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Public Release: 7-May-2015
Evolution
Evolution in action: Mate competition weeds out GM fish from population
Purdue University research found that wild-type zebrafish consistently beat out genetically modified Glofish in competition for female mates, an advantage that led to the disappearance of the transgene from the fish population over time. The study, the first to demonstrate evolutionary outcomes in the laboratory, showed that mate competition trumps mate choice in determining natural selection.
US Department of Agriculture's Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program

Contact: Natalie van Hoose
nvanhoos@purdue.edu
765-496-2050
Purdue University

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Noul continues to intensify as it nears Luzon
Typhoon Noul, which in the Philippines has been designated by Dodong, is located 666 miles east southeast of Manila, Philippines.
NASA

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

Public Release: 7-May-2015
The American Naturalist
Fish born in larger groups develop more social skills and a different brain 'architecture'
New research on a highly social fish shows that those reared in larger social groups from the earliest stage of life develop increased social skills and a brain shape, or 'neuroplasticity,' which lingers into the later life of the fish.

Contact: Stefan Fischer
sf532@cam.ac.uk
44-122-333-6673
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Typhoon Noul beginning to strengthen in the West Pacific
Since its formation as a tropical depression three days ago, Typhoon Noul has taken on a general westward motion while steadily working its way across the central-west Pacific.
NASA

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

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Tropical disturbance in the North Atlantic likely to develop
Although the non-tropical low pressure system in the North Atlantic has moved little during the past several hours it has become better defined with increasing organization of the associated thunderstorm activity.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Tropical Depression 93W forms near Micronesia
Tropical Depression 93W formed on May 6, 2015, trailing on the heels of Typhoon Noul.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Not so cold-blooded creatures
A new study demonstrates certain warm-blooded fishes can swim faster and farther than their cold-blooded counterparts.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Micronesia warnings cancelled for Noul, Philippines next up
Typhoon Noul is currently moving west and will veer west-northwest, then later northwest. It is predicted that the storm will steadily intensify to 125 knots over the next three days. The projected trajectory will see Noul pass northeast of the Philippine Islands, whilst veering north towards Taiwan.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Sea lion strandings -- The view from the rookery
NOAA Fisheries wildlife biologist Sharon Melin describes conditions at the sea lion rookeries on the Channel Islands, where pups are going hungry because unusually warm water along the Pacific coast has made it more difficult for their mothers to find food.

Contact: jennie lyons
jennie.lyons@noaa.gov
301-427-8003
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Research Solutions for Aquaculture
Bigelow Laboratory exploring collaborations to enhance Maine's aquaculture competitiveness
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is hosting 50+ people involved in Maine's aquaculture industry on May 26 to explore how research and industry might join together to increase the resilience and international competitiveness of Maine's shellfish, finfish, and algal (both micro and macro) aquaculture businesses. The program will run from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Laboratory's East Boothbay Ocean Science and Education Campus.

Contact: Darlene Trew Crist
dtcrist@bigelow.org
207-315-2567 x103
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Public Release: 6-May-2015
PLOS ONE
Securing the supply of sea scallops for today and tomorrow
Good management has brought the $559 million United States sea scallop fishery back from the brink of collapse over the past 20 years. However, its current fishery management plan does not account for longer-term environmental change like ocean warming and acidification that may affect the fishery in the future. A group of researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, and Ocean Conservancy hope to change that.
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, National Science Foundation via the Carnegie Mellon Climate Energy and Decision Making Center, NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center

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

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Royal Society Open Science
Solomon Islands dolphin hunts cast spotlight on small cetacean survival
A new study on the impact of 'drive-hunting' dolphins in the Solomon Islands is casting a spotlight on the increasing vulnerability of small cetaceans around the world. From 1976 to 2013, more than 15,000 dolphins were killed by villagers in Fanalei alone, where a single dolphin tooth can fetch the equivalent of 70 cents -- an increase in value of five times just in the last decade.
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Pew Environmental Group, International Whaling Commission

Contact: Scott Baker
scott.baker@oregonstate.edu
541-272-0560
Oregon State University

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Scientists go high-tech to study fragile cold-water reefs
Coral reefs are generally associated with warm, shallow and crystal-clear waters in the tropics. Other species of coral, however, flourish in the deep cold ocean where they also form large reefs. Now researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have applied a technique to study these important and fragile cold water reefs without affecting them or altering their surrounding physical environment.

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

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Surfing's global elite collaborate to explore the challenges of sustainability
The surfing world's most powerful figures and practitioners have been brought together for a new book. Published by University of Plymouth Press, it explores how the industry is grappling with the global challenge of sustainability.

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
01-752-588-004
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Nature
Researchers discover missing link in the evolution of complex cells
In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that represents a missing link in the evolution of complex life. The study provides a new understanding of how, billions of years ago, the complex cell types that comprise plants, fungi, but also animals and humans, evolved from simple microbes.

Contact: Thijs Ettema
thijs.ettema@icm.uu.se
46-070-538-4219
Uppsala University

Public Release: 6-May-2015
PLOS ONE
Fishermen, communities need more than healthy fish stocks
A new tool ranks the vitality of a fishery by looking at its economic and community benefits as well as its ecological health.
International Coalition of Fisheries Associations, World Bank, US Department of Agriculture, Walton Family Foundation, US Agency for International Development

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Plasticity Forum 4th International Conference
Plasticity Forum to host its 4th international conference in Cascais, Portugal
The Plasticity Forum will hold its 4th annual conference on June 8-9 in Cascais, Portugal. The forum will bring together approximately 200 business leaders and experts to discuss innovative solutions to the growing plastic pollution problem facing land and marine environments.

Contact: Jeff Dillow
jeff@hollywoodpr.net
774-773-9571
Hollywood Public Relations

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Understand the effects of fire on aquatic ecosystems
Scientists to examine wildfire effects on fish habitat
Fire and aquatic scientists will gather in Portland, Ore., on the brink of an anticipated severe wildfire season to discuss how wildfires may help or hurt habitat for salmon, trout and other aquatic life and how restoration of fish habitat can improve its resiliency to fire and other influences such as climate change.

Contact: Michael Milstein
michael.milstein@noaa.gov
503-231-6268
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Marine Mammal Science
Just like humans, dolphins have social networks
They may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but dolphins do, in fact, form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends, according to a recent study by scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University.

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Yap Island typhoon warning in place for Noul
Tropical Storm Noul is still threatening Yap Island located in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-May-2015
NASA IMERG sees Australia's bicoastal rainfall
The rainfall accumulation analysis above was computed from data generated by the Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) during the period from April 28 to May 3, 2015. During this period IMERG algorithms continuously merged and interpolated satellite passive microwave precipitation estimates and microwave-calibrated infrared satellite estimates over the entire globe.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Marine Geology
Slowdown after Ice Age sounds a warning for Great Barrier Reef's future
Environmental factors similar to those affecting the present day Great Barrier Reef have been linked to a major slowdown in its growth 8,000 years ago, research led by the University of Sydney, Australia shows.
Australian Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Verity Leatherdale
verity.leatherdale@sydney.edu.au
61-403-067-342
University of Sydney

Public Release: 4-May-2015
PLOS ONE
Study shows dietary supplements are good for coral health
Most people know the health benefits of taking daily supplements, but what about endangered corals? A new study led by University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers found that the critically endangered Staghorn coral may benefit from supplemental nutrition to mitigate the adverse impacts of global climate change.
MOTE Marine Laboratories 'Protect Our Reefs' Grant, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
305-421-4704
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Climate Change
New climate projections paint bleak future for tropical coral reefs
As greater atmospheric carbon dioxide boosts sea temperatures, tropical corals face a bleak future. New climate model projections show that conditions are likely to increase the frequency and severity of coral disease outbreaks, reports a team of researchers led by Cornell University scientists, published today in Nature Climate Change.
NOAA Climate Program Office and National Science Foundation

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-7701
Cornell University

Public Release: 4-May-2015
2015 Adhesive and Sealant Council Annual Meeting
Puget Sound's clingfish could inspire better medical devices, whale tags
Researchers at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories are looking at how the biomechanics of clingfish could be helpful in designing devices and instruments to be used in surgery and even to tag and track whales in the ocean.
National Science Foundation, The Seaver Foundation

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

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