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Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Arctic 2050: Towards ecosystem-based management in a changing Arctic Ocean
Arctic 2050: Towards ecosystem-based management in a changing Arctic Ocean
About 150 scientists, policy makers and members of industry are gathering today at the 4th European Marine Board Forum in Brussels to discuss how best to manage the consequences of a changing Arctic Ocean for human health and well-being. The European Marine Board has convened this flagship event in collaboration with the European Polar Board, working in association with the European Science Foundation.

Contact: Veronica French
vfrench@esf.org
32-047-362-9574
European Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Astrobiology
Simulating how the Earth kick-started metabolism
Researchers have developed a new approach to simulating the energetic processes that may have led to the emergence of cell metabolism on Earth -- a crucial biological function for all living organisms.
Energy Leeds, Nuffield Foundation, NASA Astrobiology Institute

Contact: Sarah Reed
s.j.reed@leeds.ac.uk
44-113-343-4196
University of Leeds

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
GSA Bulletin
Alps to Appalachia; submarine channels to Tibetan plateau; Death Valley to arctic Canada
On Feb. 27 and March 6, 2014, GSA Bulletin published 11 articles online ahead of print, including two that are open access: 'O2 constraints from Paleoproterozoic detrital pyrite and uraninite' and 'Sediment transfer and deposition in slope channels: Deciphering the record of enigmatic deep-sea processes from outcrop.' Other articles cover geological features in the Alps; the Appalachians; Death Valley; India; the Himalaya; the Columbia River Basalt Province; San Simeon, Calif.; Kaua'i, Hawai'i; and arctic Canada.

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
NASA eyes 2 tropical cyclones east of Australia
NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites have been providing rainfall data, cloud heights and temperature and other valuable information to forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center as they track tropical cyclones Hadi and Lusi in the South Pacific.
NASA

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Ocean food web is key in the global carbon cycle
Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste. But that waste is pure gold to oceanographer David Siegel, director of the Earth Research Institute at UC Santa Barbara.

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
NASA saw some power in Tropical Cyclone Gillian before making landfall
NASA's TRMM satellite saw some towering thunderstorms in Tropical Cyclone Gillian before it made landfall over the Western Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia.
NASA

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
Aquaculture
Speed trap for fish catches domestic trout moving too slow
Washington State University researchers have documented dramatic differences in the swimming ability of domesticated trout and their wilder relatives. The study calls into question the ability of hatcheries to mitigate more than a century of disturbances to wild fish populations.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Kristy Bellinger
klbellin@gmail.com
402-960-1370
Washington State University

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Daniel Goodman Memorial Symposium
Ecologist to be memorialized with national symposium set for March 20-21
A symposium to honor the late Daniel Goodman, a Montana State University ecologist who died unexpectedly in 2012, will be held March 20-21 at the Museum of the Rockies.

Contact: Evelyn Boswell
evelynb@montana.edu
406-994-5135
Montana State University

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
NASA satellites eye troublesome Tropical Cyclone Lusi
Tropical Cyclone Lusi has spawned warnings and watches in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Zealand as it moves through the South Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Chemical spill activates Virginia Tech engineers in effort to determine long-term effects
Virginia Tech engineers snapped into action when more than 10,000 gallons of a chemical mixture leaked from a storage tank near Charleston, W.Va. Civil and environmental engineering graduate students jumped into the lab to develop analytical chemical techniques that isolated the six major components in the crude mixture and identified their chemical structures.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Environmental Science and Technology
New research shows elevated mercury from in-ground wastewater disposal
As towns across Cape Cod struggle with problems stemming from septic systems, a recent study by a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist focuses on one specific toxic by-product: mercury. In a study of local groundwater, biogeochemist Carl Lamborg found microbial action on wastewater transforms it into more mobile, more toxic forms of the element.

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

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Gillian and Hadi spell double tropical trouble around Queensland
On Friday, March 7, there were two tropical lows located east and west of Queensland, Australia. Those lows organized and intensified into Tropical Cyclone Gillian and Hadi and were caught together in one amazing image from NASA's Aqua satellite.
NASA

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

Public Release: 9-Mar-2014
Nature Geoscience
Sun's energy influences 1,000 years of natural climate variability in North Atlantic
Changes in the sun's energy output may have led to marked natural climate change in Europe over the last 1,000 years, according to researchers at Cardiff University. Scientists studying seafloor sediments found that changes in the sun's activity can have a considerable impact on the ocean-atmospheric dynamics in the North Atlantic, with potential effects on regional climate.
Natural Environment Research Council, National Science Foundation, Switzerland

Contact: Heath Jeffries
jeffrieshv1@cardiff.ac.uk
44-790-882-4029
Cardiff University

Public Release: 9-Mar-2014
Evolutionary Applications
Farm salmon pose clear reproductive threat to wild gene pools
New research from the University of East Anglia shows that while farmed salmon are genetically different to their wild counterparts, they are just as fertile. This is important information because millions of farmed salmon escape into the wild -- posing threats to wild gene pools. The research team say farmed salmon should be sterilised to protect wild gene pools.
Natural Environment Research Council, the Royal Society

Contact: Lisa Horton
l.horton@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-92764
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
NASA satellites see double tropical trouble for Queensland, Australia
There are two developing areas of tropical low pressure that lie east and west of Queensland, Australia.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Global Change Biology
Urgent need to study the impacts of biomass burning and haze on marine ecosystems
The unprecedented high levels of transboundary haze in Southeast Asia last year prompted Dr. Zeehan Jaafar, a lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Science, and Dr. Tse-Lynn Loh, a postdoctoral research associate at the Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research, John G. Shedd Aquarium, to critically evaluate the potential impacts of biomass burning and haze to marine ecosystems.

Contact: Kimberley Wang
kimberley.wang@nus.edu.sg
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Academy B
Study provides new information about the sea turtle 'lost years'
A new study satellite tracked 17 young loggerhead turtles in the Atlantic Ocean to better understand sea turtle nursery grounds and early habitat use during the 'lost years.' The study, conducted by a collaborative research team, including scientists from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, was the first long-term satellite tracking study of young turtles at sea.

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
786-256-4446
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Faxai stretching out
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite today revealed that wind shear was stretching out Tropical Cyclone Faxai and the storm was waning.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Navy transitions global ocean forecast system for public use
The Navy-developed Global Ocean Forecast System represents dual-use technology that will benefit civilian interests.

Contact: Daniel Parry
nrlpao@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2541
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Scientific Reports
Sulphur haunts the ghost wreck
Sulphur and iron accumulation has once again been found in wood samples from old shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea. This time the samples are from the merchant vessel Ghost wreck and the warships Sword and the Crown. Wood samples from the ships have been analyzed by a group of scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Stockholm University and University of Calgary. The results are published in the latest issue of Scientific Reports.

Contact: Carina Eliasson
carina.eliasson@science.gu.se
University of Gothenburg

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
PLOS ONE
3-D scans map widespread fish disease
Seventy-five percent of antibiotics in Danish fish farms is used to treat fish with enteric redmouth disease. With the help of 3-D scans, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have mapped how the fish are infected with the bacterium. The findings were recently published in the scientific publication PLOS ONE.

Contact: Martin Raida
mr@sund.ku.dk
45-60-66-67-01
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
PLOS ONE
Human activity influences beach bacterial diversity
Human activity influences ocean beach bacterial communities, and bacterial diversity may indicate greater ecological health and resiliency to sewage contamination.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
415-590-3558
PLOS

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
New fins evolve repeatedly in teleost fishes
Present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, which lies between the dorsal fin and tail, has no clear function and is thought to be vestigial. However, a new study analyzing their origins finds that these fins arose repeatedly and independently in multiple species -- a striking example of convergent evolution. In addition, adipose fins appear to have repeatedly and independently evolved a skeleton, offering a glimpse the evolution of vertebrate appendages.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
NASA satellite catches last glimpse of Kofi as a tropical cyclone
Tropical Cyclone Kofi was becoming an extra-tropical storm on Mar. 3, and NASA's Terra satellite captured its last hours as a tropical system.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
NASA satellite sees Faxai hit typhoon strength
NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the tropical cyclone called Faxai as it reached typhoon strength in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean today, Mar. 4.
NASA

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

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