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Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Nature
Antarctic ice core sheds new light on how the last ice age ended
Analysis of an ice core taken by the National Science Foundation-funded West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide drilling project reveals that warming in Antarctica began about 22,000 years ago, a few thousand years earlier than suggested by previous records.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Ex-Tropical Storm Utor still raining on southern China
NASA satellite data revealed that the day after Typhoon Utor made landfall in southern China, its circulation still appeared intact despite weakening over land.
NASA

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
NASA data showed Tropical Storm Erin forming
Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed strong thunderstorms had developed in the eastern Atlantic low pressure system that grew into Tropical Storm Erin.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2013
Seabirds fitted with satellite tags to track movements in Gulf of Maine
Researchers at NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary are using satellite technology to learn more about the movement, life cycle, feeding and foraging habits of Great Shearwater seabirds in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Scientists have recently attached satellite transmitters to 10 birds and are tracking their movements this summer. Project collaborators include US Fish and Wildlife; the University of Massachusetts in Amherst; Acadia University in Canada, and Boston University.
NOAA, US Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Acadia University, Volgenau Foundation, Blake-Nuttall Foundation

Contact: Ben Sherman
ben.sherman@noaa.gov
301-713-3066
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 14-Aug-2013
NOAA announces additions to National System of Marine Protected Areas
NOAA announced the inclusion of 82 existing marine protected areas into the National System of Marine Protected Areas. This addition brings the total number of marine protected areas in the national system to 437. Sites in the system remain under the management of the agency that established them, but work voluntarily and cooperatively together to address common management problems, such as adapting to climate change impacts or managing emerging ocean uses.
NOAA, US Department of the Interior

Contact: Keeley Belva
keeley.belva@noaa.gov
301-713-3066
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 14-Aug-2013
Environmental Science and Technology
Successful deployment of an autonomous deep-sea explorer to search for new forms of microbial life
Scientists are reporting "a significant step forward" in proving the feasibility of launching fleets of autonomous robots that search Earth's deep oceans for exotic new life forms. Their description of successful deployment of the trailblazer for such a project -- an autonomous seafloor lander equipped with a mini-laboratory the size of a kitchen trash can that is able to detect minute traces of DNA in the deep oceans -- appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 14-Aug-2013
Canadian Journal of Animal Science
Spicing up your fish fillets with science
In a paper just published in the Canadian Journal of Animal Science, authors investigated strategies to increase long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in rainbow trout. They looked at the addition of coriander oil to vegetable oil-based diets to increase the bioconversion of alpha-linolenic acid to EPA and DHA.

Contact: Jenny Ryan
jenny.ryan@nrcresearchpress.com
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)

Public Release: 14-Aug-2013
Nature
Study explains early warming of West Antarctica at end of last ice age
West Antarctica began emerging from the last ice age about 22,000 years ago -- well before other regions of Antarctica and the rest of the world. Scientists say that changes in the amount of solar energy triggered the warming of West Antarctica and the subsequent release of carbon dioxide from the Southern Ocean amplified the effect and resulted in warming on a global scale, eventually ending the ice age.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ed Brook
brook@geo.oregonstate.edu
541-737-8197
Oregon State University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2013
Nature
Earth orbit changes key to Antarctic warming that ended last ice age
New research from an ice core taken from West Antarctica shows that the warming that ended the last ice age in Antarctica began at least two, and perhaps four, millennia earlier than previously thought.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Vince Stricherz
vinces@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 13-Aug-2013
NASA identifies heavy rainfall in South China Sea's Typhoon Utor
As Typhoon Utor was exiting the northwestern Philippines, NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead and detected some heavy rainfall in Utor's thunderstorm "feeder-bands" as it re-strengthened over the South China Sea.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2013
PeerJ
Study finds 'ray' wings sold to consumers include vulnerable species & can be mislabeled
Genetic testing by DNA Barcoding, has revealed which species are sold under the commercial term "ray wings" in Ireland and the UK. The blonde ray, given the lowest rating for sustainability in the marine conservation society's good fish guide, was the most widely sold. Samples from the only retailer to label products as originating from more sustainable sources demonstrated high levels of mislabeling, substituted by more vulnerable species. Therefore, consumers cannot make informed purchasing decisions.

Contact: Andrew Griffiths
andiff100@googlemail.com
44-781-205-1365
PeerJ

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Baby corals pass the acid test
Corals can survive the early stages of their development even under the tough conditions that rising carbon emissions will impose on them says a new study from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Globally, ocean acidification remains a major concern and scientists say it could have severe consequences for the health of adult corals, however, the evidence for negative effects on the early life stages of corals is less clear cut.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Andrew Baird
andrew.baird@jcu.edu.au
61-040-028-9770
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Science
Seasonal carbon dioxide range expanding as more is added to Earth's atmosphere
Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise and fall each year as plants, through photosynthesis and respiration, take up the gas in spring and summer, and release it in fall and winter.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Nature
Lampreys provide hints to ancient immune cells
Lampreys have immune cells that resemble gamma delta T cells from mammals, birds and fish, researchers have found. This has implications for the evolution of the vertebrate immune system.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Quinn Eastman
qeastma@emory.edu
404-727-7829
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
NASA satellites capture Super-Typhoon Utor before and after landfall
Four NASA satellites provided data on Super-Typhoon Utor before and after the storm made landfall in the Philippines.
NASA

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

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
NASA saw Henriette fading and 2 struggling lows behind
Once a hurricane, Henriette weakened to a depression in the Central Pacific Ocean on Sunday, Aug. 11 and dissipated by Aug. 12 as two other low pressure areas continued to struggle.
NASA

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

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Limnology & Oceanography
Study finds novel worm community affecting methane release in ocean
Scientists have discovered a super-charged methane seep in the ocean off New Zealand that has created its own unique food web, resulting in much more methane escaping from the ocean floor into the water column. It will not make it into the atmosphere, where it could exacerbate global warming. However, the discovery does highlight scientists' limited understanding of the global methane cycle -- and specifically the biological interactions that create the stability of the ocean system.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Andrew Thurber
athurber@coas.oregonstate.edu
541-737-8251
Oregon State University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Physics of Fluids
Simulating flow from volcanoes and oil spills
Some time around 37,000 BCE a massive volcano erupted in the Campanian region of Italy, blanketing much of Europe with ash, stunting plant growth and possibly dooming the Neanderthals. While our prehistoric relatives had no way to know the ash cloud was coming, a recent study provides a new tool that may have predicted what path volcanic debris would take.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
PLOS ONE
Tests passed
Physicists at the Alfred Wegener Institute, the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, successfully tested a thermal imaging system aboard the research vessel Polarstern. The system automatically detects large whales by their spouts, day or night from distances up to five kilometres. As the scientists report in a recent study published in the journal PLOS ONE, the system detected significantly more whales than researchers using binoculars to spot the animals.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Federal Ministry

Contact: Sina Löschke
medien@awi.de
49-471-483-12008
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 11-Aug-2013
Nature Geoscience
Greenland ice is melting -- also from below
The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below, caused by a high heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere.

Contact: F. Ossing
ossing@gfz-potsdam.de
49-331-288-1040
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 9-Aug-2013
California seafloor mapping reveals hidden treasures
Science and technology have peeled back a veil of water just offshore of California, revealing the hidden seafloor in unprecedented detail. New imagery, specialized undersea maps, and a wealth of data from along the California coast are now available. Three new products in an ongoing series were released today by the US Geological Survey.
US Geological Survey, California Ocean Protection Council

Contact: Leslie Gordon
lgordon@usgs.gov
650-329-4006
United States Geological Survey

Public Release: 9-Aug-2013
NASA paints a panorama of Pacific tropical cyclones
The Central and Eastern Pacific Oceans continue to be active on Aug. 9, as Hurricane Henriette weakens and two other low pressure systems continue developing.
NASA

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

Public Release: 9-Aug-2013
NASA sees some strength in developing Tropical Depression 11W headed for Luzon
Tropical Depression 11W formed in the western North Pacific Ocean and appears to be tracking toward Luzon, in the Northern Philippines.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Aug-2013
Bulletin of Marine Science
NOAA reports discovery of table coral, Acropora cytherea, off O'ahu
NOAA scientists report the discovery of the first known colony of table coral off of the south shore of O'ahu in Hawai'i.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Keeley Belva
keeley.belva@noaa.gov
301-643-6463
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 7-Aug-2013
Infrared NASA image revealed fading Gil's warming cloud tops
Tropical Depression Gil regained strength after moving into warmer waters and an area with lighter wind shear as Hurricane Henriette hangs on.
NASA

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

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