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Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Nature Communications
Fish biomass in the ocean is 10 times higher than estimated
With a stock estimated at 1,000 million tons so far, mesopelagic fish dominate the total biomass of fish in the ocean. However, a team of researchers with the participation of the Spanish National Research Council has found that their abundance could be at least 10 times higher. The results, published in Nature Communications journal, are based on the acoustic observations conducted during the circumnavigation of the Malaspina Expedition.

Contact: Alda Ólafsson
alda.olafsson@csic.es
0034-915-681-499
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Substance in photosynthesis was at work in ancient, methane-producing microbes
An international team of researchers led by scientists at Virginia Tech and the University of California, Berkeley has discovered that a process that turns on photosynthesis in plants likely developed on Earth in ancient microbes 2.5 billion years ago, long before oxygen became available. The research offers new perspective on evolutionary biology, microbiology, and the production of natural gas, and may shed light on climate change, agriculture, and human health.
National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Zeke Barlow
zekebarlow@vt.edu
540-231-5417
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Edilson leaving Mauritius
NASA's Terra satellite saw Tropical Cyclone Edilson pulling away from the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean when it passed overhead on Feb. 6, 2014.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Nature
A look back and ahead at Greenland's changing climate
Over the past two decades, ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet increased four-fold, contributing to one-quarter of global sea level rise. However, the chain of events and physical processes that contributed to it has remained elusive. One likely trigger for the speed up and retreat of glaciers that contributed to this ice loss is ocean warming.

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

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Current Biology
Link confirmed between salmon migration, magnetic field
A team of scientists last year presented evidence of a correlation between the migration patterns of ocean salmon and the Earth's magnetic field, suggesting it may help explain how the fish can navigate across thousands of miles of water to find their river of origin. This week, scientists confirmed the connection between salmon and the magnetic field.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Contact: Nathan Putman
Nathan.putman@oregonstate.edu
205-218-5276
Oregon State University

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Current Biology
Pacific salmon inherit a magnetic sense of direction
Even young hatchery salmon with no prior experience of the world outside will orient themselves according to the Earth's magnetic field in the direction of the marine feeding grounds frequented by their ancestors. These findings, reported in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on February 6th, suggest that Chinook salmon inherit a kind of built-in GPS that always points them home.

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Conservation Biology
Whales and human-related activities overlap in African waters
Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the American Museum of Natural History have found that humpback whales swimming off the coast of western Africa encounter more than warm waters for mating and bearing young; new studies show that the whales share these waters with offshore oil rigs, major shipping routes, and potentially harmful toxicants.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Edna affecting new Caledonia
NASA's Aqua satellite spotted two storms in one image in the Southern Pacific Ocean as Tropical Cyclone Edna brushes by New Caledonia and an extra-tropical storm lingers west of New Zealand.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
One NASA image, 2 Australian tropical lows: Fletcher and 95S
NASA's Aqua satellite captured two low pressure areas from different ocean basins in one infrared image. Aqua saw System 94P or Fletcher in the Gulf of Carpentaria and western Queensland and low pressure System 95S in the Northern Territory.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Tropical Cyclone Edilson birth caught by NASA's Aqua satellite
The 13th tropical cyclone of the Southern Pacific Ocean season formed into a tropical storm named Edilson on Feb. 5 shortly before NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. Edilson is threatening several land areas.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Marine Mammal Science
Researchers discover rare new species of deep-diving whale
Researchers have identified a new species of mysterious beaked whale based on a study of seven animals stranded on remote tropical islands over the past 50 years. The first was found on a Sri Lankan beach in 1963. A combination of DNA analysis and physical characteristics was used to make the identification and the research is published in the journal Marine Mammal Science.

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
PLOS ONE
Mass extinction may not cause all organisms to 'shrink'
The sizes of organisms following mass extinction events may vary more than previously thought, which may be inconsistent with the predictions of the so-called "Lilliput effect."

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
415-590-3558
PLOS

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Geodiversitas
Strange marine mammals of ancient North Pacific revealed
The pre-Ice Age marine mammal community of the North Pacific formed a strangely eclectic scene, research by a Geology Ph.D. student reveals. Studying hundreds of fossil bones and teeth he excavated from the San Francisco Bay Area's Purisima Formation, Robert Boessenecker has put together a record of 21 marine mammal species including dwarf baleen whales, odd double-tusked walruses, porpoises with severe underbites and a dolphin closely related to the now-extinct Chinese river dolphin.
Montana State University

Contact: Robert Boessenecker
robert.boessenecker@otago.ac.nz
University of Otago

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
NASA satellite catches Australia's newborn Tropical Storm Edna and stubborn Fletcher
Northeastern Australia has been watching two tropical low pressure areas over the last several days, and NASA's Aqua satellite captured both in one infrared image. Tropical Storm Edna developed on February 4, while Fletcher, known also as System 94P continued to have a medium chance for development.
NASA

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

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

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