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Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
Nature
Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity
Teeming with species, tropical coral reefs have been long thought to be the areas of greatest biodiversity for fishes and other marine life--and thus most deserving of resources for conservation. But a new global study of reef fishes reveals a surprise: when measured by factors other than the traditional species count--instead using features such as a species' role in an ecosystem--new hotspots of biodiversity emerge, including some nutrient-rich, temperate waters.
Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities Program

Contact: David Malmquist
davem@vims.edu
804-684-7011
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
PLOS ONE
New mechanism for protein misfolding may link to ALS
A recently identified link between a toxic amino acid found in blue-green algae and several motor neuron diseases could help researchers devise a therapy for the fatal conditions.

Contact: Marilyn Asay
marilyn@ethnomedicine.org
801-375-6214
University of Technology Sydney

Public Release: 25-Sep-2013
PLOS ONE
Missouri ponds provide clue to killer frog disease
In Missouri, about a third of the ponds are infected with chytrid, the notorious skin fungus that has sickened and killed amphibians in other parts of the world. Why only a third, Washington University in St. Louis scientists wondered? A comprehensive study of the the ponds suggests there are hidden constraints on the survival of the fungus. One possibility is that invertebrates present in some ponds but not others allow the fungus to persist by acting as alternative hosts or reservoirs.

Contact: Diana Lutz
dlutz@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 24-Sep-2013
NOAA awards $967,000 to 11 marine debris removal projects
NOAA's Marine Debris Program announced today that it provided $967,000 through NOAA's Restoration Center to support locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects. Eleven groups across the country received funding to remove derelict fishing nets, litter, lumber, tires and other harmful marine debris from shorelines and coastal waters.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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

Public Release: 24-Sep-2013
NOAA, government and academia partners deploy underwater robots to improve hurricane science
A fleet of underwater robots is descending into waters off the east coast to collect data that could help improve storm intensity forecasts during future hurricane seasons. Several regions of the NOAA-led US Integrated Ocean Observing System are partnering to deploy 12 to 16 autonomous underwater robotic vehicles, also known as gliders, from Nova Scotia to Georgia to collect data on ocean conditions, which will help improve scientists' understanding of hurricanes and pave the way for future improvements in hurricane intensity forecasts.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Naval Research, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, University of Delaware, Canada's Ocean Technology Network

Contact: Jennie Lyons
jennie.lyons@noaa.gov
301-427-2446
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 24-Sep-2013
PLOS ONE
Deep sea ecosystem may take decades to recover from Deepwater Horizon spill
The deep-sea soft-sediment ecosystem in the immediate area of the 2010's Deepwater Horizon well head blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will likely take decades to recover from the spill's impacts, according to a scientific paper reported in the online scientific journal PLoS One.

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Public Release: 24-Sep-2013
University of Toronto prize-winning technology reduces marine bio-fouling
A University of Toronto technology that provides a cost-effective and environmentally sound solution to the fishing industry's multi-billion-dollar bio-fouling problem has been recognized with a Clean50 Award.

Contact: Kim Luke
kim.luke@utoronto.ca
416-978-4352
University of Toronto

Public Release: 24-Sep-2013
NASA sees Typhoon Pabuk's veiled eye
NASA's Aqua satellite orbit around the Earth took it right over Typhoon Pabuk and the image showed an eye veiled with some high clouds.
NASA

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

Public Release: 24-Sep-2013
NASA sees inner-core structure of Typhoon Usagi persisted at landfall
The radar on NASA and JAXA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite saw Typhoon Usagi maintaining some of its inner-core structure an hour before landfall on Sept. 22, 2013.
NASA

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

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Science
Scientists push closer to understanding mystery of deep earthquakes
French and US team gain new understanding of powerful quakes that occur near Russia, Japan and Western United States.
National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers, L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Geology
Fossil record shows crustaceans vulnerable as modern coral reefs decline
Many ancient crustaceans went extinct following a massive collapse of reefs across the planet, and new University of Florida research suggests modern species living in rapidly declining reef habitats may now be at risk.

Contact: Adiël Klompmaker
aklompmaker@flmnh.ufl.edu
352-273-1942
University of Florida

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Baylor professors use whale earwax to develop new method to determine contaminant exposure in whales
Baylor University professors Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., have developed a novel technique for reconstructing contaminant and hormone profiles using whale earplugs, determining -- for the first time -- lifetime chemical exposures and hormone profiles, from birth to death, for an individual whale, information that was previously unattainable.
The Marine Mammal Commission

Contact: Tonya B. Lewis
tonya_lewis@baylor.edu
254-710-4656
Baylor University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Infrared NASA image shows strength in Typhoon Pabuk's eastern side
Typhoon Pabuk continued to strengthen as it moved north through the northwestern Pacific Ocean on Sept. 23, and NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
NASA sees deadly typhoon usagi hit southern China
Southeastern China was hit by the most powerful typhoon of 2013 on Sept. 22, when Typhoon Usagi came ashore landfall in the Guangdong Province during the evening.
NASA

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

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Biology Letters
The fish and the egg: Towards a new strategy for fattening up red drum in Texas
Are red drum fish "capital" or "income" breeders? The answer has significant economic and environmental consequences for how the state of Texas manages its breeding of the popular game fish.
National Science Foundation, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Contact: Lee Fuiman
lee.fuiman@utexas.edu
361-749-6775
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Nature
It takes a(n academic) village to determine an enzyme's function
Scientists have sequenced the genomes of nearly 6,900 organisms, but they know the functions of only about half of the protein-coding genes thus far discovered. Now a multidisciplinary effort involving 15 scientists from three institutions has begun chipping away at this mystery -- in a big way. Their work to identify the function of one bacterial protein and the biochemical pathway in which it operates will also help identify the functions of hundreds of other proteins.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
PLOS ONE
A fast fish with a huge impact
Globalization is breaking down barriers -- also for plants and animals on the lookout for new homes. Rivers are also changing, in particular through the introduction of non-native species, often brought in by passing ships. In the Danube River, scientists have been observing a fish species conquering a new habitat and creating a totally new ecosystem in the process.

Contact: Barbara Wankerl
barbara.wankerl@tum.de
49-892-892-2562
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 23-Sep-2013
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Chasing the black holes of the ocean
According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the mysterious black holes of space. These eddies are so tightly shielded by circular water paths that nothing caught up in them escapes.

Contact: George Haller
georgehaller@ethz.ch
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
TRMM satellite sees system 98W organizing near Guam, Marianas
NASA's TRMM satellite data revealed heavy rainfall and banding of thunderstorms around the southern quadrant of System 98W in the northwestern Pacific near Guam and the Marianas Islands.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
NASA sees super typhoon affecting Philippines and Taiwan, headed to China
The most powerful typhoon of 2013 (Usagi) was passing between northern Philippines and southern Taiwan on Sept. 19.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
NASA sees remnants of Hurricane Manuel soaking northern Mexico, Texas
Two NASA satellites observed Hurricane Manuel as it made landfall in northwestern Mexico and brought rainfall into southwestern Texas.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
NASA HS3 mission reveals Tropical Storm Humberto's hybrid core
NASA's Global Hawk 872 flew over Tropical Storm Humberto on Sept. 16 and 17 after it was reborn from remnants of its earlier life cycle.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
Lithosphere
Lithosphere interprets earth
The October 2013 Lithosphere is now online. Locations studied include the Central Iberian Massif in Spain; Arctic Alaska; the Wet Mountains of Central Colorado, USA; the Basgo Formation in northwest India; Crystal Geyser in southeastern Utah, USA; Knight Inlet in the southwestern Coast Mountains Batholith, British Columbia, Canada; and three crustal-scale shear zones in the western Canadian Shield of northern Saskatchewan. Lithosphere is published bimonthly in hardcopy; articles are posted online as they become available.

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
NASA sees super-rapid intensification of Supertyphoon Usagi
The radar on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite captured an image of Supertyphoon Usagi near the end of a 24-hour period in which Usagi intensified by 65 knots.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
Global Change Biology
Climate change: Polar bears change to diet with higher contaminant loads
Over the past 30 years, polar bears have increasingly exchanged ringed seal with harp seal and hooded seal in their diet. This change exposes the polar bear to more contaminants, according to a recent international study.

Contact: Rune Dietz
rdi@dmu.dk
45-21-25-40-35
Aarhus University

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