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Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Environmental monitoring web community to be launched at American Geophysical Union Meeting
An online community for do-it-yourself environmental monitoring enthusiasts will eventually help environmental scientists and planners around the globe better observe and quantify the effects of land use and climate change. That's the vision for, developed by Stroud Water Research Center in affiliation with the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory.

Contact: Beverly Payton
610-268-2153 x305
Stroud Water Research Center

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
NASA sees Hagupit weaken to a depression enroute to Vietnam
The once mighty super typhoon has weakened to a depression in the South China Sea as it heads for a final landfall in southern Vietnam. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm that showed it was weakening.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Fish use chemical camouflage from diet to hide from predators
A species of small fish uses a homemade coral-scented cologne to hide from predators, a new study has shown, providing the first evidence of chemical camouflage from diet in fish.
Australian Research Council, Ecological Society of Australia

Contact: Brett Israel
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
Study: Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes
Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a study from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky shows.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Natalie van Hoose
Purdue University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Tourism poses a threat to dolphins in the Balearic Islands
The rise in tourism, fishing and sea transport between the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands is compromising the wellbeing of a small population of common bottlenose dolphins living in coastal waters off the Pityusic Islands. This is the conclusion of a study led by the University of Barcelona, which has, for the first time, counted these mammals in summer and spring, which are crucial seasons for them.

Contact: SINC Team
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Current Biology
The story of a bizarre deep-sea bone worm takes an unexpected twist
Marine biologist Greg Rouse at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and his colleagues have discovered a new species of bizarre deep-sea worms that feast on the bones of dead animals. The new 'bone worm' was found to be an evolutionary reversal of size unseen in the animal kingdom.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, National Science Foundation, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen.

Contact: Mario Aguilera or Robert Monroe
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
NOAA, partners reveal first images of historic San Francisco shipwreck, SS City of Rio de Janeiro
NOAA and its partners today released 3-D sonar maps and images of an immigrant steamship lost more than 100 years ago in what many consider the worst maritime disaster in San Francisco history. On Feb. 22, 1901, in a dense morning fog, the SS City of Rio de Janeiro struck jagged rocks near the present site of the Golden Gate Bridge and sank almost immediately, killing 128 of the 210 passengers and crew aboard the ship.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Keeley Belva
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
New form of ice could help explore exciting avenues for energy production and storage
The discovery of a new form of ice could lead to an improved understanding of our planet's geology, potentially helping to unlock new solutions in the production, transportation and storage of energy. Ice XVI, the least dense of all known forms of ice, has a highly symmetric cage-like structure that can trap gaseous molecules to form compounds known as clathrates or gas hydrates.

Contact: James Romero
Institut Laue-Langevin

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Predator versus prey
California sheephead plays a vital role in the food web of kelp forests along the Pacific coast.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
NASA satellite data shows Hagupit dropped almost 19 inches of rainfall
Typhoon Hagupit soaked the Philippines, and a NASA rainfall analysis indicated the storm dropped almost 19 inches in some areas. After Hagupit departed the Philippines as a tropical storm, NASA's Terra satellite passed over and captured a picture of the storm curled up like a cat waiting to pounce when it landfalls in Vietnam on Dec. 11.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Ancient creature discovered in the depths of the Arctic Ocean
An extraordinary animal has been discovered more than 1.5 miles (2.5 km) below the ocean surface off the coast of northern Alaska, USA. The new species is a type of bivalve mollusk (clams, mussels, oysters etc.). Age estimates place the new clam as living more than 1.8 million years ago to the near present, but scientists can't discount that it might still be alive today. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Paul Valentich-Scott
805-682-4711 x146
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Progress in Oceanography
Climate change projected to drive species northward
Anticipated changes in climate will push West Coast marine species from sharks to salmon northward an average of 30 kilometers per decade, shaking up fish communities and shifting fishing grounds, according to a new study published in the journal Progress in Oceanography.

Contact: Michael Milstein
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Scientists estimate the total weight of plastic floating in the world's oceans
Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution may be floating in the world's oceans.

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
The legend of the kamikaze typhoons
In the late 13th Century, Kublai Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire, launched one of the world's largest armada of its time in an attempt to conquer Japan. Early narratives describe the decimation and dispersal of these fleets by the 'kamikaze' of 1274 and 1281 CE -- a pair of intense typhoons divinely sent to protect Japan from invasion.

Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
NASA measures Typhoon Hagupit's Philippine rainfall from space
After hitting Samar in the Eastern Philippines Hagupit's continued slow movement resulted in high rainfall amounts along the typhoon's track. These high rainfall totals meant that flooding occurred frequently along the typhoon's track.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Put algae in your tank
Because food crops are also used for energy production, millions of people are threatened by starvation. Algae could provide an alternative: They only need sunlight to grow, thrive in salty water on barren fields. But it is a major challenge to exactly reproduce sunlight in the laboratory. In collaboration with the Berlin LED manufacturer FUTURELED scientists at the Technische Universität München have now developed a methodology for simulating all kinds of light situations.
Bavarian State

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Warmer Pacific Ocean could release millions of tons of seafloor methane
Water off Washington's coast is warming a third of a mile down, where seafloor methane shifts from a frozen solid to a gas. Calculations suggest ocean warming is already releasing significant methane offshore of Alaska to Northern California.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Hannah Hickey
University of Washington

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Scientific Reports
Ancient balloon-shaped animal fossil sheds light on Earth's ancient seas
A rare 520 million year old fossil shaped like a 'squashed bird's nest' that will help to shed new light on life within Earth's ancient seas has been discovered in China by an international research team -- and will honor the memory of a University of Leicester scientist who passed away earlier this year.
National Science Foundation in China, Royal Society in the UK

Contact: Tom Harvey
University of Leicester

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
You are what you eat -- if you're a coral reef fish
In a world first study researchers have found a coral-eating fish that disguises its smell to hide from predators.

Contact: Eleanor Gregory
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
NASA catches 3 days of Typhoon Hagupit's motion over Philippines
NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites flew over Typhoon Hagupit from Dec. 6 through Dec. 8 and the MODIS instrument that flies aboard both satellites provided images of the storm as it moved through the country.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Coral Reefs
New research suggests Caribbean gorgonian corals are resistant to ocean acidification
A new study on tropical shallow-water soft corals, known as gorgonians, found that the species were able to calcify and grow under elevated carbon dioxide concentrations. These results suggest that Caribbean gorgonian corals may be more resilient to the ocean acidification levels projected by the end of the 21st century than previously thought.

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
NOAA: Researchers offer new insights into predicting future droughts in California
According to a new NOAA-sponsored study, natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California's ongoing drought. A high pressure ridge off the West Coast (typical of historic droughts) prevailed for three winters, blocking important wet season storms, with ocean surface temperature patterns making such a ridge much more likely.

Contact: John Ewald
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Study finds early warning signals of abrupt climate change
A new study by researchers at the University of Exeter has found early warning signals of a reorganization of the Atlantic oceans' circulation which could have a profound impact on the global climate system.

Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
University of Exeter

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
HURL and NOAA team discover intact 'ghost ship' off Hawai'i
Researchers from the University of Hawai'i's Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory's and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries discovered an intact 'ghost ship' in 2,000 feet of water nearly 20 miles off the coast of Oahu. Sitting upright, its solitary mast still standing and the ship's wheel still in place, the hulk of the former cable ship Dickenson, later the USS Kailua, was found on the seabed last year on a maritime heritage submersible mission.
Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 5-Dec-2014
NASA analyzes Super Typhoon Hagupit's rains and wind on Philippine approach
Super Typhoon Hagupit is forecast to make landfall in the eastern Philippines bringing heavy rainfall, damaging winds and storm surge. NASA/JAXA's TRMM satellite and the RapidScat instrument provided rainfall and wind data, while NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm. In the Philippines, Hagupit is known locally as 'Typhoon Ruby.'

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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