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Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
New fluorescent protein from eel revolutionizes key clinical assay
Unagi, the sea-going Japanese freshwater eel, harbors a fluorescent protein that could serve as the basis for a revolutionary new clinical test for bilirubin, a critical indicator of human liver function, hemolysis, and jaundice, according to researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute. The discovery also sheds light on the mysterious and endangered Unagi that could contribute to its conservation.

Contact: Juliette Savin

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Global Change Biology
Rapid adaptation is purple sea urchins' weapon against ocean acidification
In the race against climate change and ocean acidification, some sea urchins may still have a few tricks up their spiny sleeves, suggesting that adaptation will likely play a large role for the sea creatures as the carbon content of the ocean increases.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
NASA finds Tropical Depression Yagi's strongest side, now waning
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite on June 11 showed that Tropical Depression Yagi's strongest quadrant was east of its center.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Life underground
Genetic research published June 12 in Nature by scientists from the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute reveals active bacteria, fungi and other microbes living in 5 million-year-old ocean sediment.
National Science Foundation, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
University of Delaware

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Nature Communications
Questions rise about seeding for ocean C02 sequestration
A study suggests that iron fertilization, the process of putting iron into the ocean to encourage the growth of C02 capturing alga blooms, could backfire.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Tona Kunz
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Research shows male guppies reproduce even after death
Performing experiments in a river in Trinidad, evolutionary biologist David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside and colleagues have found that male guppies -- small freshwater fish -- continue to reproduce for at least ten months after they die, living on as stored sperm in females, who have much longer lifespans than males. While it is well known that guppies store sperm, Reznick and his team had never before thought of the extent of the storage.
National Science Foundation, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Nature Communications
Moving iron in Antarctica
Georgia Tech research published online in Nature Communications indicates that diatoms stuff more iron into their silica shells than they actually need. As a result, there's not enough iron to go around, and the added iron during fertilization experiments may stimulate less productivity than expected.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jason Maderer
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
University of Chicago and Marine Biological Laboratory agree to form affiliation
The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. have agreed to form an affiliation that will strengthen both institutions' missions of leadership and innovation in scientific research and education.

Contact: Jeremy Manier
University of Chicago

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Preparing for the next megathrust
A new study published today in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences presents our first glimpse back in geologic time of the recurrence interval of large and megathrust earthquakes impacting the vulnerable BC outer coastline.

Contact: Jenny Ryan
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Annual Meeting of the National Project Malaspina
Spanish researchers sequence the genome of global deep ocean
A team of Spanish researchers, coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council, has started to sequence the genome of the global deep ocean. They are using more than 2,000 samples of microorganisms collected in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans during the Malaspina Expedition. This collection of marine microbial genomic, the first in the world on a global scale, will provide new clues about a reservoir of biodiversity yet to explore.

Contact: Ainhoa Goñi
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Frontiers in Integrative Physiology
Harbor porpoises can thank their worst enemy, the killer whale for their success
The harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is a whale species that is doing quite well in coastal and busy waters. They are found in large numbers throughout the Northern Hemisphere from Mauritania to Alaska, and now researchers from the University of Southern Denmark explain why these small toothed whales are doing so well: The harbor porpoise can thank their worst enemy, the killer whale, for their success.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Genetic maps of ocean algae show bacteria-like flexibility
A seven-year effort by 75 researchers from 12 countries to map the genome of the coccolithophore, Emiliania huxleyi, has revealed a set of core genes that mix and match with a set of variable genes that likely allows E. huxleyi, or Ehux, to adapt to different environments. Their results are described in the latest issue of Nature.
US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute

Contact: Kim Martineau
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Deep biosphere harbors active, growing communities of microorganisms
The deep biosphere -- the realm of sediments far below the seafloor -- harbors a vast ecosystem of bacteria, archaea, and fungi that are actively metabolizing, proliferating, and moving, according a new study by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Delaware.

Contact: Press Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Chalking up a marine blooming alga: Genome fills a gap in the tree of life
Carbon dioxide is released when the calcium carbonate "armor" of the photosynthetic alga Emiliania huxleyi forms, but Ehux can trap as much as 20 percent of organic carbon derived from CO2 in some marine ecosystems. Its versatility in either contributing to primary production or adding to CO2 emissions makes Ehux a critical player in the marine carbon cycle. The Ehux genome sequence was compared with other algal sequences in the June 12, 2013 edition of Nature.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Journal of Experimental Biology
'Seeing' and communication: Electric fish style
Weakly electric fish are intriguing animals. They perceive their environment and communicate through a sense that we can barely imagine: They "feel" self-generated electric fields. Ever since the discovery, scientists have been fascinated by this ability and in a collection of review articles compiled by Rudiger Krahe and Eric Fortune, The Journal of Experimental Biology brings together all of the most recent and intriguing breakthroughs in our understanding of these exotic animals.

Contact: Nicola Stead
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Turtles watch for, snack on gelatinous prey while swimming
Loggerhead turtles use visual cues to find gelatinous prey to snack on as they swim in open waters, according to research published June 12 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Tomoko Narazaki and colleagues from the University of Tokyo, Japan.

Contact: Jyoti Madhusoodanan

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
Patent awarded today to NJIT for novel use of water jets to create high tensile strength alloy parts
US Patent Number 8,459,078 entitled "System and Method for Forming of Tubular Parts" discloses a method for using propellant driven water. It teaches a method in which a combustion chamber generates a gas to drive water through a tubular part with sufficient force to mold the part into the form provided by the die surrounding the high tensile strength alloy work piece.

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
NASA's TRMM Satellite sees Andrea's heavy rains in Cuba, US East Coast
The TRMM data showed rainfall totals on the order of 400 to 500 mm (~16 to 20 inches) stretching from the eastern tip of the Yucatan to western Cuba and over the southeast Gulf of Mexico.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
NASA satellite sees Tropical Storm Yagi just south of Japan
Tropical Storm Yagi is not expected to make landfall in Japan, but NASA satellite imagery showed that the storm was just south of the big island.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
Fishing for carpets
Nine thousand kilos of discarded fishing nets have been collected for recycling into carpet tiles, drastically transforming littered beaches along the Danajon Bank, Philippines.

Contact: Smita Singh
Zoological Society of London

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
PLOS Biology
Do parasites upset food web theory?
Parasites comprise a large proportion of the diversity of species in every ecosystem, but are rarely included in analyses or models of food webs. If parasites play different roles from other predators and prey, however, their inclusion could fundamentally alter our understanding of how food webs are organized. A new paper has shown that including parasites does alter the structure of food webs, but most changes occur because of an increase in diversity and complexity.

Contact: Bryan Ghosh

Public Release: 10-Jun-2013
Freshwater Biology
Plunging fish numbers linked to dam releases
A Griffith University led study has thrown cold water on the notion that large dam releases compensate for the effects of interrupting natural water flows.

Contact: Helen Wright
Griffith University

Public Release: 10-Jun-2013
GSA Bulletin
7 new GSA Bulletin articles posted online ahead of print
New GSA BULLETIN articles posted online ahead of print on June 7 cover granite, granitoids, and kimberlite; Garwood Valley Antarctica; Death Valley, California, USA; Esan Volcanic Complex, Japan; and Little Lake, California, USA. Some questions addressed include how melting affects granite emplacement; "how do you bury an ancient remnant ice sheet?"; how glaciation affected the evolution of Death Valley; and the risk of eruption at the Esan Volcanic Complex.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 10-Jun-2013
Earthquake swarms; marine Ediacaran fossil traces; Alca obsidian; Mammoth Mountain
Studies in this latest batch of GEOLOGY postings cover tiny Ediacara organisms, CO2 gas following seismic swarms, the growth of Mount Everest, methane seeps, the remarkably modern character of Cretaceous seawater composition, geodynamic models of the assembly of Rodinia and Gondwana, and whether subduction zones are invading the Atlantic. Other studies cover the Danube Basin, the Andes, the Central Range of Taiwan; and the seafloor near Costa Rica. All article abstracts are open access online.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 10-Jun-2013
NASA sees Tropical Storm Yagi spinning in Western Pacific Ocean
Tropical Storm Yagi developed over the weekend of June 8 and 9 in the Western North Pacific from Tropical Depression 03W and NASA satellites captured the storm coming together.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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