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Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Phytoplankton, reducing greenhouse gases or amplifying Arctic warming?
Scientists with Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, and Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, presented on Monday, April 20, in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences online, the geophysical impact of phytoplankton that triggers positive feedback in the Arctic warming when the warming-induced melting of sea ice stimulates phytoplankton growth. The paper is titled 'Amplified Arctic warming by phytoplankton under greenhouse warming.'
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Korea, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Ms. YunMee Jung
postech-pr@postech.ac.kr
82-054-279-2417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 21-Apr-2015
Nature Communications
Extending climate predictability beyond El Niño
Tropical Pacific climate variations and their global weather impacts may be predicted much further in advance than previously thought, according to research by an international team of climate scientists from the USA, Australia, and Japan. The source of this predictability lies in the tight interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere and among the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian Oceans. Such long-term tropical climate forecasts are useful to the public and policy makers.

Contact: Gisela Speidel
gspeidel@hawaii.edu
808-956-9252
University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Deep Sea Research II - Topical Studies in Oceanography
Let it snow
Before Deepwater Horizon, scientists didn't know that oil and marine snow had anything to do with each other.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Nature Geoscience
Ocean currents impact methane consumption
Offshore the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, methane is seeping out of the seabed in several hundred meters depth. Luckily, bacteria are consuming a large proportion of the methane before it is released to the atmosphere, where it acts as a greenhouse gas. An interdisciplinary study conducted by researchers at the University of Basel and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel could now show that ocean currents can have a strong impact on methane removal. The renowned journal Nature Geoscience has published the study.

Contact: Jan Steffen
jsteffen@geomar.de
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
PLOS Biology
Pruning of blood vessels: Cells can fuse with themselves
Cells of the vascular system of vertebrates can fuse with themselves. This process, which occurs when a blood vessel is no longer necessary and pruned, has now been described on the cellular level by Professor Markus Affolter from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. The findings of this study have been published in the journal PLOS Biology.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
olivia.poisson@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 20-Apr-2015
Current Biology
Vampire squid discovery shows how little we know of the deep sea
Among soft-bodied cephalopods, vampire squid live life at a slower pace. At ocean depths from 500 to 3,000 meters, they don't swim so much as float, and they get by with little oxygen while consuming a low-calorie diet of zooplankton and detritus. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 20 have found that vampire squid differ from all other living coleoid cephalopods in their reproductive strategy as well.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
Journal of Great Lakes Research
Model offers more ease, precision for managing invasive Asian carp
The likelihood of Asian carp eggs being kept in suspension and hatching in the St. Joseph River in Michigan has been further evaluated using a model that examines a range of multiple flow and water temperature scenarios. Results illustrate the highest percentage of Asian carp eggs at risk of hatching occurs when the streamflow is low and when the water temperature is high.

Contact: Jennifer LaVista
jlavista@usgs.gov
303-202-4764
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fish type, body size can help predict nutrient recycling rates
The nutrients excreted by fish in their 'pee' may be critical to the health of coastal ecosystems. But knowing whether generalizations can be made about how to predict these nutrient levels in various ecosystems has vexed researchers -- until now.
National Science Foundation, US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Mick Kulikowski
mick_kulikowski@ncsu.edu
919-515-8387
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
GPM sees wind shear affecting remnants of Extra-tropical Cyclone Joalane
The GPM satellite showed the effects of wind shear and waning rainfall rates in Extra-tropical Cyclone Joalane as it was moving in a southeasterly direction through the Southern Indian Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
New tool to connect geoscience information to decision makers
The Critical Issues Research Database seeks to connect end-users to the wealth of information available on issues at the intersection of geoscience and society such as the occurrence of natural resources, hazard mitigation and pollution risks.

Contact: Leila Gonzales
lmg@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
Science
Repeated marine predator evolution tracks changes in ancient and Anthropocene oceans
A team of Smithsonian scientists synthesized decades of scientific discoveries to illuminate the common and unique patterns driving the extraordinary transitions that whales, dolphins, seals and other species underwent as they moved from land to sea. Drawing on recent breakthroughs in diverse fields such as paleontology, molecular biology and conservation ecology, their findings offer a comprehensive look at how life in the ocean has responded to environmental change from the Triassic to the Anthropocene.
Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship

Contact: Katie Sabella
sabellak@si.edu
202-633-2950
Smithsonian

Public Release: 16-Apr-2015
Current Biology
Video: Octopuses have unique way to control their 'odd' forms
The body plan of octopuses is nothing if not unique, with a sophisticated brain in a soft, bilaterally symmetrical body, encircled by eight radially symmetrical and incredibly flexible arms. Now, researchers reporting the first detailed kinematic analysis of octopus arm coordination in crawling show that the animals have a unique motor control strategy to match their 'odd' form. The researchers report their findings in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 16.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-335-6270
Cell Press

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
Study will parse evolutionary shift between life in water and on land
University of Kansas researcher Andrew Short will analyze South American water scavenger beetles' transition between aquatic and terrestrial living -- and in the process learn more about the mechanics of evolution itself.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 15-Apr-2015
Biology Letters
Longest mammal migration raises questions about distinct species
A team of scientists from the United States and Russia has documented the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded -- a round-trip trek of nearly 14,000 miles by a whale identified as a critically endangered species that raises questions about its status as a distinct species.
US Office of Naval Research, Exxon Neftegas Limited

Contact: Bruce Mate
bruce.mate@oregonstate.edu
541-867-0202
Oregon State University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
Royal Society Open Science
Research details 40 million-year-old family tree of baleen whales
New research from New Zealand's University of Otago is providing the most comprehensive picture of the evolutionary history of baleen whales, which are not only the largest animals ever to live on earth, but also among the most unusual.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, The Geoscience Society of New Zealand, The Scottish Association for Marine Science, The Systematic Association/Linnean Society of London, The Paleontological Society

Contact: Felix Mars
felix.marx@otago.ac.nz
81-029-853-8263
University of Otago

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
Paleoceanography
Climate connections
Global climate has undergone periods of stability, but also instability, with abrupt, rapid and substantial climate changes occurring as a consequence of natural processes scientists still don't understand. University of South Carolina paleoceanographer Kelly Gibson contributed to the field in a recent paper, which demonstrates the influence of rapid climate change on marine ecosystems near Venezuela tens of thousands of years ago and shows how changes there were accompanied by simultaneous changes globally.

Contact: Steven Powell
spowell2@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-1923
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
Ecosphere
The life force of African rivers
A new study shows the ecological importance of hippopotamus-vectored subsidies.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 14-Apr-2015
PLOS ONE
Seeing the unseen: PET/CT scans reveal worms' hidden life
What are lugworms and other small animals doing in the seabed? Until now scientists have not been able to study these animals without disturbing them, but thanks to modern PET/CT scans, now we can study their hidden life.

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Solo dissipating
Tropical Cyclone Solo was dissipating over the Southwestern Pacific Ocean when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on April 13, 2015.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Coexisting in a sea of competition
Diversity of life abounds on Earth, and there's no need to look any farther than the ocean's surface for proof. There are over 200,000 species of phytoplankton alone, and all of those species of microscopic marine plants that form the base of the marine food web need the same basic resources to grow -- light and nutrients.
US Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, DOE/Joint Genome Institute

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fragment of continental crust found under south east Iceland
An international team, including researchers at the University of Liverpool, have shown that south east Iceland is underlain by continental crust.

Contact: Sarah Stamper
sarah.stamper@liv.ac.uk
01-517-943-044
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 13-Apr-2015
Nature Climate Change
Warming seas pose habitat risk for fishy favorites
Popular North Sea fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole could become less common on our menus because they will be constrained to preferred habitat as seas warm, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change.

Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 10-Apr-2015
Palaeontology
What life was like for newborn giant sea lizards during the age of the dinosaur
Many scientists have studied fossils from gigantic marine lizards called mosasaurs that lived at the time of the dinosaurs and flourished in ancient seas, but little is known about aspects of their breeding and birth. Investigators have gained new insights from young mosasaur specimens collected over 100 years ago that had previously been thought to belong to ancient marine birds. Their findings are published in Palaeontology.

Contact: Dawn Peters
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley

Public Release: 9-Apr-2015
Science
Smithsonian's Panama debate fueled by zircon dating
New evidence published in Science by Smithsonian geologists dates the closure of an ancient seaway at 13 to 15 million years ago and challenges accepted theories about the rise of the Isthmus of Panama and its impact on world climate and animal migrations.

Contact: Beth King
kingb@si.edu
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Apr-2015
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Dynamic dead zones alter fish catches in Lake Erie
Lake Erie's dead zones are actually quite active, greatly affecting fish distributions, catch rates and the effectiveness of fishing gear.

Contact: Marisa Lubeck
mlubeck@usgs.gov
303-202-4765
United States Geological Survey

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