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Public Release: 12-Jul-2013
NJIT professor collaborated on new federal report on Deepwater Horizon oil spill
NJIT professor Michel Boufadel is a co-author of a new expert report on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon-252 oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico.

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Jul-2013
Geology
Geology tracks eruptions, earthquakes, erosion, extinctions & more
Twenty-five new articles have been posted online ahead of print on Geology's website since 28 June. The science covers a gamut of topics, from microbial mats to super-eruptions; sand to monsoons; glaciers to sinkholes. All Geology articles go through a rigorous peer-review process prior to print. Geology is the highest rated journal for geoscience for the seventh year in a row, according to a 2012 Thomson Reuters survey.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 11-Jul-2013
PLOS ONE
Caribbean's native predators unable to stop aggressive lionfish population growth
"Ocean predator" conjures up images of sharks and barracudas, but the voracious red lionfish is out-eating them all in the Caribbean -- and Mother Nature appears unable to control its impact on local reef fish. That leaves human intervention as the most promising solution to the problem of this highly invasive species, said researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact: Kathy Neal
kcneal@unc.edu
919-740-5673
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 11-Jul-2013
Lionfish expedition: Down deep is where the big, scary ones live
The first expedition to use a deep-diving submersible to study the Atlantic Ocean lionfish invasion found something very disturbing -- at 300 feet deep, there were still significant populations of these predatory fish, and they were big. Big fish can reproduce much more efficiently than their younger, smaller counterparts, and lionfish can travel. This raises significant new concerns in the effort to control this invasive species that is devastating native fish populations on the Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean Sea.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Guy Harvey Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Green
greenst@science.oregonstate.edu
541-737-5364
Oregon State University

Public Release: 11-Jul-2013
Geology
Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation
A team of US and UK scientists has found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice sheet began forming. Ian Dalziel of the University of Texas at Austin and his colleagues report finding an ancient volcanic arc in the Scotia Sea that might have prevented the Antarctic Circumpolar Current from forming until millions of years after Antarctic glaciation began.
National Science Foundation, Natural Environment Research Council, Alfred Wegener Institute, British Antarctic Survey

Contact: Marc Airhart
mairhart@jsg.utexas.edu
512-471-2241
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 11-Jul-2013
Animal Behaviour
Ship noise impairs feeding and heightens predation risk for crabs
A study published in the journal Animal Behaviour found that the noise of passing ships disrupts feeding for the common shore crab. Perhaps worse, the team from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol also found that when threatened, crabs took longer to retreat to shelter and lost their natural 'play dead' behavior.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Contact: Jo Bowler
j.bowler@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 11-Jul-2013
Journal of Heredity
Killer whale genetics: Redefining stock structure in a marine top predator
By collecting 462 skin samples from both resident and transient wild killer whales in the northern North Pacific and characterizing individual genetic variability using two different genetic markers (mitochondrial DNA and nuclear microsatellites), scientists have discovered further subdivision within the whale stocks than was previously believed. In fact, the evidence is so strong that Parsons and her colleagues believe it's time to revise the killer whale stocks in the region.

Contact: Nancy Steinberg
nsteinberg@charter.net
American Genetic Association

Public Release: 11-Jul-2013
Current Biology
Glass sponges take advantage of retreating Antarctic ice shelves
The breakup and collapse of the Larsen A ice shelf in the western Weddell Sea in 1995 has resulted in fundamental changes to life on the sea bed in less than two decades. As reported by biologists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in the cover story of the current issue of the scientific journal Current Biology, Antarctic glass sponges have been the prime beneficiaries of the disappearance of the ice shelf.

Contact: Sina Loeschke
medien@awi.de
49-471-483-12008
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 11-Jul-2013
Current Biology
As ice cover disappears, life in the frigid Antarctic moves fast
It might be cold in the Antarctic, but that doesn't mean that life there necessarily moves slowly. A report appearing in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on July 11 reveals the discovery of a surprisingly fast-growing community of glass sponges in an area formerly covered by permanent ice. With the ice at the surface disappearing, those little-known sponges are launching a seafloor takeover.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
moleary@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 10-Jul-2013
Environmental Science and Technology
Discovery of the 'Plastisphere' -- a new marine ecological community
The masses of plastic debris that float over large areas of the world's oceans have become new ecological communities that scientists have named the "Plastisphere." Their report in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology suggests that these novel habitats in the North Atlantic Ocean may harbor potential disease-causing microbes.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 10-Jul-2013
Atmospheric Science Letters
Cloud brightening to cool seas can protect coral reefs
The seeding of marine clouds to cool sea surface temperatures could protect threatened coral reefs from being bleached by warming oceans. Research, published in Atmospheric Science Letters, proposes that a targeted version of the geo-engineering technique could give coral a fifty year 'breathing space' to recover from acidification and warming.

Contact: Ben Norman
Sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
44-012-437-70375
Wiley

Public Release: 10-Jul-2013
PLOS ONE
New virus discovered in stranded dolphin
Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues have identified a new virus associated with the death of a short-beaked dolphin found stranded on a beach in San Diego. It is the first time that a virus belonging to the polyomavirus family has been found in a dolphin. Results appear online in the journal PLOS ONE.

Contact: Timothy S. Paul
tp2111@columbia.edu
212-305-2676
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 10-Jul-2013
PLOS ONE
Sharks stun sardine prey with tail-slaps
Thresher sharks hunt schooling sardines in the waters off a small coral island in the Philippines by rapidly slapping their tails hard enough to stun or kill several of the smaller fish at once, according to research published July 10 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Simon Oliver of the Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project, and colleagues from other institutions.

Contact: Jyoti Madhusoodanan
jmadhusoodanan@plos.org
415-568-4545
PLOS

Public Release: 9-Jul-2013
Palaeogeoraphy, Palaeocilmatology, Palaeoecology
Journal highlights Arctic sea ice study by UM professor
New research by University of Montana bioclimatology Assistant Professor Ashley Ballantyne models the influence of Arctic sea ice on Arctic temperatures during the Pliocene era. His research was published in the Research Highlight section of the July issue of Nature Geoscience. The full paper will be published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology: An International Journal for the Geosciences.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ashley Ballantyne
ashley.ballantyne@umontana.edu
760-846-1391
The University of Montana

Public Release: 9-Jul-2013
Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice
ICCB symposium to examine ecosystem management
At the 26th International Congress for Conservation Biology, leading experts on ecosystem-based management will discuss what decision makers and researchers can learn from efforts that have been put into practice and what impacts these integrated ecosystem management projects have on coastal and marine systems and the people who depend on them. The symposium takes place on Thursday, July 25, at 8 a.m.

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 9-Jul-2013
Astrobiology
CU study shows how early Earth kept warm enough to support life
Solving the "faint young sun paradox" -- explaining how early Earth was warm and habitable for life beginning more than three billion years ago even though the sun was 20 percent dimmer than today -- may not be as difficult as believed, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Eric Wolf
eric.wolf@colorado.edu
240-461-8336
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 9-Jul-2013
NASA satellites see strong thunderstorms surround Typhoon Soulik's center
Visible and infrared satellite data show strong thunderstorms surrounding the low-level center of the tropical storm turned Typhoon Soulik.
NASA

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

Public Release: 9-Jul-2013
NASA sees Tropical Storm Chantal's heavy rainfall and towering thunderstorms
Two NASA satellites captured a look at Tropical Storm Chantal, from the inside and outside and revealed powerful, high thunderstorms dropping heavy rainfall.
NASA

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

Public Release: 9-Jul-2013
Alaska Satellite Facility debuts new image collection
A treasure trove of new images is now available through the Alaska Satellite Facility Distributed Active Archive Center.

Contact: Amy Hartley
amy.hartley@gi.alaska.edu
907-474-5823
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public Release: 9-Jul-2013
ZooKeys
Tiny new catfish species found in Rio Paraíba do Sul basin, Brazil
A new diminutive species of catfish was found in Rio Paraíba do Sul basin in Brazil. The genus to which the new Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis belongs represents a group of species endemic to Brazil. Although the new species is only around 3 cm in length it is still larger than the smallest catfish that is only 1 cm when sexually mature. The study was published in the open access journal Zookeys.

Contact: Gabriel de Souza da Costa e Silva
gabriel_biota@hotmail.com
143-880-0480
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 9-Jul-2013
NASA infrared data shows a shrunken Tropical Depression Erick
Infrared imagery from the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Erick, now a tropical depression has reduced in strength and size and continues to weaken.
NASA

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

Public Release: 9-Jul-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Japan, China and South Korea account for 84 percent of the macroalgae patents
The algae, traditionally cultivated for the food sector, are accessible marine resources as they grow in coastal areas. These crops increase by 7.5 percent on average every year and have become an important part of marine aquaculture through the diversification of demand for products based on macroalgae for bioenergy, cosmetics and biomedicine.

Contact: Alda Ólafsson
alda.olafsson@csic.es
34-915-681-499
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Public Release: 8-Jul-2013
NASA's TRMM satellite sees Tropical Storm Erick along Mexican coast
Tropical Storm Erick has been bringing some rain and rough surf along the southwestern coast of Mexico for a couple of days, and on July 7, 2013, NASA's TRMM satellite saw two areas of heavy rain within Erick on opposite ends of the storm. Meanwhile, the rainfall from the remnants of nearby Tropical Depression Dalila had dissipated.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2013
NASA satellite sees 2 views of Tropical Storm Soulik over Marianas Islands
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Soulik in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, the MODIS and AIRS instruments captured images that showed the storm's eastern quadrant covered the Marianas Islands and that the storm has become more organized in the last day.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2013
NASA sees Tropical Storm Chantal develop quickly in Atlantic
The third tropical cyclone of the Atlantic Ocean season developed in the Atlantic and not in the Gulf of Mexico as the previous two systems,Tropical Storm Chantal.
NASA

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

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