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Public Release: 2-Oct-2013
Coral Reefs in the 21st Century
Exploring the future of our coral reefs
The current condition and future prospects of the world's coral reefs will be in the spotlight at a symposium of leading marine scientists in Townsville on 10-11 October 2013. Coral Reefs in the 21st Century will present the latest research, management and policy developments in coral reef systems in Australia, our region, and globally. It will feature talks by more than 30 eminent coral reef and fish scientists on these vital marine ecosystems.

Contact: Jennifer Lappin
Jennifer.Lappin@jcu.edu.au
61-747-814-222
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 2-Oct-2013
October GSA Today: Earth upon Impact
In the October issue of GSA Today, Grant Young of the University of Western Ontario discusses the possible causes of the numerous glaciations that characterized the Neoproterozoic and concludes that a dramatic shift in Earth's climate may have occurred during the Ediacaran, in part due to a large marine impact. According to Young, this shift separates Proterozoic glaciations, which were likely triggered by the effect of supercontinent assembly and breakup on atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

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

Public Release: 2-Oct-2013
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Longline fishery in Costa Rica kills thousands of sea turtles and sharks
The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica's longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species of fish. These findings and more, reported in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, indicate that the Costa Rican longline fishery represents a major threat to the survival of eastern Pacific populations of sea turtles as well as sharks.
Turtle Island Restoration Network, Whitley Fund for Nature

Contact: Rachel Ewing
raewing@drexel.edu
215-895-2614
Drexel University

Public Release: 1-Oct-2013
Biochemistry
Understanding soil nitrogen management using synchrotron technology
Increasing the organic matter in soils is key to growing crops for numerous reasons, including increased water-holding capacity and improved tilth. Scientists have recently used the Canadian Light Source to evaluate the effects of various sources of supplemental nitrogen fertilizer on the chemical composition of soil organic matter. Results of their experiments to study this question were recently published in the journal Biogeochemistry.
Agri-Food Canada

Contact: Mark Ferguson
mark.ferguson@lightsource.ca
306-657-3739
Canadian Light Source, Inc.

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
NASA sees tropical depression 22w taking a northern route in northwestern Pacific
The twenty-first and twenty-second tropical depressions of the northwestern Pacific Ocean formed on Sept. 30 and while one is headed to the northeast, the other is headed to the northwest.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Infrared NASA imagery shows some strength in Tropical Depression Sepat
Tropical Depression Sepat formed in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared data on the storm, revealing some strong thunderstorms.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
University of Tennessee professor to investigate mysterious clams key to biodiversity
Research into mysterious clams called lucinids by a University of Tennessee professor could have implications for the recovery and management of fast-disappearing coastal environments.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Whitney Heins
wheins@utk.edu
865-974-5460
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
NASA's TRMM satellite examines Atlantic's Tropical Storm Jerry
Tropical Depression 11 formed in the central Atlantic Ocean and NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead and gathered information and identified a "hot tower" that indicated it would strengthen.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Green Chemistry
Fique fibers from Andes Mountains part of miracle solution for dye pollution, find scientists
A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report Cornell University and Colombian researchers who worked with native Colombian plant fibers.
COLCIENCIAS and the World Bank

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-7701
Cornell University

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
NASA image sees eye in deadly Typhoon Wutip on landfall approach
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Wutip on its approach to a landfall in Vietnam and a visible image revealed its 10-mile-wide eye, and large extent.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Ecological Indicators
New technique helps biologists save the world's threatened seagrass meadows
Danish and Australian biologists have developed a technique to determine if seagrass contain sulfur. If the seagrass contains sulfur, it is an indication that the seabed is stressed and that the water environment is threatened. The technique will help biologists all over the world in their effort to save the world's seagrass meadows.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 30-Sep-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Cold, salty and promiscuous -- Gene-shuffling microbes dominate Antarctica's Deep Lake
Antarctica's Deep Lake is a saltwater ecosystem that remains liquid in extreme cold. For the first time, researchers describe a complete ecological picture of the microbial community thriving in Deep Lake. The detailed analysis appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of September 30, 2013 and was led by scientists from the University of New South Wales, Australia partnered with the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 29-Sep-2013
Global Change Biology
Eilat's corals stand better chance of resilience than other sites
Israel's southern Red Sea resort of Eilat, one of whose prime attractions is its colorful and multi-shaped underwater coral reefs, may have a clear advantage in the future over rival coral-viewing sites around the world, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have found.

Contact: Jerry Barach
jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 27-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Breathing underwater: Evidence of microscopic life in oceanic crust
Scientists have recently documented that oxygen is disappearing from seawater circulating through deep oceanic crust, a significant first step in understanding the way life in the "deep biosphere" beneath the sea floor is able to survive and thrive. The new research findings were published in the journal Nature Communications on September 27, 2013, and are helping to redefine our concepts of the limits of life on our planet.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tatiana Brailovskaya
tbrailovskaya@bigelow.org
207-315-2567 x103
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Public Release: 26-Sep-2013
Marine Mammal Science
Research reveals bottom feeding techniques of tagged humpback whales in Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary
New NOAA-led research on tagged humpback whales in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary reveals a variety of previously unknown feeding techniques along the seafloor. Rather than a single bottom feeding behavior, the whales show three distinct feeding approaches: Simple side-rolls, side-roll inversions, and repetitive scooping. A recently published paper, in the journal Marine Mammal Science, indicates that bottom side-roll techniques are common in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the Great South Channel study area between Nantucket and Georges Bank.
NOAA

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

Public Release: 26-Sep-2013
Geological Society of America Bulletin
Future sea level rises should not restrict new island formation in the Maldives
The continued accumulation of sand within the iconic ring-shaped reefs inside Maldivian atolls could provide a foundation for future island development new research suggests. Islands like the Maldives are considered likely to be the first to feel the effects of climate change induced sea level rise, with future island growth essential to counter the threat of rising sea levels.
Natural Environment Research Council, International Association of Geomorphologists

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

Public Release: 26-Sep-2013
NASA views a transitioning Tropical-Storm Pabuk
Typhoon Pabuk weakened and the core of the storm was changing from a warm core tropical system to a cold core low pressure system as it continued paralleling the coast of Japan on Sept. 26.
NASA

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

Public Release: 26-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Can bacteria combat oil spill disasters?
Teams of international scientists have decrypted the effectiveness of two types of bacteria, which could be used in the future to help combat oil spill disasters. According to a report (in Applied and Environmental Microbiology), Alcanivorax borkumensis converts hydrocarbons into fatty acids which then form along the cell membrane. New insights on the bacteria Oleispira antarctica are important to understand their adaptation to low temperatures (in Nature Communications).

Contact: Dr. Hermann J. Heipieper
hermann.heipieper@ufz.de
49-341-235-1694
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 26-Sep-2013
Science
Study finds steroids may persist longer in the environment than expected
Certain anabolic steroids and pharmaceutical products last far longer in the environment than previously known, according to a new study led by the University of Iowa. The researchers found that the steroid trenbolone acetate, along with some other pharmaceutical products, never fully degrade in the environment, and in fact can partially regenerate themselves. Results published online in the journal Science.
US Department of Agriculture, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Richard Lewis
richard-c-lewis@uiowa.edu
319-384-0012
University of Iowa

Public Release: 26-Sep-2013
Current Biology
Coastal animals have their own tidal timer -- separate from the 24-hour body clock
University of Leicester researchers publish paper revealing an independent tidal clock in coastal animals.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, University of Leicester, and others

Contact: Charalambos Kyriacou
cpk@le.ac.uk
01-162-523-430
University of Leicester

Public Release: 26-Sep-2013
Current Biology
Tick tock: Marine animals with at least 2 clocks
Animals living in marine environments keep to their schedules with the aid of multiple independent -- and, in at least some cases, interacting -- internal clocks. The findings, presented by two research groups in papers appearing in the Cell Press journals Current Biology and Cell Reports on Sept. 26, suggest that multiple clocks -- not just the familiar, 24-hour circadian clock -- might even be standard operating equipment in animals.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
moleary@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Atmosphere-Ocean
Dams provide resilience to Columbia River basin from climate change impacts
Dams have been vilified for detrimental effects to water quality and fish passage, but a new study suggests that these structures provide "ecological and engineering resilience" to climate change in the Columbia River basin.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julia Jones
jones@geo.oregonstate.edu
541-737-1224
Oregon State University

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
EARTH: How Sandy changed storm warnings
Not only was Sandy "a perfect storm," but the conditions to communicate valuable life-saving information were too. EARTH Magazine examines how scientists rose to the occasion despite their circumstances and how they have developed new tools to protect the public during future storms

Contact: Megan Sever
msever@earthmagazine.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
NASA satellites see Typhoon Pabuk's shrinking eye close
Typhoon Pabuk's eye was clear on visible and infrared NASA satellite imagery on Sept. 24, and one day later high clouds covered the center and Pabuk's eye was "closed."
NASA

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

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Geophysical Research Letters
Long-term study reveals: The deep Greenland Sea is warming faster than the world ocean
Recent warming of the Greenland Sea Deep Water is about ten times higher than warming rates estimated for the global ocean. Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research recently published these findings in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. For their study, they analyzed temperature data from 1950 to 2010 in the abyssal Greenland Sea, which is an ocean area located just to the south of the Arctic Ocean.

Contact: Sina Loeschke
medien@awi.de
49-471-483-12008
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

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