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Public Release: 6-Mar-2016
International Coastal Symposium
Sydney hosts global conference on managing coastlines
Marine science and coastal studies experts from around the world are in Sydney this week to discuss the various ways they are tackling the impact of climate change on our coastlines and oceans.

Contact: Jocelyn Prasad
University of Sydney

Public Release: 6-Mar-2016
An ocean observatory for the Red Sea
Studies conducted at the Saudi Aramco-KAUST Marine Environmental Research Center provide new insights into the physical and biological aspects of the Red Sea.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
NSU researcher receives part of National Science Foundation grant to study deep-sea life
NSU researcher is part of a team that will study deep-sea life, and more specifically, bioluminescence.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Donzelli
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
Aquaculture Research
UNH researchers conduct first comprehensive study of NH oyster farming
University of New Hampshire scientists have conducted the first study of oyster farming-nitrogen dynamics in New Hampshire, providing the first solid research on the state's oyster farming industry and the role oyster farms play with nitrogen removal. The research, which was funded in part by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, contributes to a growing body of research on how oysters affect the nitrogen content of estuaries such as Great Bay.
NH Agricultural Experiment Station, NIH/National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture, Ecological Services Research Program of the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Ray Grizzle
University of New Hampshire

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
Oestrogen in birth control pills has a negative impact on fish
A new doctoral thesis from Lund University in Sweden shows that hormones found in birth control pills alter the genes in fish, which can cause changes in their behavior. The thesis also shows that nurse midwives, who are the main prescribers in Sweden, lack information about the environmental impact of hormonal birth control methods, which may affect the advice they provide.

Contact: Cecilia Schubert
Lund University

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
New software to assess the environmental status of marine ecosystems
The new tool is called NEAT, which stands for Nested Environmental status Assessment Tool. 'NEAT allows us to assess the environmental status of European seas in an integrative way,' says Dr. Borja of AZTI in Spain, an expert on marine biodiversity and coordinator of the European research project DEVOTES.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
New maps reduce threats to whales, dolphins
A Duke-led team has created highly detailed maps charting the seasonal movements and population densities of 35 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises -- many of them threatened or endangered -- in US Atlantic and Gulf waters. The maps give government agencies and marine managers better tools to protect these highly mobile animals and guide ocean planning, including decisions about the siting of wind energy and oil and gas exploration along US coasts.
US Navy Fleet Forces Command, NASA

Contact: Tim Lucas
Duke University

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
The maximum earthquake magnitude for North Turkey
The Istanbul metropolitan region faces a high probability for a large earthquake in the near future. The question is: how large can such an earthquake be?

Contact: F.Ossing
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
The Cryosphere
Greenland's ice is getting darker, increasing risk of melting
Greenland's snowy surface has been getting darker over the past two decades, absorbing more heat from the sun and increasing snow melt, a new study of satellite data shows. That trend is likely to continue, with the surface's reflectivity, or albedo, decreasing by as much as 10 percent by the end of the century, the study says.

Contact: Kevin Krajick
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
PLOS Pathogens
Parasites help brine shrimp cope with arsenic habitat contamination
Do parasites weaken their hosts' resilience to environmental stress? Not always, according to a study published on March 3 in PLOS Pathogens. Rather than weakening its brine shrimp intermediate host, tapeworm infection enhances the shrimps' ability to cope with arsenic contamination in the water -- and the same holds true in the warmer waters predicted by climate change models.

Contact: Marta I. Sanchez
34-954-466-700 x1205

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Royal Society Open Science
Food limitation linked to record California sea lion pup strandings
Large numbers of California sea lion pups have flooded animal rescue centers in Southern California in the past few years. Now, as part of an ongoing investigation into the Unusual Mortality Event of California sea lions by a team of NOAA scientists and private partners, researchers may have an explanation.

Contact: Michael Milstein
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
UM researchers found shallow-water corals are not related to their deep-water counterparts
A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that shallow-reef corals are more closely related to their shallow-water counterparts over a thousand miles away than they are to deep-water corals on the same reef.
MOTE Protect Our Reefs Grants, NOAA/Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, BIOS Grant-in-Aid, RSMAS Alumni Award, NOAA/Living Resource Cooperative Science Center

Contact: Diana Udel
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
ISME Journal
Testing the evolution of resistance by experiment
As scientists look for replacements for our dwindling stock of antibiotics, the evolution of resistance is never far from their minds. Washington University in St. Louis biologist R. Fredrik Inglis explored the ability of bacteria to become resistant to a toxin called a bacteriocin by growing them for many generations in the presence of the toxin.

Contact: Diana
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Mariana Trench: 7 miles deep, the ocean is still a noisy place
For what may be the first time, scientists have eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world's oceans -- the Mariana Trench. Instead of finding a sea of silence, they discovered a cacophony of sounds both natural and caused by humans.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

Contact: Bob Dziak
Oregon State University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Researchers map how marine mammals interact with their prey
A team led by Northeastern University Professor Purnima Ratilal has mapped a mass feeding frenzy involving more than eight highly protected species of whales and dolphins in the US Gulf of Maine region. It is the first time researchers have observed predator and prey interactions in the wild over such a vast expanse, including specific species' feeding behaviors. Understanding how the two relate could have important implications for conserving marine ecosystems.

Contact: Jessica Caragher
Northeastern University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Overfishing increases fluctuations in aquatic ecosystems
Overfishing reduces fish populations and promotes smaller sizes in fish. The fish also reach sexual maturity earlier than normal. However, the impact of overfishing is not restricted to fish: as the predators at the top of the food web dwindle, the stability of the entire aquatic ecosystem is at risk.

Contact: Anna Kuparinen
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Seven miles deep, ocean still a noisy place
For what may be the first time, NOAA and partner scientists eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world's ocean and instead of finding a sea of silence, discovered a cacophony of sounds both natural and caused by humans.

Contact: Monica Allen
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Study shows whales dine with their own kind
Researchers from MIT, Northeastern University, the Institute of Marine Research in Norway, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, have found that as multiple species of whales feast on herring, they tend to stick with their own kind, establishing species-specific feeding centers along the 150-mile length of Georges Bank.
Ocean Acoustics Program of the Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, National Oceanographic Partnership Program, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Census of Marine Life

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Cholera-like disease 'piggybacking' on El Niño to reach new shores
New research published in Nature Microbiology suggests waterborne diseases are being spread by El Niño.

Contact: Andy Dunne
University of Bath

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Wayne State to evaluate possible link between Flint water system and health problems
Wayne State University announced today that it has formed the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership. The research group, led by Wayne State researchers specializing in environmental engineering and public health, will conduct an independent study to evaluate the possible association between changes in Flint's water system and public health, specifically the recent Legionnaires' disease outbreak.
Michigan State Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
The overlooked commotion of particle motion in the ocean
In response, researchers from the universities of Exeter, Bristol and Leiden and CEFAS have developed a user-friendly introduction to particle motion, explaining how and when it ought to be measured, and provide open-access analytical tools to maximize its uptake.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
University of Exeter

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Project with ground-breaking sub-marine CCS experiment starts today
The world's first 'real world' deep-water controlled experiment to simulate an emission from a submerged carbon dioxide storage reservoir aims to further verify the safety of offshore carbon dioxide capture and storage.
European Union's Horizon2020 Project

Contact: Holly Peacock
National Oceanography Centre, UK

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
New research helps solve the riddle of the ocean carbon conundrum
Initially, the fact that the oceans are absorbing a significant amount of the carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere by burning biomass and fossil fuels would appear to be a good thing. However, as more carbon dioxide dissolves into the oceans, it changes the pH of the seawater (a process called ocean acidification), making it difficult for some marine life to survive.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
University of Exeter

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
New theory of deep-ocean sound waves may aid tsunami detection
Researchers at MIT have now identified a less dramatic though far more pervasive source of acoustic-gravity waves: surface ocean waves, such as those that can be seen from a beach or the deck of a boat. These waves, known as surface-gravity waves, do not travel nearly as fast, far, or deep as acoustic-gravity waves, yet under the right conditions, they can generate the powerful, fast-moving, and low-frequency sound waves.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
First evidence that constant stress causes organisms to program changes in offspring
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have now provided the first evidence that stable environments like constant predator threats, not unstable conditions, generate the non-genetic behavioral changes known as 'transgenerational response' in the next generation.
University of Texas at Arlington Research Enhancement Program

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

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