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Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Warmer, lower-oxygen oceans will shift marine habitats
Modern mountain climbers usually carry tanks of oxygen to help them reach the summit. The combination of physical exertion and lack of oxygen at high altitudes creates a major challenge for mountaineers. Now, just in time for World Oceans Day on Monday, June 8, researchers have found that the same principle applies to marine species during climate change.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Science Advances
Coral reefs defy ocean acidification odds in Palau
Will some coral reefs be able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions in Earth's oceans? If so, what will these reefs look like in the future? As the ocean absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) released by the burning of fossil fuels, its chemistry is changing. The CO2 reacts with water molecules, lowering ocean pH in a process known as ocean acidification.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Satellite shows Blanca's remnant moisture over New Mexico today
Today, June 10, the remnant moisture from Blanca is now over New Mexico where it is expected to generate some isolated to scattered thunderstorms.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Molecular Ecology
Coral colonies more genetically diverse than assumed
Coral colonies are more genetically diverse than it has been assumed to date. This is the conclusion drawn by biologists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, who have conducted comprehensive studies into the genetic variability in individual colonies of different reef-forming coral species. 'However, this doesn't mean we should expect that this variability can compensate for corals dying worldwide due to climate change,' says Maximilian Schweinsberg from the Department of Animal Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity.

Contact: Maximilan Schweinsberg
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Ice sheet collapse triggered ancient sea level peak: ANU media release
An international team of scientists has found a dramatic ice sheet collapse at the end of the ice age before last caused widespread climate changes and led to a peak in the sea level well above its present height.

Contact: Dr. Gianluca Marino
Australian National University

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Genetically modified fish on the loose?
Transgenic fish may soon enter commercial production, but little is known about their possible effects on ecosystems, should they escape containment. Further, risk-assessment efforts are often hampered by an inability to comprehensively model the fishes' fitness in the wild.
Canadian Regulatory System for Biotechnology, Swedish Research Council

Contact: James Verdier
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Geological game changer
A long-standing fact widely accepted among the scientific community has been recently refuted, which now has major implications on our understanding of how Earth has evolved. Until recently, most geologists had determined the land connecting North and South America, the Isthmus of Panama, had formed 3.5 million years ago. But new data shows that this geological event, which dramatically changed the world, occurred much earlier.

Contact: Alison Satake
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Longest ever tiger shark tracking reveals remarkable, bird-like migrations
A new study has yielded the first ever continuous, two or more-year satellite tagging tracks for tiger sharks. This study reveals remarkable, and previously unknown, migration patterns more similar to birds, turtles and some marine mammals than other fishes.

Contact: Joe Donzelli
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
ACS Central Science
Researchers turn to the ocean to help unravel the mysteries of cloud formation
In a study published today in ACS Central Science, a research team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry professor Timothy Bertram peels back the mysteries of the structures of tiny aerosol particles at the surface of the ocean. The work shows how the particles' chemical composition influences their abilities to take in moisture from the air, which indicates whether the particle will help to form a cloud -- a key to many basic problems in climate prediction.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Timothy Bertram
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
NASA looks at rare Arabian Sea tropical cyclone in 3-D
Tropical cyclones are not too common in the Arabian Sea, but tropical cyclone 01A, now renamed Ashobaa, formed this week.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
170th Meeting of The Acoustical Society of America
Carl Wunsch selected as 2015 Walter Munk Award recipient
Dr. Carl Wunsch has been selected as the 2015 recipient the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in oceanography related to sound and the sea. Since 1993, The Oceanography Society has presented this award to recognize: significant original contributions to the understanding of physical ocean processes related to sound in the sea, significant original contributions to the application of acoustic methods to that understanding, and outstanding service that fosters research in ocean science and instrumentation contributing to the above.
The Office of Naval Research

Contact: Jennifer Ramarui
The Oceanography Society

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
77th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2015
Discovery of new rock property earns prize
The discovery of a new fundamental rock property will improve estimates of underground resources, such as hydrocarbons and drinking water, as well as CO2 storage reservoir capacity. The revelation that electricity can flow more easily through sedimentary rocks in the vertical, rather than horizontal, direction is contrary to established scientific wisdom.
Natural Environmental Research Council National Capability

Contact: Holly Peacock
National Oceanography Centre, UK

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Blanca weaken
NASA's RapidScat instrument and NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites showed the transition of Blanca from a hurricane to a tropical storm before it made landfall in Baja California.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Nature Geoscience
Constant weathering
Variations in the weathering of rocks over the past two million years have been relatively uniform despite the distinct glacial and interglacial periods and the associated fluctuations in the Earth's climate.

Contact: F. Ossing
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
The Auk
Loon chicks grow fast and fledge early to give parents a break
Raising healthy chicks is always a challenge, but in a cold, fish-free Arctic lake, it's an enormous undertaking. Red-throated Loon parents must constantly fly back and forth between their nesting lakes and the nearby ocean, bringing back fish to feed their growing young, and a new study suggests that the chicks grow fast and fledge while they're still small so that they can reach the food-rich ocean themselves and give their parents a break.

Contact: Daniel Rizzolo
Central Ornithology Publication Office

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone 01A's winds intensify
Tropical Cyclone 01A has been moving in a northerly direction through the Northern Indian Ocean, and is now curving to the west, moving into the Gulf of Oman.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Northeastern researchers investigate rules of the water
This summer an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research team led by North­eastern pro­fessor Geoff Trussell will study com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tion and con­nec­tivity of rocky inter­tidal habi­tats throughout the Gulf of Maine. The project is intended to help inform the devel­op­ment of pre­dic­tive eco­log­ical models that can be used to improve how these ecosys­tems are man­aged and preserved.
National Sci­ence Foundation

Contact: Casey Bayer
Northeastern University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Making organic molecules in hydrothermal vents in the absence of life
For more than a decade, the scientific community has postulated that methane could be spontaneously produced by chemical reactions between hydrogen from hydrothermal vent fluid and carbon dioxide. New research by geochemists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the first to show that methane formation does not occur during the relatively quick fluid circulation process, despite extraordinarily high hydrogen contents in the waters.
NASA, National Science Foundation, NOAA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Contact: WHOI Media Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Scientists and surfers team up to assess antibiotic resistance risk
UK scientists are about to begin an innovative study that will shed light on how surfers exposed to human sewage and diffuse pollution in seawater might be affected by antibiotic resistant bacteria. A group from the University of Exeter Medical School is joining forces with environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage, and calling on surfers across the country to help by providing samples gathered from rectal swabs.

Contact: Alex Smalley
University of Exeter

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences discovers 100 new species in the Philippines
Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences are celebrating World Ocean's Day with a slew of brand new marine discoveries -- more than 100 species that are likely new to science. Mysterious live animals from dimly-lit, deep-water reefs were also collected for a new exhibit at the Academy's Steinhart Aquarium, expected to open in the summer of 2016.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Haley Bowling
California Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fish declines linked to effects of excess nutrients on coastal estuaries
A comprehensive study of a major California estuary has documented the links between nutrient runoff from coastal land use, the health of the estuary as a nursery for young fish, and the abundance of fish in an offshore commercial fishery. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused on Elkhorn Slough and Monterey Bay on California's central coast.
The Nature Conservancy

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
100 years of ecology at the Centennial Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
When ESA was founded in 1915, ecology was a new field, still defining its scope as a discipline rooted in the study of the relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. The 100th Annual Meeting will look back at the field's growth over the last hundred years -- and forward to the environmental challenges that will face us now and into the next century. ESA invites press and institutional public information officers to attend for free.

Contact: Liza Lester
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Winner announced for NNI's first Nanotechnology Student Video Contest
The video explains a new method for disinfecting drinking water using a nanodiamond powder. This nanotechnology-enabled method can kill bacteria, is biocompatible, and is reusable, making it a good alternative to traditional chlorination.
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office of the National Nanotechnology Initiative

Contact: Marlowe Newman
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
2nd International Ocean Research Conference
Study of marine reserves published in Oceanography
A new study published in the June 15th Oceanography journal finds that effective fisheries reform strategies are more than a pipe dream: they exist and they work. In fact, rights-based fisheries management can change the lives of small-scale fishermen and coastal communities around the world.

Contact: Lisa Swann

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Genome Research
A new role for zebrafish: Larger scale gene function studies
Scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute are using a fairly new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9 to target specific DNA sequences in zebrafish. This technique could dramatically accelerate the discovery of gene function and the identification of disease genes in humans.

Contact: Steven Benowitz
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

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