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Public Release: 3-May-2013
Scientific ocean drilling poised to reveal the secrets of the subseafloor for the next decade
Chikyu, Japan's deep sea drilling research vessel, is set to continue to exploring the frontiers of Earth, ocean, and life sciences in the New International Ocean Discovery Program.

Contact: Miyuki Otomo
motomo@iodp.org
81-367-013-188
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Science
Scientists uncover relationship between lavas erupting on sea floor and deep-carbon cycle
Scientists from the Smithsonian and the University of Rhode Island have found unsuspected linkages between the oxidation state of iron in volcanic rocks and variations in the chemistry of the deep Earth. Not only do the trends run counter to predictions from recent decades of study, they belie a role for carbon circulating in the deep Earth. The team's research was published May 2 in Science Express.

Contact: Randall Kremer
kremerr@si.edu
202-633-0817
Smithsonian

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Geology
GSA's top geoscience journal posts 9 new articles
New Geology papers cover ancient iron oceans; the Antarctic and global climate/carbon-cycle feedbacks; evidence of catastrophic spillover from kilometer-deep bodies of water on Mars; the role of volcanic emissions in ozone depletion; "fingerprinting" San Andreas fault sandstone; a climax in Earth's mountain-building cycle; the last place on land undergoing continental breakup; garnet as a proxy for subduction zone dehydration; and evidence of migrating mammals at the Venta del Moro fossil site, Spain.

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

Public Release: 2-May-2013
NASA measures rainfall as Cyclone Zane approaches Queensland, Australia
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Cyclone Zane as it was approaching Queensland Australia's Cape York Peninsula and measured rainfall rates within the storm. TRMM data showed a disorganized storm with the strongest rain falling northwest of the center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 1-May-2013
Development
Finding Nematostella: An ancient sea creature
A study of tentacle-formation in a sea anemone shows how epithelial cells form elongated structures and puts the spotlight on a new model organism.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Contact: Gina Kirchweger
gxk@stowers.org
816-806-1036
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Public Release: 1-May-2013
NASA sees Cyclone Zane bearing down on Queensland, Australia
NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Cyclone Zane headed toward the northern Cape York Peninsula of Queensland where it is expected to make landfall by May 2 and cross into the Gulf of Carpentaria.
NASA

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

Public Release: 1-May-2013
Environmental Science & Technology
Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, crude oil toxicity continues to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species, according to new findings from a research team that includes a University of California, Davis, scientist.
National Science Foundation, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Andrew Whitehead
awhitehead@ucdavis.edu
530-754-8982
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 1-May-2013
Examine Impacts of Fukushima on the Ocean
Meeting: 'Experts Convene to Examine Impacts of Fukushima on the Ocean'
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will convene international experts at a public colloquium to explore the impact of Fukushima on the ocean and human health. The panel will be held on May 9, 2013, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. EDT and simulcast on the Web. Online viewers are encouraged to participate and send questions for the panel discussion via Twitter.

Contact: Press Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 1-May-2013
Journal of Applied Ecology
'Dirty dozen' invasive species threaten UK
Parts of the UK are at greater risk of invasion by non-native aquatic species than previously thought, according to new research. The first to include human factors in models used to predict where invasive species will arrive and spread, the study shows the Thames, Anglian and Humber river basins are most vulnerable.

Contact: Becky Allen
beckyallen@ntlworld.com
44-079-498-04317
Wiley

Public Release: 30-Apr-2013
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Electron-beam pasteurization of raw oysters may reduce viral food poisoning
Texas A&M University researchers and others studied how electron-beam pasteurization of raw oysters may reduce the possibility of food poisoning through virus.

Contact: Dr. Suresh Pillai
s-pillai@tamu.edu
979-458-1640
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 30-Apr-2013
NASA infrared data revealed the birth of Tropical Storm Zane
Infrared data indicates temperatures of cloud tops and the surface of the sea beneath tropical cyclones, and NASA's AIRS instrument captured an infrared look at low pressure area System 92P in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean that hinted it was rapidly developing into Tropical Cyclone Zane.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Apr-2013
Agencies should use common approach to evaluate risks pesticides pose to endangered species
When determining the potential effects pesticides could pose to endangered or threatened species, the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service should use a common scientific approach, says a new report from the National Research Council.

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 30-Apr-2013
Subterranean Biology
The underground adventures of the Mediterranean frog Rana iberica
Although many amphibians have been reported to live or spend part of their life underground, the Mediterranean frog Rana iberica, has never been reported dwelling in subterranean habitats until now. A new study published in the open access journal Subterranean Biology marks the first record of all life stages of the species from a drainage gallery of Serra da Estrela Natural Park in Portugal.

Contact: Gonçalo M. Rosa
goncalo.m.rosa@gmail.com
351-916-277-688
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 30-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Bizarre bone worms emit acid to feast on whale skeletons
Only within the past 12 years have marine biologists come to learn about the eye-opening characteristics of mystifying sea worms that live and thrive on the skeletons of whale carcasses. Now, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego describe how Osedax, mouthless and gutless "bone worms," excrete a bone-melting acid to gain entry to the nutrients within whale bones.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Austrian Science Fund

Contact: Mario Aguilera or Robert Monroe
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 29-Apr-2013
Biological Conservation
Sea turtles benefiting from protected areas
Nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries, according to a US Geological Survey study that is the first to track the federally protected turtles in Dry Tortugas National Park.
US Geological Survey

Contact: Kristin Hart
kristen_hart@usgs.gov
954-236-1067
United States Geological Survey

Public Release: 29-Apr-2013
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
No Redoubt: Volcanic eruption forecasting improved
Forecasting volcanic eruptions with success is heavily dependent on recognizing well-established patterns of pre-eruption unrest in the monitoring data. But in order to develop better monitoring procedures, it is also crucial to understand volcanic eruptions that deviate from these patterns. New research retrospectively documented and analyzed the period immediately preceding the 2009 eruption of the Redoubt volcano in Alaska, which was characterized by an abnormally long period of pre-eruption seismic activity that's normally associated with short-term warnings of eruption.
US Geological Survey

Contact: Diana Roman
droman@dtm.ciw.edu
202-478-8834
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 29-Apr-2013
PLOS ONE
Researchers track singing humpback whales on a Northwest Atlantic feeding ground
Male humpback whales sing complex songs in tropical waters during the winter breeding season, but they also sing at higher latitudes at other times of the year. NOAA researchers have provided the first detailed description linking humpback whale movements to acoustic behavior on a feeding ground in the Northwest Atlantic.
National Oceanographic Partnership Program

Contact: Shelley Dawicki
shelley.dawicki@noaa.gov
504-495-2378
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Public Release: 26-Apr-2013
Monthly Weather Review
Researchers develop new metric to measure destructive potential of hurricanes
Researchers at Florida State University have developed a new metric to measure seasonal Atlantic tropical cyclone activity that focuses on the size of storms in addition to the duration and intensity, a measure that may prove important when considering a hurricane's potential for death and destruction.
NOAA, US Geological Survey, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Vasu Misra
vmisra@coaps.fsu.edu
850-645-8859
Florida State University

Public Release: 26-Apr-2013
Federally funded research & development centers employed more than 3,000 postdoctoral researchers
According to a recent report released by the National Science Foundation, 22 of the nation's 39 federally funded research and development centers employed 3,011 postdocs in 2010, the year the latest data are available.

Contact: Deborah Wing
dwing@nsf.gov
703-292-5344
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 26-Apr-2013
Sea surface temperatures reach highest level in 150 years
Sea surface temperatures in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem during 2012 were the highest recorded in 150 years, according to the latest Ecosystem Advisory issued by NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Temperature is also affecting distributions of fish and shellfish on the Northeast Shelf.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service

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

Public Release: 26-Apr-2013
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Fish win fights on strength of personality
When predicting the outcome of a fight, the big guy doesn't always win suggests new research on fish. Scientists at the University of Exeter and Texas A&M University found that when fish fight over food, it is personality, rather than size, that determines whether they will be victorious.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Jo Bowler
j.bowler@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Competing pathways affect early differentiation of higher brain structures
A new study shows how the strength and timing of competing molecular signals during brain development has generated natural and presumably adaptive differences in a brain region known as the telencephalon -- much earlier than scientists had previously believed.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
PLOS ONE
Why do guppies jump?
Pet guppies often jump out of their tanks. One such accident inspired a new study by University of Maryland biologist Daphne Soares, which reveals how guppies are able to jump so far, and suggests why they do it.

Contact: Heather Dewar
hdewar@earthlink.net
301-405-9267
University of Maryland

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Science
Whales able to learn from others
Humpback whales are able to pass on hunting techniques to each other, just as humans do, new research has found.

Contact: Fiona MacLeod
fm43@st-andrews.ac.uk
44-133-446-2108
University of St. Andrews

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Nature
Ancient Earth crust stored in deep mantle
Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago.
BU, National Science Foundation

Contact: Erik Hauri
hauri@dtm.ciw.edu
202-478-8471
Carnegie Institution

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