EurekAlert! - Marine Science Portal
  EurekAlert! Login | Main Page | Press Releases | Press Release Archive | Multimedia Gallery | Resources | Calendar | EurekAlert!
{TOPLEFTPHOTOALTTEXT}

Main Page
Press Releases
Multimedia Gallery
Resources
Calendar
EurekAlert! Home
EurekAlert! Login

 Search News Archive:
   
 Advanced Search
Press Releases

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 251-275 out of 1335.

<< < 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 > >>

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
Estuaries and Coasts
Ocean warming affecting Florida reefs
Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new study by the US Geological Survey.

Contact: Christian Quintero
cquintero@usgs.gov
813-498-5019
United States Geological Survey

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
PLOS Biology
NTU partners international universities to build a network of citizen oceanographers
Singapore's NTU is working with other international universities to build a global network of 'citizen scientists' on a free-to-access database for oceanographic data.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
PLOS ONE
Gulf killifishes' biological responses to oil spills similar in field, laboratory studies
Gulf killifish biological responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill detected by researchers in the field are similar to those in controlled laboratory studies.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
PLOS ONE
Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs
Sharks in no-fishing zones in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are more abundant when the coral is healthy.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
Biogeochemistry
US cityscapes show consistent patterns of 'urban evolution'
In a special issue of Biogeochemistry, scientists studying urban ecosystems say US urban landscapes are remarkably similar geologically and biochemically, share certain traits that can function as markers for urbanization, and evolve along similar pathways. The authors propose the concept of 'urban evolution.'
National Science Foundation, NASA, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Maryland Sea Grant

Contact: Heather Dewar
hdewar@umd.edu
301-405-9267
University of Maryland

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Ocean acidification: NSF awards $11.4 million in new grants to study effects on marine ecosystems
With increasing levels of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere and moving into marine ecosystems, the world's oceans are becoming more acidic.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
NASA sees Tropical Storm Fengshen looking more like a frontal system
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Fengshen as it continued moving away from the east coast of Japan. Satellite imagery showed that the storm resembled a frontal system more than a tropical storm because it appeared stretched from southwest to northeast.
NASA

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

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Princeton University launches NSF-funded initiative to study Southern Ocean's role in global systems
Scientists from 11 institutions across the United States will meet this week at Princeton University to officially launch a $21 million, National Science Foundation-funded, interdisciplinary initiative to study the Southern Ocean, the sea that surrounds Antarctica.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Southern Ocean's role in climate regulation, ocean health is goal of $21 million project
A six-year, $21 million program by Princeton University and 10 partner institutions will seek to make the importance and health of the Southern Ocean encircling Antarctica better known scientifically and publicly. The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling program, or SOCCOM, will create a biogeochemical and physical portrait of the ocean using an expanded computational capacity and hundreds of robotic floats deployed around Antarctica.
National Science Foundation, NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Morgan Kelly
mgnkelly@princeton.edu
609-258-5729
Princeton University

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Global Change Biology
Sharks in acidic waters avoid smell of food
The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brett Israel
brett.israel@comm.gatech.edu
404-385-1933
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
PLOS Biology
Citizen science model proposed to fill fundamental ocean data gap
A pioneering approach published today in the open access, peer reviewed scientific journal PLOS Biology challenges conventional research methods and proposes a global effort to engage and empower citizen scientists to gather basic ocean data aboard small vessels on the most common sailing routes.
University of Technology Sydney, University of Copenhagen, Nanyang Technological University, University of New South Wales, Australian Research Council, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, University of Victoria

Contact: Justin Broglio
justin.broglio@dri.edu
775-762-8320
Desert Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
PLOS Biology
Indian Ocean expedition pioneers citizen oceanography
Recreational sailors are being called upon to become 'citizen oceanographers' and help provide vital scientific knowledge about the world's oceans by sampling and testing remote waters from their yachts. In 2013, Dr. Federico Lauro, a UNSW Australia microbiologist and national sailing champion, led an international scientific expedition across the Indian Ocean to pioneer this cost-effective method of data collection. With the right equipment, citizen scientists could gather large quantities of information too, his team says.

Contact: Deborah Smith
deborah.smith@unsw.edu.au
61-293-857-307
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
Shift in Arabia sea plankton may threaten fisheries
Researchers have documented the rapid rise of an unusual plankton in the Arabian Sea that could be disastrous for the predator fish that sustain 120 million people living on the sea's edge.
National Science Foundation, NASA, Indian Space Research Organization, India's Council of Industrial Research

Contact: Kim Martineau
kmartine@ldeo.columbia.edu
646-717-0134
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
PeerJ
Biologists try to dig endangered pupfish out of its hole
A UC Berkeley biologist is giving important guidance in the efforts to rescue a critically endangered fish found only in Devils Hole, about 60 miles east of Death Valley National Park. It is estimated that fewer than 100 Devils Hole pupfish remain. Considered the world's rarest fish, the wild pupfish faces a 28 to 32 percent risk of extinction over the next 20 years.
National Park Service

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
NASA sees large Tropical Storm Fengshen skirting eastern Japan's coastline
Tropical Storm Fengshen is a large storm and infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite shows that it's about as long as the big island of Japan.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
NASA catches the end of Tropical Depression 14W
Tropical Depression 14W was a short-lived storm that only lasted through four bulletins from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared data on the storm's cloud top temperatures as it passed over China's Hainan Island and headed toward a final landfall in mainland China.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Science
Scientists apply biomedical technique to reveal changes in body of the ocean
For decades, doctors have developed methods to diagnose how different types of cells and systems in the body are functioning. Now scientists have adapted an emerging biomedical technique to study the vast body of the ocean.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
NASA sees post-Tropical Cyclone Norbert fading near Baja California
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Norbert on Sept. 7 before it weakened to a post- tropical storm. The AIRS instrument aboard captured infrared data that showed a 'sliver' of strong thunderstorms remained around the center of the waning storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Restoration Ecology
Study puts some mussels into Bay restoration
Research in Chesapeake Bay shows that the mussels that typically colonize a restored oyster reef can more than double the reef's overall filtration capacity.
Oyster Recovery Partnership

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Media event: GM awards Carnegie's BioEYES environmental education grant
The General Motors Corporation is presenting a $5,000.00 award to Carnegie's BioEYES K-12 educational program on Sept. 11, 2014, to deliver a two-week environmental curriculum, Your Watershed, Your Backyard. The event will start at 11:45 a.m., at GM's Baltimore Operations, 10301 Philadelphia Rd., White Marsh, Md.
General Motors Corporation

Contact: Chandra Harvey
harvey@ciwemb.edu
410-246-3004
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Current Biology
Fish as good as chimpanzees at choosing the best partner for a task
Latest research shows that coral trout can now join chimpanzees as the only non-human species that can choose the right situation and the right partner to get the best result when collaboratively working.

Contact: Fred Lewsey
fred.lewsey@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-5566
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Current Biology
Coral trout pick their collaborators carefully
Coral trout not only work with moray eels to improve their chances of a meal, but they can also be choosy when it comes to picking the best moray partner. The findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Sept. 8 show that such sophisticated collaborative abilities are not limited to apes and humans. The fish's behavior is remarkable in other ways too, the researchers say.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
moleary@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Frontiers in Microbiology
Like weeds of the sea, 'brown tide' algae exploit nutrient-rich coastlines
A new study by researchers at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Stony Brook University highlights up close the survival skills that have made Aureococcus anophagefferens the bane of fishermen, boaters and real-estate agents. Building on previous mapping of Aureococcus' genome, the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology this summer,confirms that the genes previously hypothesized to help Aureococcus survive in murky nutrient-rich waters, switch on in conditions typical of estuaries degraded by human activity.
US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Kim Martineau
kmartine@ldeo.columbia.edu
646-717-0134
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Marine Mammal Science
California blue whales rebound from whaling, first of their kin to do so
The number of California blue whales has rebounded to near historical levels, according to new research by the University of Washington, and while the number of blue whales struck by ships is likely above allowable US limits, such strikes do not immediately threaten that recovery.
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean

Contact: Sandra Hines
shines@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Environmental Science & Technology
Research shows declining levels of acidity in Sierra Nevada lakes
A team led by an environmental scientist at the University of California, Riverside has conducted research on lakes in the Sierra Nevada -- the most sensitive lakes in the US to acid rain, according to the Environmental Protection Agency -- and described human impacts on them during the 20th century. The conclusion is the overall news is good: Air quality regulation has benefited aquatic ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada; controlling air pollution is benefiting nature in California.
National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, National Science Foundation, University of California, Geological Society of America

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Showing releases 251-275 out of 1335.

<< < 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 > >>


HOME    DISCLAIMER    PRIVACY POLICY    CONTACT US    TOP
Copyright ©2014 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science