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Public Release: 14-May-2015
Video game could transform middle school students' online learning
With more middle school students learning online every year, experts have identified a growing need for high-quality educational approaches that take advantage of current technology. The Department of Education recently awarded a group of researchers at the University of Missouri $2.7 million to support the development of an educational video game for middle school distance learners.
US Department of Education

Contact: Christian Basi
basic@missouri.edu
573-882-4430
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Typhoon Dolphin closing in on Guam
A tight, highly developed and organized Typhoon Dolphin is closing in on Guam as it cruises across the Pacific at 16 knots. It is currently located 290 miles east southeast of Andersen AFB located in Guam. The RapidScat image taken on May 14, 2015, shows a very tight spiral of winds in the center which shows a very organized storm eye. Winds at present are at 95 knots gusting to 115 (109-132 mph).
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Species in the Spotlight campaign highlights NOAA Fisheries' endangered species conservation efforts
NOAA Fisheries announced today a new Species in the Spotlight campaign to focus recovery and public education efforts on eight marine species that are at risk of extinction.

Contact: Kate Brogan
katherine.brogan@noaa.gov
301-427-8030
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Further assessment needed of dispersants used in response to oil spills
New commentary in Nature Reviews Microbiology by Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia and her colleagues argues for further in-depth assessments of the impacts of dispersants on microorganisms to guide their use in response to future oil spills.

Contact: Samantha Joye
mjoye@uga.edu
706-542-5893
University of Georgia

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Science
Revealing the ocean's hidden fertilizer
Phosphorus is one of the most common substances on Earth. An essential nutrient for every living organism -- humans require approximately 700 milligrams per day -- we are rarely concerned about consuming enough of it because it is present in most of the foods we eat. Despite its ubiquity and living organisms' utter dependence on it, we know surprisingly little about how it moves, or cycles, through the ocean environment.
National Science Foundation, Simons Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Science
New research reveals first warm-blooded fish
New research by NOAA Fisheries has revealed the opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds, giving it a competitive advantage in the cold ocean depths.

Contact: Jim Milbury
jim.milbury@noaa.gov
562-980-4006
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 13-May-2015
NOAA Fisheries and partners winners of Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award
NOAA Fisheries staff Tom Good (Northwest Fisheries Science Center) and Steve Copps (West Coast Region), together with our partners at Washington Sea Grant and Oregon State University, were recently awarded the 2015 Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award. The award recognizes the team's role in a project to prevent migratory seabird mortality in the US West Coast Groundfish longline fishery.

Contact: Vicky Krikelas
Vicky.Krikelas@noaa.gov
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 13-May-2015
GPM, AIRS, and RapidScat view Typhoon Dolphin headed for Guam
Typhoon Dolphin (strengthened overnight on 5/12 from Tropical Storm status) formed south of Pohnpei in the western Pacific Ocean on May 7, 2015. Dolphin's power has oscillated from a weak tropical depression to typhoon intensity over the past five days. Dolphin is now an intensifying typhoon headed westward.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Nature
Study reveals how rivers regulate global carbon cycle
River transport of carbon to the ocean is not on a scale that will solve our CO2 problem, but we haven't known how much carbon the world's rivers routinely flush into the ocean, until now. A study by WHOI scientists calculated the first direct estimate of how much and in what form organic carbon is exported by rivers. The estimate will help modelers predict how this export may shift as Earth's climate changes.
National Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Dedicated scientists and volunteers working to better understand now rare abalone species
David Witting, a NOAA Fisheries biologist, has been working to restore abalone populations for over a decade. Bill Hagey, a developer of underwater instruments used by marine scientists, started working with the pioneer of abalone research, Dr. David Leighton, when he was in high school. Witting and Hagey began diving together for abalone a few years ago. Then, within a short time, their venture turned into a Citizen Science Group taking action to contribute new information to our understanding of southern California abalone populations.

Contact: Megan Morlock
Megan.Morlock@noaa.gov
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Ex-Super Typhoon Noul's final warning issued by Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Noul is expected to be near Tokyo Tuesday night with strong winds and heavy rain. Currently Noul is located 412 miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, and is moving northeast at 51 knots.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 12-May-2015
All NASA eyes on Tropical Storm Dolphin
Three NASA satellite instruments took aim at Tropical Storm Dolphin. Dolphin responded by posing for pictures as it headed west towards Guam gathering strength and speed as it moves.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 12-May-2015
mBio
Bacteria the newest tool in detecting environmental damage
A team of researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.
Berkeley Laboratory

Contact: David Goddard
david.goddard@utk.edu
865-974-0683
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Ana becomes first 2015 Atlantic tropical storm and weakens ashore
On May 9, 2015, at 1626 UTC (12:26 PM EDT) the GPM satellite flew over when ANA was making the change from subtropical storm to tropical storm.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Evolutionary Applications
Mining pollution alters fish genetics in southwest England
Pollution from historic mining activities in south west England has led to a reduction in genetic diversity of brown trout according to new research from the University of Exeter. The findings, which will be published on Friday, May 15, in the journal Evolutionary Applications, indicate that human activity can alter the genetic patterns of wild populations -- an important issue in modern conservation.

Contact: Jo Bowler
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-139-272-2062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Ocean head count: Scientists develop new methods to track ocean biodiversity
How can you track changes in complex marine ecosystems over time? MBARI scientists are part of a team trying to do just this with a five-year, $7 million grant through the National Ocean Partnership Program. The proposed Marine Biodiversity Observation Network will combine species counts and ecological data from existing research programs with newer data gathered using cutting-edge satellites, robots, and genetic analyses.
NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of the Interior-Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
kfb@mbari.org
831-775-1835
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Scientific Data
New national database of coastal flooding launched
Scientists have compiled a new database of coastal flooding in the UK over the last 100 years, which they hope will provide crucial information to help prevent future flooding events.

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-238-059-3212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 12-May-2015
eLife
Nothing fishy about new way to produce sunscreen pill and lotion
Scientists from Oregon State University have discovered that fish can produce their own sunscreen. They have copied the method used by fish for potential use in humans.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jennifer Mitchell
j.mitchell@elifesciences.org
44-012-238-55373
eLife

Public Release: 12-May-2015
The Cryosphere
New study shows Antarctic ice shelf is thinning from above and below
A decade-long scientific debate about what's causing the thinning of one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves is settled this week with the publication of an international study in the journal The Cryosphere.
Natural Environment Research Council, National Science Foundation

Contact: Athena Dinar
amdi@bas.ac.uk
44-122-322-1441
British Antarctic Survey

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Science
Photosynthesis has unique isotopic signature, UCLA researchers report
Photosynthesis leaves behind a unique calling card in the form of a chemical signature that is spelled out with stable oxygen isotopes, UCLA geochemists reported April 24 in the journal Science. The findings suggest that similar isotopic signatures could exist for many biological processes, including some that are difficult to observe with current tools.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 11-May-2015
For the first time, scientists tag a loggerhead sea turtle off US West Coast
Fifty miles out to sea from San Diego, in the middle of April, under a perfectly clear blue sky, NOAA Fisheries scientists Tomo Eguchi and Jeff Seminoff leaned over the side of a rubber inflatable boat and lowered a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle into the water. That turtle was a trailblazer -- the first of its kind ever released off the West Coast of the United States with a satellite transmitter attached.

Contact: Jim Milbury
jim.milbury@noaa.gov
562-980-4006
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Gulf of Maine red tide bloom expected to be similar to past 3 years
New England's spring and summer red tides will be similar in extent to those of the past three years, according to the 2015 Gulf of Maine red tide seasonal forecast. The forecast is the eighth seasonal Gulf of Maine red tide forecast funded by NOAA and issued by scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and North Carolina State University. The forecast is part of a larger NOAA effort to deliver ecological forecasts that support human health and coastal and marine stewardship.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, State of Maine, University of North Carolina State University

Contact: Ben Sherman
ben.sherman@noaa.gov
30-171-330-366
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Tropical Storm Dolphin threatening Micronesia
The MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Dolphin riding roughshod over the Federated States of Micronesia.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Ana makes landfall in South Carolina on Mother's Day
This was no Mother's Day gift to South Carolina as Ana made landfall on Sunday. Just before 6 am, Ana made landfall north of Myrtle Beach, SC with sustained winds of 45 mph, slightly lower than the 50 mph winds it was packing as a tropical storm over the Atlantic.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Noul makes landfall in Philippines, thousands flee
On Sunday, May 10, 2015, Super Typhoon Noul (designated Dodong in the Philippines) made landfall in Santa Ana, a coastal town in Cagayan on the northeastern tip of the Philippine Islands. Close to 2,500 residents evacuated as the storm crossed over, and as of today no major damage or injuries have been reported.
NASA

Contact: Lynn Jenner
lynn.a.jenner@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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