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Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
ZooKeys
Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi Arabia
A new hard coral species Pachyseris inattesa is described from the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Although the Red Sea is famous as an important region of marine biodiversity it has remained deeply understudied and we are still to discover its innermost secrets. The study was published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Tullia I. Terraneo
tulliaisotta.terraneo@kaust.edu.sa
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Older coral species more hardy, UT Arlington biologists say
An examination of disease patterns in 14 species of Caribbean corals facing stressors like climate change and pollution shows older species are faring better. The newly-published research could give clues about what coral reefs will look like in the future.
National Science Foundation, NOAA

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
NASA sees no punch left in Tropical Storm Julio
Tropical Storm Julio doesn't have any strong thunderstorms or strong convection left in it according to infrared satellite imagery from NASA.
NASA

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
NASA satellite spots a weakening Karina, now a tropical storm
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Karina before it weakened to a tropical storm early on Aug. 15 and imagery showed the vertical wind shear was already taking its toll.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
NASA sees Tropical Storm Julio now far from Hawaii
Hurricane Julio moved past the Hawaiian Islands like a car on a highway in the distance, and NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm, now downgraded to a tropical storm located more than 700 miles away. Julio is far enough away from Hawaii so that there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
NASA sees fragmented thunderstorm bands wrapped around Tropical Storm Karina
Although Tropical Storm Karina is still strengthening in the Eastern Pacific Ocean NASA's Aqua satellite revealed a large band of fragmented thunderstorms wrapping into its center from the north.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Tropical Storm Karina forms in Eastern Pacific near Socorro Island
Socorro Island in the Eastern Pacific received an unwelcome tropical visitor on the morning of August 13 when satellite data confirmed the formation of Tropical Storm Karina.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
Lionfish characteristics make them more 'terminator' than predator
New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the 'terminator' of movie fame. In behavior that is called 'alarming,' it appears that in some cases lionfish will continue to hunt until the last fish of a local population is dead.
National Science Foundation, Cape Eleuthera Institute of the Bahamas

Contact: Kurt Ingeman
ingemank@science.oregonstate.edu
541-908-0805
Oregon State University

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Hurricane Julio and 2 tropical lows 'bookend' Hawaii
Infrared satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows three tropical system s in the Central Pacific Ocean that appears like bookends with Hawaii in between.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Frontiers in Marine Science
York survey highlights ocean research priorities
Declines in ocean productivity, increases in ocean acidification, and the cumulative effects of multiple stressors on ocean health are among the most pressing issues facing coastal and maritime countries, according to a survey of scientists by a University of York researcher.

Contact: Caron Lett
caron.lett@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22029
University of York

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans
Snow has thinned on Arctic sea ice
Modern measurements and historic observations provide a decades-long record showing that the snowpack on Arctic sea ice is thinning.
NASA, US Interagency Arctic Buoy Program

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Earth System Dynamics
Antarctica could raise sea level faster than previously thought
Ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimeters to the global sea level rise within this century, a new study shows. For the first time, an international team of scientists provide a comprehensive estimate on the full range of Antarctica's potential contribution to global sea level rise based on physical computer simulations. Led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the study combines a whole set of state-of-the-art climate models and observational data with various ice models.

Contact: PIK Press Office
press@pik-potsdam.de
49-331-288-2507
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Aquatic Conservation: Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems
Giant Amazon fish becoming extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others
An international team of scientists, including researchers from Virginia Tech, compared mainstream bioeconomic theory with the lesser-known 'fishing-down' theory, to discover that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities.

Contact: Lynn Davis
davisl@vt.edu
540-231-6157
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Young blue sharks use central North Atlantic nursery
Blue sharks may use the central North Atlantic as a nursery prior to males and females moving through the ocean basin in distinctly different patterns.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Dolphins and whales experience pleasure
Whales and dolphins squeal when they receive a reward, but do they squeal to inform nearby members of the pod that they have found food, or are the squeals expressions of delight? Sam Ridgway analyzed the time delay between dolphins and whales receiving a reward and their squeals and realized that the delay is the same as the delay between a pleasant experience and dopamine release in the brain, suggesting that the animals experience pleasure.
US Navy Marine Mammal Program

Contact: Kathryn Knight
kathryn@biologists.com
44-012-234-25525
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Minke whales lunge 100 times/hour to feed under sea ice
Minke whales are one of the most common whales in Antartica, but also one of the most vulnerable. Little was known about how these small whales feed until Ari Friedlaender and colleagues attached tags to two animals that measured their movements showing that the whales do not need to be killed to study their feeding behaviour and that they perform over 100 lunges per hour under the sea ice.
National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs, RAPID

Contact: Kathryn Knight
kathryn.knight@biologists.com
44-012-234-25525
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Tropical Storm Iselle departs Hawaii while Julio stays well north
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Tropical Storm Iselle and gathered data on clouds and rainfall as it affected Hawaii.
NASA

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

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
NASA sees the end of Tropical Depression Genevieve
Cloud tops were warming and precipitation was waning in Tropical Depression Genevieve when NASA's Aqua satellite flew overhead. Genevieve moved through all three Pacific Ocean regions (eastern, central and western) in its two week lifetime and met its end today.
NASA

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

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
NASA sees a weaker Tropical Storm Julio far north of Hawaii
Tropical Storm Julio continues to weaken as it moves through cooler waters of the Central Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
PeerJ
The Maldives and the whale shark: The world's biggest fish adds value to paradise
They are the largest fish in the world but the impact of this majestic and charismatic animal on the economy of the island nation of the Maldives was largely unknown. A new study by scientists of the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme reveals that a small group of whale sharks in a single Maldivian Atoll accounts for nearly 3 percent of the global shark ecotourism and nearly half that of the Maldives'.

Contact: Richard Rees
richard@maldiveswhalesharkresearch.org
PeerJ

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
99th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
Climate change, predators, and the trickle down effects on ecosystems
Because predator species are animals that survive by preying on other organisms, they send ripples throughout the food web, regulating the effects other animals have on that ecosystem. Ecologists are just beginning to understand how the impacts of climate change are affecting predatory keystone species and their ecosystems.

Contact: Alison Mize
alison@esa.org
703-625-3628
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
CU-Boulder study paved way for stocking state's 'true' greenback cutthroat into wild
A genetic sleuthing effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder that resulted in the identification of Colorado's 'true' native greenback cutthroat trout two years ago has come full circle with the stocking of the official state fish into Colorado's high country.

Contact: Jessica Metcalf
jessicaLmetcalf@gmail.com
720-224-5522
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Julio embarking on weakening trend
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued its 30th warning on Julio today at 1500 GMT. Julio's position at this point is 395 miles northeast of Honolulu, Hawaii, moving northwest at 8 knots per hour.
NASA

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Climate change negatively impacting Great Lakes, GVSU researcher says
Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including impacts to recreational value, drinking water potential, and becoming more suited to invasive species and infectious pathogens, according to a Grand Valley State University researcher.
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Contact: Nate Hoekstra
hoekstna@gvsu.edu
616-331-8138
Grand Valley State University

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Megascale icebergs run aground
Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, have found between Greenland and Spitsbergen the scours left behind on the sea bed by gigantic icebergs.

Contact: Sina Loeschke
medien@awi.de
49-471-483-12008
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

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