climate change.

Contact: Michael Milstein
michael.milstein@noaa.gov
503-231-6268
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Marine Mammal Science
Just like humans, dolphins have social networks
They may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but dolphins do, in fact, form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends, according to a recent study by scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University.

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Yap Island typhoon warning in place for Noul
Tropical Storm Noul is still threatening Yap Island located in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-May-2015
NASA IMERG sees Australia's bicoastal rainfall
The rainfall accumulation analysis above was computed from data generated by the Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) during the period from April 28 to May 3, 2015. During this period IMERG algorithms continuously merged and interpolated satellite passive microwave precipitation estimates and microwave-calibrated infrared satellite estimates over the entire globe.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Marine Geology
Slowdown after Ice Age sounds a warning for Great Barrier Reef's future
Environmental factors similar to those affecting the present day Great Barrier Reef have been linked to a major slowdown in its growth 8,000 years ago, research led by the University of Sydney, Australia shows.
Australian Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Verity Leatherdale
verity.leatherdale@sydney.edu.au
61-403-067-342
University of Sydney

Public Release: 4-May-2015
PLOS ONE
Study shows dietary supplements are good for coral health
Most people know the health benefits of taking daily supplements, but what about endangered corals? A new study led by University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers found that the critically endangered Staghorn coral may benefit from supplemental nutrition to mitigate the adverse impacts of global climate change.
MOTE Marine Laboratories 'Protect Our Reefs' Grant, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
305-421-4704
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Climate Change
New climate projections paint bleak future for tropical coral reefs
As greater atmospheric carbon dioxide boosts sea temperatures, tropical corals face a bleak future. New climate model projections show that conditions are likely to increase the frequency and severity of coral disease outbreaks, reports a team of researchers led by Cornell University scientists, published today in Nature Climate Change.
NOAA Climate Program Office and National Science Foundation

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-7701
Cornell University

Public Release: 4-May-2015
2015 Adhesive and Sealant Council Annual Meeting
Puget Sound's clingfish could inspire better medical devices, whale tags
Researchers at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories are looking at how the biomechanics of clingfish could be helpful in designing devices and instruments to be used in surgery and even to tag and track whales in the ocean.
National Science Foundation, The Seaver Foundation

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 4-May-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Noul strengthening, organizing
The RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station and measures surface winds gathered data that showed newborn Tropical Storm Noul strengthening and organizing.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2015
Law enforcement and national security agencies could benefit from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology able to determine a person's age, race and gender with high fidelity.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-May-2015
AAPG Bulletin
Juvenile shale gas in Sweden
A new hydrogeochemical approach shows the juvenile age of shale gas.

Contact: F. Ossing
ossing@gfz-potsdam.de
49-331-288-1040
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Geoscience
Ocean currents disturb methane-eating bacteria
Bacteria that feed on methane can control its concentration once it is released from the ocean floor. This can potentially stop the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere. But ocean currents can easily disturb dinner, according to new study in Nature Geoscience.
Norwegian Research Council

Contact: Maja Sojtaric
maja.sojtaric@uit.no
CAGE - Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Climate and Environment

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Geoscience
India drift
MIT researchers explain mystery of India's rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years ago.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Current Biology
Gigantic whales have stretchy 'bungee cord' nerves
University of British Columbia researchers have discovered a unique nerve structure in the mouth and tongue of rorqual whales that can double in length and then recoil like a bungee cord. The stretchy nerves explain how the massive whales are able to balloon an immense pocket between their body wall and overlying blubber to capture prey during feeding dives.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Contact: Chris Balma
balma@science.ubc.ca
604-822-5082
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Current Biology
These gigantic whales have nerves like bungee cords
Nerves aren't known for being stretchy. In fact, 'nerve stretch injury' is a common form of trauma in humans. But researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 4 have discovered that nerves in the mouths and tongues of rorqual whales can more than double their length with no trouble at all.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-335-6270
Cell Press

Public Release: 1-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ocean fronts improve climate and fishery production, study finds
A recent study by the University of Georgia found that ocean fronts -- separate regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water -- act to increase production in the ocean. Brock Woodson's research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed how fronts can be incorporated into current climate and fisheries models to account for small-scale interactions in fishery production and cycling of elements such as carbon and nitrogen in the ocean.

Contact: Brock Woodson
bwoodson@uga.edu
706-542-9574
University of Georgia

Public Release: 1-May-2015
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Lousy sockeye are lousy competitors
With major funding from several groups, including NSERC, an SFU doctoral student has made a key discovery regarding Fraser River sockeye's vulnerability to sea lice. Their recently published research indicates that juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon that are highly infected with sea lice are 20 percent less successful at consuming food than their lightly infected counterparts. The study appears online in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 1-May-2015
NASA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Quang making landfall in Western Australia
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Quang as it was making landfall near Learmonth, Western Australia on May 1.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Marine Technology Society Journal
Listening for whales and fish in the Northwest Atlantic ocean
Scientists are using a variety of buoys and autonomous underwater vehicles to record and archive sounds from marine mammals and fish species in the western North Atlantic through a new listening network known as the US Northeast Passive Acoustic Sensing Network (NEPAN). Researchers hope NEPAN will be the first link in an extensive listening network that would extend along the entire US East Coast, and eventually to waters around the US.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of Defense's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program, US Navy's Living Marine Resources Program, Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division and others

Contact: Shelley Dawicki
shelley.dawicki@noaa.gov
508-495-2378
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Conservation Biology
NASA contributes to first global review of Arctic marine mammals
A recently published multinational study attempted to gauge the population trends of Arctic marine mammals and changes in their habitat, identify missing scientific information, and provide recommendations for the conservation of Arctic marine mammals over the next decades.
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Danish Ministry of the Environment, NASA

Contact: Maria-Jose Vinas
maria-jose.vinasgarcia@nasa.gov
301-614-5883
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Quang develop an eye
Tropical Cyclone Quang strengthened during the early morning hours of April 30, Eastern Daylight Time/US, and developed an eye. The stronger Quang neared the coast of Western Australia and triggered warnings.
NASA

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

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