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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.

Contact: Rob Gutro
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
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
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
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
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
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
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.

Contact: Rob Gutro
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.

Contact: Rob Gutro
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
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.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 7-Aug-2013
NASA satellite sees Tropical Storm Mangkhut making Vietnam landfall
Tropical Storm Mangkhut had some strong thunderstorms around its center as it began making landfall in northern Vietnam on Aug. 7.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 7-Aug-2013
NASA sees 10-mile-high thunderstorms in Hurricane Henriette
NASA's TRMM satellite peered into the clouds of Hurricane Henriette as is continues moving through the Eastern Pacific Ocean, and found powerful thunderstorms that topped 10 miles high.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 7-Aug-2013
Strangers invade the homes of giant bacteria
Life is not a walk in the park for the world's largest bacteria, that live as soft, noodle-like, white strings on the bottom of the ocean depths. Without being able to fend for themselves, they get invaded by parasitic microorganisms that steal the nutrition, that they have painstakingly retrieved. This newly discovered bizarre deep ocean relationship may ultimately impact ocean productivity, report researchers from University of Southern Denmark now in the scientific journal Nature.

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
University of Southern Denmark

Public Release: 7-Aug-2013
Newly discovered bacterial partnership changes ocean chemistry
In a discovery that further demonstrates just how unexpected and unusual nature can be, scientists have found two strains of bacteria whose symbiotic relationship is unlike anything seen before.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Perkins
University of Southern California

Public Release: 6-Aug-2013
EARTH: Hurricane hunters fly toward improved storm forecasts
As hurricanes hit US coastlines, scientists study them to improve forecasts critical for saving lives and property. Last year, unmanned aircraft from NASA flew into the biggest storms as part of a project to improve hurricane forecasts. Three projects in particular may be responsible for a 20 percent error reduction in the hurricane track and intensity forecasts.

Contact: Megan Sever
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 6-Aug-2013
Scientists discover key to easing aquaculture's reliance on wild-caught fish
For the first time scientists have been able to develop a completely vegetarian diet that works for marine fish raised in aquaculture, the key to making aquaculture a sustainable industry as the world's need for protein increases. "This makes aquaculture completely sustainable," said Dr. Allen Place. "The pressure on natural fisheries in terms of food fish can be relieved. We can now sustain a good protein source without harvesting fish to feed fish."

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Public Release: 6-Aug-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Dolphins keep lifelong social memories, longest in a non-human species
Dolphins can recognize their old tank mates' whistles after being separated for more than 20 years -- the longest social memory ever recorded for a non-human species.

Contact: Jeremy Manier
University of Chicago

Public Release: 5-Aug-2013
Nature Geoscience
ORNL research reveals new challenges for mercury cleanup
More forms of mercury can be converted to deadly methylmercury than previously thought, according to a study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience. The discovery provides scientists with another piece of the mercury puzzle, bringing them one step closer to understanding the challenges associated with mercury cleanup.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jennifer Brouner
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Aug-2013
Tom Bowman's Climate Report delves into Arctic methane controversy
Tom Bowman, climate science communications expert and host of the Climate Report with Tom Bowman, interviews economist Chris Hope and oceanographer Peter Wadhams, two of the three authors of an article in the journal Nature that has stirred scientific controversy. The authors modeled the economic impact of a single phenomenon of global warming -- the release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East Siberian Sea -- and concluded that it "comes with an average global price tag of $60 trillion."

Contact: Tom Bowman
Bowman Global Change

Public Release: 5-Aug-2013
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Seafood menus from Hawaii reflect long-term ocean changes
The colorful restaurant menus that thousands of tourists bring home as souvenirs from Hawaii hold more than happy memories of island vacations. They also contain valuable data that are helping a trio of researchers track long-term changes to important fisheries in the Aloha State.

Contact: Tim Lucas
Duke University

Public Release: 5-Aug-2013
Disappearance of coral reefs, drastically altered marine food web on the horizon
If history's closest analog is any indication, the look of the oceans will change drastically in the future as the coming greenhouse world alters marine food webs and gives certain species advantages over others.

Contact: Robert Monroe
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 5-Aug-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Carbon emissions to impact climate beyond the day after tomorrow
Future warming from fossil fuel burning could be more intense and longer-lasting than previously thought. This prediction emerges from a new study by Richard Zeebe at the University of Hawai'i who includes insights from episodes of climate change in the geologic past to inform projections of man-made future climate change. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Contact: Richard E. Zeebe
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 4-Aug-2013
Nature Climate Change
UCSB study finds climate change is causing modifications to marine life behavior
Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface, yet our knowledge of the impact of climate change on marine habitats is a mere drop in the proverbial ocean compared to terrestrial systems. An international team of scientists set out to change that by conducting a global meta-analysis of climate change impacts on marine systems.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 4-Aug-2013
Nature Climate Change
Global investigation reveals true scale of ocean warming
Warming oceans are causing marine species to change breeding times and shift homes with expected substantial consequences for the broader marine landscape, according to a new global study.

Contact: Andrew Merrington
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 4-Aug-2013
The River Odra mouth area's biological diversity explained in new open access books
The Great Lagoon is the major component in the Odra River mouth system. The border between Poland and Germany crosses the Szczecin Lagoon, leaving the Great Lagoon on the Polish side. In addition to supporting highly efficient commercial fisheries, the Szczecin Lagoon is a popular recreation and tourist area. This new books provids groundwork for a comprehensive assessment of the Great Lagoon's environment and biota, and for a multi-component analysis of the Lagoon's ecosystem.

Contact: Maria Hrynkiewicz
De Gruyter Open

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