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Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
TRMM satellite sees system 98W organizing near Guam, Marianas
NASA's TRMM satellite data revealed heavy rainfall and banding of thunderstorms around the southern quadrant of System 98W in the northwestern Pacific near Guam and the Marianas Islands.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
NASA sees super typhoon affecting Philippines and Taiwan, headed to China
The most powerful typhoon of 2013 (Usagi) was passing between northern Philippines and southern Taiwan on Sept. 19.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
NASA sees remnants of Hurricane Manuel soaking northern Mexico, Texas
Two NASA satellites observed Hurricane Manuel as it made landfall in northwestern Mexico and brought rainfall into southwestern Texas.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
NASA HS3 mission reveals Tropical Storm Humberto's hybrid core
NASA's Global Hawk 872 flew over Tropical Storm Humberto on Sept. 16 and 17 after it was reborn from remnants of its earlier life cycle.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
Lithosphere
Lithosphere interprets earth
The October 2013 Lithosphere is now online. Locations studied include the Central Iberian Massif in Spain; Arctic Alaska; the Wet Mountains of Central Colorado, USA; the Basgo Formation in northwest India; Crystal Geyser in southeastern Utah, USA; Knight Inlet in the southwestern Coast Mountains Batholith, British Columbia, Canada; and three crustal-scale shear zones in the western Canadian Shield of northern Saskatchewan. Lithosphere is published bimonthly in hardcopy; articles are posted online as they become available.

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
NASA sees super-rapid intensification of Supertyphoon Usagi
The radar on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite captured an image of Supertyphoon Usagi near the end of a 24-hour period in which Usagi intensified by 65 knots.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
Global Change Biology
Climate change: Polar bears change to diet with higher contaminant loads
Over the past 30 years, polar bears have increasingly exchanged ringed seal with harp seal and hooded seal in their diet. This change exposes the polar bear to more contaminants, according to a recent international study.

Contact: Rune Dietz
rdi@dmu.dk
45-21-25-40-35
Aarhus University

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Mine metals at Maine Superfund site causing widespread contamination
Toxic metals from the only open pit mine in an estuary system in the United States are widespread in nearby sediment, water and fish and may be affecting marine and coastal animals that feed on them beyond the mine site, a new Dartmouth study finds.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: John Cramer
john.cramer@dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
PLOS ONE
Overfishing of sharks is harming coral reefs
A team of scientists from Canada and Australia has discovered that a decline in shark populations is detrimental to coral reefs.

Contact: U of T Media Relations
media.relations@utoronto.ca
416-978-2100
University of Toronto

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
Environmental Science & Technology
Antibacterial products fuel resistant bacteria in streams and rivers
Emma Rosi-Marshall, one of the paper's authors and an aquatic ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., explains: "The bacterial resistance caused by triclosan has real environmental consequences. Not only does it disrupt aquatic life by changing native bacterial communities, but it's linked to the rise of resistant bacteria that could diminish the usefulness of important antibiotics."
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Contact: Lori Quillen
quillenl@caryinstitute.org
845-677-7600 x121
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
Tropical Depression Humberto fizzling, 2 areas developing
Imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite on Sept. 19 showed Tropical Depression Humberto had lost its organization, while one tropical low struggled near Bermuda, and another one was taking shape in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
NASA sees heavy rains and hot towers in Hurricane Manuel
NASA's TRMM satellite passed over Manuel on Sept. 19 at 0116 UTC and measured its rainfall as it was strengthening into a hurricane.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
NASA sees Usagi become a typhoon
What was a tropical storm rapidly intensified into Typhoon Usagi within 24 hours as it moves through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
Journal of Morphology
Mantas, devil rays butchered for apothecary trade now identifiable
Dried filters from the mouths of filter-feeding rays started appearing in apothecary shops in recent years, but there's been no way to know which of these gentle-natured rays was being slaughtered. Now scientists have discovered enough differences to identify the giant manta and eight devil rays using the dried filters.
National Science Foundation, National Geographic

Contact: Sandra Hines
shines@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
The coelacanth leads a monogamous life
Scientists have successfully analyzed the genetic make-up of the offspring of pregnant coelacanth females for the first time. They found that the likelihood that the offspring is fathered by one single individual is very high -- unlike with many other fish species. Dr. Kathrin Lampert from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Professor Dr. Manfred Schartl from the University of Würzburg, together with their colleagues, report about their findings in the journal "Nature Communications."

Contact: Dr. Kathrin Lampert
kathrin.lampert@rub.de
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Yellow peril: Are banana farms contaminating Costa Rica's crocs?
Shoppers spend over £10 billion on bananas annually and now this demand is being linked to the contamination of Central America's crocodilians. New research, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, analyzes blood samples from spectacled caiman in Costa Rica and finds that intensive pesticide use in plantations leads to contaminated species in protected conservation areas.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Geosphere
Geosphere, GSA's dynamic online-only journal posts 9 new articles in Sept.
Geosphere has posted additions to several themed issues: History and Impact of Sea-Level Change Offshore New Jersey; Geodynamics and Consequences of Lithospheric Removal in the Sierra Nevada, California; Cenozoic Tectonics, Magmatism, and Stratigraphy of the Snake River Plain-Yellowstone Region and Adjacent Areas; Origin and Evolution of the Sierra Nevada and Walker Lane. Two other articles cover terrestrial laser scanning and the earthquake hazard of the Hat Creek fault.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Journal of Experimental Biology
True colors: Female squid have 2 ways to switch color, according to a UCSB study
The female common market squid -- Doryteuthis opalescens -- may not be so common after all. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that this glamorous cephalopod possesses a pair of stripes that can sparkle with rainbow iridescence. These flank a single stripe, which can go from complete transparency to bright white.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Biomacromolecules
X-ray science taps bug biology to design better materials and reduce pollution
Bug spray, citronella candles, mosquito netting -- most people will do anything they can to stay away from insects during the warmer months. But those creepy crawlers we try so hard to avoid may offer substantial solutions to some of life's problems.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
NASA sees Tropical Storm Usagi's central and southern power
Powerful thunderstorms wrapped around Tropical Storm Usagi's center and its southern quadrant in visible data from NASA's Aqua satellite on Sept. 18.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Tropical Storm Humberto makes an 'A' for Atlantic on satellite imagery
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Humberto on Sept. 17, the MODIS instrument aboard took a picture of the storm and it resembled the letter "A" as it moves through the northeastern Atlantic Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
NASA sees formation of northwestern Pacific's Tropical Depression 18W
NASA's Aqua satellite caught the birth of the 18th tropical depression of the northwestern Pacific Ocean tropical cyclone season.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Southern Ocean sampling reveals travels of marine microbes
By collecting water samples up to six kilometers below the surface of the Southern Ocean, UNSW researchers have shown for the first time the impact of ocean currents on the distribution and abundance of marine micro-organisms. Twenty-five samples were collected across a 3,000 kilometer stretch of ocean and genetic sequencing of the microbial DNA in each sample was carried out. The research, published in Nature Communications, shows that microbial communities that are connected by ocean currents are more similar to each other.

Contact: Deborah Smith
deborah.smith@unsw.edu.au
61-293-857-307
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
PLOS ONE
Study suggests overfishing of sharks is harming coral reefs
A team of scientists from Canada and Australia have discovered that the decline in shark populations is detrimental to coral reefs. "Where shark numbers are reduced due to commercial fishing, there is also a decrease in the herbivorous fishes which play a key role in promoting reef health," said Jonathan Ruppert, a recent University of Toronto PhD graduate.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Woodside Energy of Perth, Australia

Contact: Kim Luke
kim.luke@utoronto.ca
416-978-4352
University of Toronto

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Nature
Undersea mountains provide crucial piece in climate prediction puzzle
A mystery in the ocean near Antarctica has been solved by researchers who have long puzzled over how deep and mid-depth ocean waters are mixed. They found that sea water mixes dramatically as it rushes over undersea mountains in Drake Passage -- the channel between the southern tip of South America and the Antarctic continent. Mixing of water layers in the oceans is crucial in regulating the Earth's climate and ocean currents.
Natural Environment Research Council, National Science Foundation, Royal Society

Contact: Jo Bowler
j.bowler@exeter.ac.uk
44-078-273-09332
University of Exeter

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