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Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Nature Geoscience
Uplifted island
The island Isla Santa María in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle.

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bass use body's swimming muscles to suck in food
Bass are strong swimmers but they can't capture prey without also exerting a powerful suction into their mouths. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the power to form that vacuum comes from the very same muscles they use to swim.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Depression Bill tracking through US
Tropical Depression Bill continues to be a soaker as it travels in an east-northeasterly direction from Arkansas toward the Ohio Valley.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal launches new collaboration tools, ocean stories
This week, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean and partners launched new features on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal -- an online toolkit and resource center that helps stakeholders find and visualize ocean use data through mapping.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Contact: Arlo Hemphill
ahemphill@midatlanticocean.org
202-746-3484
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
Physiology 2015
MARCO applauds fishery council move to protect deep sea corals
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) applauds the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council on their recent approval of an amendment to protect deep sea corals from the impacts of fishing gear in the Mid-Atlantic.

Contact: Arlo Hemphill
ahemphill@midatlanticocean.org
202-746-3484
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
Researchers discover deep sea sharks are buoyant
In a study published recently, scientists from the University of Hawai'i -- Mānoa and University of Tokyo revealed that two species of deep-sea sharks, six-gill and prickly sharks, are positively buoyant -- they have to work harder to swim downward than up, and they can glide uphill for minutes at a time without using their tails.

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
mworkman@hawaii.edu
808-956-3151
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
Proposed floodplain restoration reduces flood risk and restores salmon habitat
Salmon are severely impacted by the loss of floodplain habitats. In few places is this more pronounced than in Oregon's Tillamook Bay, where nearly 90 percent of estuaries' tidal wetlands have been lost to development -- threatening the survival of federally-protected coho salmon and the safety of the local community. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, NOAA Fisheries, and others have come together to reduce flood risk, increase resiliency of the ecosystem, and restore salmon habitat in Tillamook Bay.

Contact: Megan Morlock
Megan.Morlock@noaa.gov
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
Alaska researcher investigates fin whale deaths
At least nine fin whales have been discovered floating dead in waters from Kodiak to Unimak Pass since late May. 'It is an unusual and mysterious event that appears to have happened around Memorial Day weekend,' said Kate Wynne, an Alaska Sea Grant marine mammal specialist and University of Alaska Fairbanks professor. 'We rarely see more than one fin whale carcass every couple of years.'

Contact: Deborah Mercy
damercy@alaska.edu
907-274-9698
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
NASA provides many views of Tropical Depression Bill
NASA provided four different views of Tropical Depression Bill as it continued traveling through the south-central US and into the Ohio Valley.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
Former hurricane Carlos has dissipated, Carlos (was 03E -- Eastern Pacific)
Former hurricane Carlos is now just a memory as the former tropical cyclone dissipated over western Mexico early on June 18.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition
Water screening: International hunt for unknown molecules
Day in, day out harmful substances leech into the ground: we all contribute to chemicals in the water cycle. On top of this come natural substances from the environment. A single environmentally relevant water sample contains up to several thousand different organic molecules. But what are these substances? Over 8,000 molecule profiles have already been stored in a public database for future analysis. This preventative water screening system is now being expanded internationally and harmonized with further strategies in the 'FOR-IDENT' project.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Stefanie Reiffert
reiffert@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0519
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 18-Jun-2015
Sailing through changing oceans
In the current context of global change, sustainable and responsible exploitation of the oceans can be realized only through a deep understanding of the ocean processes and of the associated ecosystems spanning every latitude of planet Earth. This is the key concept advocated by a new position paper from the European Science Foundation.

Contact: Paola Campus
pcampus@esf.org
European Science Foundation

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
International spacecraft carrying NASA's Aquarius instrument ends operations
An international Earth-observing mission launched in 2011 to study the salinity of the ocean surface ended June 8 when an essential part of the power and attitude control system for the SAC-D spacecraft, which carries NASA's Aquarius instrument, stopped operating. The Aquarius instrument successfully achieved its science objectives and completed its primary three-year mission in November 2014.
NASA, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales

Contact: Rani Gran
rani.c.gran@nasa.gov
301-286-2483
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Satellites enable coral reef science leap from Darwin to online
With Earth-observing satellite data, scientists can now monitor the health of coral reefs, even in the most remote regions scattered around the globe where it is otherwise difficult to see changes.
NASA, NOAA, United States Geological Survey

Contact: Audrey Haar
Audrey.j.haar@nasa.gov
240-684-0808
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
The Condor
Coordinating across 8 agencies to count vulnerable shorebirds
American oystercatcher nests are sparsely distributed, time-intensive to find, and often in remote locations, all adding to the challenge of estimating the size of their breeding population. However, a new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications demonstrates that a new, simplified survey method, coordinated across eight agencies, has tremendous potential to provide accurate population estimates and aid in the species' conservation.

Contact: Nathan Hostetter
njhostet@ncsu.edu
Central Ornithology Publication Office

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
Alaska glaciers make large contributions to global sea level rise
Alaska's melting glaciers are adding enough water to the Earth's oceans to cover the state of Alaska with a 1-foot thick layer of water every seven years, a new study shows.

Contact: Nanci Bompey
nbompey@agu.org
202-777-7524
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
NASA shows a weaker compact tropical storm Carlos
Hurricane Carlos weakened to a tropical storm on June 17 and remains a small storm that appears tightly wound on satellite imagery. Carlos is expected to spin down quickly.
NASA

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
NASA sees Bill make Texas landfall, weaken to a depression
A NASA animation of imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite shows the progression of Tropical Storm Bill through the western Gulf of Mexico, landfall in east Texas and weakening into a depression west of Dallas.
NASA

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Average 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico in 2015, U-M and partners predict
A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting an average but still large 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico this year.
NOAA

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
Marine monitoring to help protect lives at sea
In order to save lives at sea, the National Oceanography Centre is joining six research organizations to provide a world-class marine monitoring and forecasting service, which could be used to improve marine rescue operations.
The European Union

Contact: Holly Peacock
holly.peacock@noc.ac.uk
44-023-805-96388
National Oceanography Centre, UK

Public Release: 17-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
Barnacles go with the flow to find a home on dolphin fins
Highly specialized coronulid barnacles may be able to identify and attach to the fins of quick-swimming dolphins, locating areas suited for finding food and developing larvae.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Science
Hi-tech tracking tags expand aquatic animal research opportunities, collaborations
Advances in acoustic and satellite technologies are allowing researchers to track animals large and small across great distances, even in challenging ocean environments, leading to significant new knowledge about the behavior, interactions, movements, and migrations of many species, from tiny fish to sea turtles and whales.
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center

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

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Bill making landfall in Texas
Tropical Storm Bill was making landfall at 11 a.m. CDT on Matagorda Island, Texas, on June 16 as NASA and NOAA satellites gathered data on the storm. At NASA a movie of Bill's landfall was created using data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite. The center of Bill is expected to move inland over south-central Texas during the afternoon and night of June 16.
NASA

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

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Harmful Algae
Toxic algal blooms behind Klamath River dams create health risks far downstream
A new study has found that toxic algal blooms in reservoirs on the Klamath River can travel more than 180 miles downriver in a few days, survive passage through hydroelectric turbines and create unsafe water conditions on lower parts of the river in northern California. They can accumulate to concentrations that can pose health risks to people, pets and wildlife, and improved monitoring and public health outreach is needed to address this issue.
Pacificorp

Contact: Theo Dreher
theo.dreher@oregonstate.edu
541-737-1795
Oregon State University

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
NASA sees Hurricane Carlos causing coastal complications
Hurricane Carlos has been crawling up the coast of southwestern Mexico, weakening and re-strengthening to hurricane force. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the hurricane as it continued to cause coastal complications for the residents of western Mexico.
NASA

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

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