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Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Tropical Depression Kujira at landfall
Tropical Depression Kujira made landfall in northeastern Vietnam early on June 24 as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead.
NASA

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

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Nature Conservation
To the rescue: Helping threatened Mediterranean sea turtles
With all sea turtles being currently on the list of endangered species, authors Ullmann and Stachowitsch offer a critical review of what is being done towards saving injured Mediterranean loggerhead and green turtles. In their report, published in Nature Conservation, they also call for further development and implementation of rescue centres, first-aid stations and awareness campaigns.

Contact: Judith Ullmann
jul007@post.uit.no
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Biology Letters
Forgotten fossil indicates earlier origin of teeth
A tiny tooth plate of the 410 million year old fossil fish Romundina stellina indicates that teeth evolved earlier in the tree of life than recently thought.
EU Framework Programme 7, Natural Environment Research Council, Paul Scherrer Institut

Contact: Astrid Kromhout
astrid.kromhout@naturalis.nl
31-637-040-842
Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Exceptional view of deep Arctic Ocean methane seeps
Close to 30.000 high definition images of the deep Arctic Ocean floor were captured on a recent research cruise. They give an exclusive insight into the most remote sites of natural methane release in the world.
Research Council of Norway

Contact: Maja Sojtaric
maja.sojtaric@uit.no
479-184-5151
CAGE - Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Climate and Environment

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
Rainbow of glowing corals discovered in depths of the Red Sea
Glowing corals that display a surprising array of colors have been discovered in the deep water reefs of the Red Sea by scientists from the University of Southampton, UK, Tel Aviv University and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences, Israel, together with an international team of researchers.

Contact: Steven Williams
s.williams@soton.ac.uk
0238-059-2128
University of Southampton

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
First species of yeti crab found in Antarctica named after British deep-sea biologist
The first species of yeti crab from hydrothermal vent systems of the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, has been described by a team of British scientists.
National Environment Research Council, Total Foundation

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
PLOS ONE
First species of yeti crab found in Antarctica
The first species of yeti crab from hydrothermal vent systems of the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, is described.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Kujira move into the Gulf of Tonkin
Tropical Storm Kujira tracked over Hainan Island, China, and moved into the Gulf of Tonkin when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
NASA

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

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Scientists expect slightly below average Chesapeake Bay 'dead zone' this summer
Scientists are expecting that this year's Chesapeake Bay hypoxic low-oxygen zone, also called the 'dead zone,' will be approximately 1.37 cubic miles -- about the volume of 2.3 million Olympic-size swimming pools. While still large, this is 10 percent lower than the long-term average as measured since 1950.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Geological Survey, University of Michigan, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Contact: Ben Sherman
ben.sherman@noaa.gov
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
How will cold-loving Antarctic fish respond to warming ocean waters?
Climate change will be a real shock to Antarctic fishes' physiological systems, says Northeastern professor William Detrich. With a new NSF grant, he will study how rising ocean temperatures will affect the development of the embryos of these fish and the growth of juveniles after hatching.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jessica Caragher
j.caragher@neu.edu
617-373-3287
Northeastern University

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Survival of the gutless? Filter-feeders eject internal organs in response to stress
A recent Tel Aviv University study explores the ability of a common coral reef organism to eviscerate and regenerate its gut within 12 days and rebuild its filtration organ, the branchial sac, within 19 days. Understanding this process points to promising new directions in human soft tissue regeneration research.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Below-average 'dead zone' predicted for Chesapeake Bay in 2015
A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting a slightly below-average but still significant 'dead zone' this summer in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary.

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Old-school literature search helps ecologist identify puzzling parasite
A months-long literature search that involved tracking down century-old scientific papers and translating others from Czech and French helped University of Michigan ecologist Meghan Duffy answer a question she'd wondered about for years.
National Science Foundation, U-M's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Single gene controls fish brain size and intelligence
A single gene called Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) drives brain size and intelligence in fish according to a new study by researchers at UCL, Stockholm University and University of Helsinki.

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Chaos
The physics of swimming fish
Fish may seem to glide effortlessly through the water, but the tiny ripples they leave behind are evidence of a constant give-and-take of energy between the swimmer and its aqueous environment -- a momentum exchange that propels the fish forward but is devilishly tricky to quantify. Now, new research shows that a fish's propulsion can be understood by studying vortices in the surrounding water as individual units instead of examining the flow as a whole.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
GSA 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition
Baltimore hosts Earth Scientists, 1-4 November 2015
Registration is open for The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting and Exposition, to be held 1 to 4 November 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, USA. Geoscientists from around the world, representing 37 disciplines, will present new findings that enlarge the body of geoscience knowledge and define directions for future study.

Contact: Christa Stratton
cstratton@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
NASA sees the wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Kujira
NASA's Aqua satellite gathered infrared data on Tropical Storm Kujira as it moved in a northerly direction in the South China Sea on June 22. Infrared data showed strongest convection was displaced from the center by vertical wind shear.
NASA

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Satellite movie shows Tropical Depression Bill's remnants exit US
The remnants of Tropical Depression Bill soaked a large part of the US from Texas to Washington, D.C., before moving into the Atlantic Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Physical Review Letters
Destructive power of bubbles could lead to new industrial applications
Cavitation bubbles can kill fish and damage boat propellers. Virginia Tech researcher say learning more about them could harness that power for industrial uses, like safer cleaning processes.
National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech Institute of Critical Technology and Applied Science

Contact: Eleanor Nelsen
enelsen@vt.edu
540-231-2761
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Nature Geoscience
The Southeast Pacific produces more nitrous oxide than previously thought
In addition to carbon dioxide there are plenty of other greenhouse gases. Nitrous oxide is one of them. However, a global assessment of emissions from the oceans is difficult because the measurement methods used so far have only allowed rough estimates. Using a new technology for continuous measurements, researchers of the GEOMAR and the Kiel University have now discovered that nitrous oxide emissions from the Southeast Pacific are much higher than previously thought. They publish their data in the international journal Nature Gesoscience.
Cluster of Excellence 'The Future Ocean', German Science Foundation, German Federal Ministry of Science and Education, European Union

Contact: Jan Steffen
jsteffen@geomar.de
49-431-600-2811
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Nature Geoscience
Uplifted island
The island Isla Santa María in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle.

Contact: Franz Ossing
ossing@gfz-potsdam.de
49-331-288-1040
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 22-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bass use body's swimming muscles to suck in food
Bass are strong swimmers but they can't capture prey without also exerting a powerful suction into their mouths. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the power to form that vacuum comes from the very same muscles they use to swim.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
NASA sees Tropical Depression Bill tracking through US
Tropical Depression Bill continues to be a soaker as it travels in an east-northeasterly direction from Arkansas toward the Ohio Valley.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal launches new collaboration tools, ocean stories
This week, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean and partners launched new features on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal -- an online toolkit and resource center that helps stakeholders find and visualize ocean use data through mapping.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Contact: Arlo Hemphill
ahemphill@midatlanticocean.org
202-746-3484
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Public Release: 19-Jun-2015
Physiology 2015
MARCO applauds fishery council move to protect deep sea corals
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) applauds the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council on their recent approval of an amendment to protect deep sea corals from the impacts of fishing gear in the Mid-Atlantic.

Contact: Arlo Hemphill
ahemphill@midatlanticocean.org
202-746-3484
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

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