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Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Climate change threatens to cause trillions in damage to world's coastal regions
New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century.

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

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
GSA Today: Terrestrial analogy to ancient martian ocean?
In the February issue of GSA Today, Lorena Moscardelli of the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences documents evidence in support for the existence of a martian ocean during the late Hesperian–early Amazonian by showcasing a new terrestrial, deep-water analogy.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Molecular Biology and Evolution
'Severe reduction' in killer whale numbers during last Ice Age
Whole genome sequencing has revealed a global fall in the numbers of killer whales during the last Ice Age, at a time when ocean productivity may have been widely reduced, according to researchers at Durham University.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Leighton Kitson
leighton.kitson@durham.ac.uk
44-019-133-46074
Durham University

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Orca's survival during the Ice Age
The most recent ice age may have been detrimental to the ocean's top predator, killer whales, and significantly affected diversity among living populations we see today.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Largest evolutionary study of sponges sheds new light on animal evolution
To provide a wider framework for understanding the molecular complexity behind the evolution of sponges, authors Riesgo, Windsor, Farrar, Giribet, and Leys (from the University of Barcelona, University of Alberta and Harvard University), performed the largest sequencing study to date on the genes of representatives from eight sponge genera covering all four currently recognized sponge classes.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK
Smithsonian reports fiery-red coral species discovered in the Peruvian Pacific
A new coral species, Psammogorgia hookeri, has been collected by scuba divers from rocky ledges at depths to 25 meters in Peru's Paracas National Reserve.

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
NASA's Aqua satellite tracking System 94P or 'Fletcher' near Queensland
A tropical low pressure area known as "System 94P" has tracked across western Queensland and moved into the Gulf of Carpentaria between Karumba and Gilbert River Mouth on Feb. 3 as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Endocrinology
Hormone in crab eyes makes it possible for females to mate and care for their young
Scientists discover new hormone in the eyestalks of blue crabs responsible for forming body parts that make it possible for female crabs to mate and raise young.

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
apelsinsky@umces.edu
410-330-1389
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Tropical Storm Kajiki fades over South China Sea
NASA's Aqua satellite captured one of the last images of Tropical Storm Kajiki as it began moving over the central Philippines on Jan. 31.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
The Cryosphere
Greenland's fastest glacier reaches record speeds
Jakobshavn Isbræ is moving ice from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean at a speed that appears to be the fastest ever recorded. Researchers from the University of Washington and the German Space Agency measured the dramatic speeds of the fast-flowing glacier in 2012 and 2013. The results are published today in The Cryosphere, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Bárbara Ferreira
media@egu.eu
49-892-180-6703
European Geosciences Union

Public Release: 2-Feb-2014
€2M EU funding for UEA project to understand Arctic ice melt
The University of East Anglia is launching a project to predict how the Arctic will cope with global warming by constructing a sea ice chamber. The chamber will reproduce the chemical exchanges between the ocean, sea ice, snow and the atmosphere in the Arctic. The aim is to help researchers make better predictions about the effect of global warming on both the Arctic and the rest of the world.
European Research Council

Contact: Lisa Horton
press@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-93496
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
NASA's Aqua satellite sees System 91S struggling
NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared data on System 91S in the Mozambique Channel that showed a system battered by wind shear, stretched out, with broken convection.
NASA

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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
NASA catches Tropical Depression Kajiki over central Philippines
Tropical Storm Kajiki developed from the second tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean season and quickly moved over the central Philippines.
NASA

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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
TRMM satellite sees Tropical Storm Dylan make landfall in Queensland
As Tropical Storm Dylan was making landfall in Queensland on Jan. 30, NASA's TRMM satellite was capturing rainfall data on the storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Environmental Reviews
Researchers identify 9 steps to save waterways
The key to clean waterways and sustainable fisheries is to follow nine guiding principles of water management, says a team of Canadian biologists.

Contact: Heather Amos
heather.amos@ubc.ca
604-822-3213
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
NASA satellite sees System 91S undeveloped in Mozambique Channel
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite that observed the tropical low pressure area designated as System 91S earlier this week captured another look at a much weaker storm on Jan. 30.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Journal of Marine Ecology Progress
New study examines the effects of catch-and-release fishing on sharks
A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science investigated how several species of coastal sharks respond to stress from catch-and-release fishing. The results revealed that each of the shark species responded differently. Hammerhead sharks were by far the most vulnerable to fighting on a fishing line.

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
786-256-4446
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
NASA gets 2 views of Tropical Cyclone Dylan making landfall in Australia
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Dylan and captured both visible and infrared imagery of the storm as it began landfalling.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Sea the future: New research on ocean conditions will aid planners
The Office of Naval Research Global announced this week a grant to the University of Melbourne that will provide new insights into ocean conditions -- crucial information for Navy planners involved in tactical and strategic decision-making.

Contact: Peter Vietti
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Marine Biology
At last: Mysterious ocean circles in the Baltic Ocean explained
Are they bomb craters from World War II? Are they landing marks for aliens? Since the first images of the mysterious ocean circles off the Baltic coast of Denmark were taken in 2008, people have tried to find an explanation. Now researchers from the University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen finally present a scientific explanation.

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

Public Release: 29-Jan-2014
Environmental Science & Technology
Study measures how well Asian carp prevention effort will work
Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, Resources for the Future, and the US Forest Service present their findings of the effectiveness of different Asian carp prevention barriers could be in a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Contact: Marion Wittmann
Marion.E.Wittmann.3@nd.edu
574-631-2502
University of Notre Dame

Public Release: 29-Jan-2014
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone 11P headed for Queensland
The NASA-NOAA Satellite known as Suomi NPP flew over newborn Tropical Cyclone 11P in the Coral Sea and captured a visible image of the newly developed storm as it moves toward a landfall in Queensland, Australia. Tropical Cyclone 11P developed from the low pressure area previously known as System 99P.
NASA

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

Public Release: 29-Jan-2014
TRMM satellite peers at rainfall in developing low near Mozambique
The TRMM satellite flew above a System 91S, a tropical low pressure area, in the Mozambique Channel on Jan. 28, 2014, at 1011 UTC/5:11 a.m. EST. TRMM data collected with this pass may be helpful in evaluating this low for possible tropical cyclone formation.
NASA

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

Public Release: 29-Jan-2014
Nature
Sponge bacteria, a chemical factory
A new, unknown strain of bacteria produces most of the bioactive substances that the stony sponge Theonella swinhoei exudes. An international research team led by ETH Zurich professor Jörn Piel describes these natural products, the associated genes and strain of bacteria in a publication in Nature.

Contact: Joern Piel
jpiel@ethz.ch
41-446-330-755
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 29-Jan-2014
PLOS ONE
Deaths attributed directly to climate change cast pall over penguins
Climate change is killing penguin chicks from the world's largest colony of Magellanic penguins, not just indirectly -- by depriving them of food, as has been repeatedly documented for these and other seabirds -- but directly as a result of drenching rainstorms and, at other times, heat, according to new findings from the University of Washington.

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

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