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Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
System 90L no longer suspect for development
The low pressure area known as "System 90L" in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean is no longer suspect for tropical or subtropical development.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
2013 AGU Fall Meeting
Survey of supposed deep-sea chemical munitions dump off Southern California
At this week's meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute describe a preliminary seafloor survey of an area off the Southern California coast marked on charts as a chemical munitions site. The preliminary survey turned up trash and 55-gallon drums, but no chemical munitions.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Ambitious science program will aid fishing industry and monitor effects of climate change on Europe's shellfish
The supply of shellfish we buy at the supermarket faces an uncertain future as our oceans become warmer and more acidic due to changing climate. A team of international scientists has launched an ambitious mission to understand how these changes in our oceans will affect several species vital to the European fishing economy and to marine biodiversity.
Marie Curie Initial Training Network

Contact: Paul Holland
British Antarctic Survey

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
New NASA animations show massive rainfall totals from 2013 Philippine Tropical Cyclones
Rainfall data from the TRMM satellite was compiled and analyzed for tropical cyclones affecting the Philippines in 2013 and made into a movie.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Quality of biodiversity, not just quantity, is key
A new study of biodiversity loss in a salt marsh finds that it's not just the total number of species preserved that matters; it's the number of key species. If humans want to reap the benefits of the full range of functions that salt marshes and other coastal ecosystems provide, we need to preserve the right mix of species.
National Science Foundation, NOAA, University of Florida

Contact: Tim Lucas
Duke University

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
NASA satellite catches birth of Tropical Cyclone 06B
NASA's Aqua satellite provided visible and infrared satellite imagery to forecasters helping confirm the birth of the sixth tropical cyclone of the Northern Indian Ocean cyclone season.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
Atlantic Ocean's system 90L gets an infrared NASA look
NASA's infrared instrument called AIRS that flies aboard the Aqua satellite gave scientists another look at the clouds and convection happening in a non-tropical low pressure area that's struggling to organize into a sub-tropical or tropical cyclone.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
Argonne partners with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to study Chicago River microbe population
Argonne National Laboratory scientists are partnering with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to find out the typical sources and distribution of microbial communities in Chicago-area waterways.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Contact: Louise Lerner
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
New Ocean Sensing and Monitoring brings tutorial approach to latest advances
Professionals from related fields and students needing an introduction to optical techniques for remote sensing of the ocean and ocean engineering will find answers in Ocean Sensing and Monitoring: Optics and Other Methods, a new book published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Author Weilin (Will) Hou, an oceanographer with the US Naval Research Lab, presents an overview of oceanography along with basic principles, recent advances, trends, and challenges facing the field.

Contact: Amy Nelson
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
BMC Genomics
New genetic research finds shark, human proteins stunningly similar
Despite widespread fascination, the world's oldest ocean predators have long been a genetic mystery. The first deep dive into a great white shark's genetic code has fished up big surprises. Cornell researchers have discovered that many of the endangered great white shark's proteins involved in an array of different functions -- including metabolism -- match humans more closely than they do zebrafish, the quintessential fish model.

Contact: Joe Schwartz
Cornell University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
NASA eyes another developing depression in northern Indian Ocean
Infrared satellite data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed bands of thunderstorms wrapping around low pressure System 92B's center. If this system develops it would become Tropical Depression 06B.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
NASA watching a post-Atlantic hurricane season low
System 90L has developed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean today and NASA's Aqua satellite took an infrared look at the low pressure area to see if it had development potential.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Animal Cognition
Sharks prefer to sneak up from behind, study shows
"Never turn your back on a shark" is the message from an article published in Springer's journal Animal Cognition. Erich Ritter of the Shark Research Institute and Raid Amin of the University of West Florida in the US contend that sharks can comprehend body orientation and therefore know whether humans are facing them or not. This ability helps sharks to approach and possibly attack their prey from the blind side -- a technique they prefer.

Contact: Alexander Brown
Springer Science+Business Media

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Earth's Future
New Jersey Shore likely faces unprecedented flooding by mid-century
Geoscientists at Rutgers and Tufts universities estimate that the New Jersey shore will likely experience a sea-level rise of about 1.5 feet by 2050 and of about 3.5 feet by 2100 -- 11 to 15 inches higher than the average for sea-level rise globally over the century.
National Science Foundation, NOAA

Contact: Ken Branson
732-932-7084 x633
Rutgers University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Conservation Physiology
Feeding by tourists compromises health of already-endangered iguanas, study finds
Feeding wildlife is an increasingly common tourist activity, but a new study published online today by the journal Conservation Physiology shows that already-imperilled iguanas are suffering further physiological problems as a result of being fed by tourists.

Contact: Kirsty Doole
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Molecular Ecology
New finding shows that mother sharks 'home' to their birthplace to give birth, like salmon and sea turtles
Research conducted in Bimini in The Bahamas spanning almost two decades shows that female lemon sharks that were born there returned 15 years later to give birth to their own young, confirming this behavior for the first time in sharks. The study began in 1995, and has resulted in the capture, tagging, and release of more than 2,000 baby sharks over the 19-year, ongoing project.
National Science Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Bimini Biological Field Station

Contact: Cindy Yeast
The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Scientists calculate friction of Japan's 9.0 earthquake in 2011
An international team of scientists that installed a borehole temperature observatory following the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake in Japan has been able to measure the "frictional heat" generated during the rupture of the fault -- an amount the researchers say was smaller than expected, which means the fault is more slippery than previously thought.
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Harris
Oregon State University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Deep-sea study reveals cause of 2011 tsunami
The devastating tsunami that struck Japan's Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists had expected in that zone. Now, an international scientific team has published a set of studies in the journal Science that shed light on what caused the dramatic displacement of the seafloor off Japan's coast. The findings also suggest that other zones may be at risk of similar huge earthquakes.
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling

Contact: Chris Chipello
McGill University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
An ecosystem-based approach to protect the deep sea from mining
A new paper describes the expert-driven systematic conservation planning process applied to inform science-based recommendations to the International Seabed Authority for a system of deep-sea marine protected areas to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem function in an abyssal Pacific region targeted for nodule mining (e.g. the Clarion–Clipperton fracture zone, CCZ).

Contact: Talia Ogliore
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Ethology, Ecology and Evolution
University of Tennessee study finds crocodiles are cleverer than previously thought
Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor at UT, is the first to observe two crocodilian species -- muggers and American alligators -- using twigs and sticks to lure birds, particularly during nest-building time.

Contact: Whitney Heins
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
NASA sees rainfall quickly fade in dying Depression 33W
NASA's TRMM satellite noticed that rainfall became scarce in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean's thirty-third tropical depression in its second day of life.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Rising ocean acidification leads to anxiety in fish
A new research study combining marine physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and behavioral psychology has revealed a surprising outcome from increases of carbon dioxide uptake in the oceans: anxious fish. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada, have shown for the first time that rising acidity levels increase anxiety in juvenile rockfish, an important commercial species in California.
National Science Foundation, UCSD Academic Senate, Scripps Oceanography, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, MacEwan Research

Contact: Mario Aguilera
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Sea-level rise to drive coastal flooding, regardless of changes in hurricane activity
Clamor about whether climate change will cause increasingly destructive tropical storms may be overshadowing a more unrelenting threat to coastal property -- sea-level rise -- according to a team of researchers writing in the journal Nature this week.

Contact: John Pastor
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Coastal sea change
Carbon dioxide pumped into the air since the Industrial Revolution appears to have changed the way the coastal ocean functions, according to a new analysis published this week in Nature. A comprehensive review of research on carbon cycling in rivers, estuaries and continental shelves suggests that collectively this coastal zone now takes in more carbon dioxide than it releases. The shift could impact global models of carbon's flow through the environment and future predictions related to climate change.

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
University of Delaware

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Storing carbon in the Arctic
As Arctic sea ice shrinks, the ocean stores more carbon, study finds.
National Science Foundation, NOAA

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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