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Public Release: 30-Dec-2013
ZooKeys
DNA barcoding to monitor marine mammal genetic diversity
Marine mammals are flagship and charismatic species. Attractive for the general public, nowadays, they are also considered as highly relevant sentinel of the marine realm as indicator for environmental change. A recent paper in the open access journal Zookeys suggests that the use of DNA barcoding in conjunction with a stranding network will clearly increase the accuracy of the monitoring of marine mammal biodiversity.

Contact: Jean-Luc Jung
jung@univ-brest.fr
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 27-Dec-2013
NASA's TRMM satellite sees new Tropical Depression forming near Australia's Kimberly coast
Low pressure System 98S appears ripe to form into Tropical Cyclone 05S as NASA satellite imagery is showing some hot towering clouds in the storm and heaviest rains south of the center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 26-Dec-2013
Current Biology
The fate of the eels
The European eel is one of the world's many critically endangered species. Comprehensive protection is difficult because many details of the eel's complex life cycle remain unknown. In a multidisciplinary study, biologists and oceanographers at GEOMAR recently demonstrated the crucial influence of ocean currents on eel recruitment. They did so by using, among others, a state-of-the-art ocean model developed in Kiel, in combination with genetic studies. The study appears in the international journal „Current Biology".

Contact: Jan Steffen
presse@geomar.de
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)

Public Release: 24-Dec-2013
NASA sees the last of Cyclone Bruce in Southern Indian Ocean
Tropical Cyclone Bruce is winding down in the Southern Indian Ocean as wind shear and cooler waters affect the storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 23-Dec-2013
Coral Centre awarded 7 years of funding
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies has been awarded $A28m by the Australian Research Council for 2014 to 2020.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Terry Hughes
terry.hughes@jcu.edu.au
61-040-072-0164
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 23-Dec-2013
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Amara spinning down
Tropical Cyclone Amara ran into wind shear, and dropped from Category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale to a minimal tropical storm on Dec. 23.
NASA

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

Public Release: 23-Dec-2013
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Bruce lose its eye
Tropical Cyclone Bruce's eye caught the eye of NASA's Aqua satellite when it passed overhead on December 21, but two days later, Bruce's eye appeared cloud-filled on satellite imagery.
NASA

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

Public Release: 23-Dec-2013
PLOS ONE
Cone snails are for life and not just at Christmas
Those who fly to tropical shores this Christmas in search of sea and sun may be unaware that an exotic shell picked from the beach could potentially bring relief to many thousands of people suffering life-threatening illnesses. But cone snails, as they are known from their shape, are unprotected and under increasing threat of extinction according to a pioneering new study by researchers at the University of York, UK.

Contact: David Garner
david.garner@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22153
University of York

Public Release: 20-Dec-2013
Geosphere
Sierra Nevada, western North America, and the Andaman Sea focus of new Geosphere articles
New Geosphere contributions include two additions to the "Origin and Evolution of the Sierra Nevada and Walker Lane" special series. Four articles focus on western North America, while a fifth discusses faulting in the northern Mergui Basin of the Andaman Sea. Authors hale from the University of Arizona, the China Earthquake Administration, the US Geological Survey, Dennison University, and PTTEP ENCO of Bangkok, Thailand.

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

Public Release: 20-Dec-2013
Environmental Science and Technology
Virginia Tech research overturns assumption about mercury in the Arctic
A team of scientists from the US, Russia, and Canada has compared fish from two Russian rivers, the Lena and the Mezen, and found mercury concentrations to be much lower than expected.

Contact: Leandro Castello
leandro@vt.edu
774-392-4262
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 20-Dec-2013
NASA satellites see Tropical Cyclone Amara affecting Rodrigues Island
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Amara on Dec. 20, its western quadrant was already moving over Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Dec-2013
NASA sees powerful Tropical Cyclone Bruce staying away from land
Tropical Cyclone Bruce continued to strengthen over wide open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA satellite data showed its eye had cleared of clouds.
NASA

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

Public Release: 20-Dec-2013
Theriogenology
Birth control at the zoo
One method for controlling zoo animal populations is male castration. For hippopotami, however, this is notoriously difficult, as the pertinent male reproductive anatomy proves singularly elusive. Veterinarians from the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, and colleagues, have demonstrated a successful method for castrating male hippos. Their results are published in the journal Theriogenology.

Contact: Chris Walzer
chris.walzer@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-148-909-150-180
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
ZooKeys
91 new species described by California Academy Of Sciences in 2013
In 2013, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences discovered 91 new plant and animal species and two new genera, enriching our understanding of the complex web of life on Earth and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species, previously unknown to science, include 38 different ants, 12 fishes, 14 plants, eight beetles, two spiders, one reptile, and one amphibian.

Contact: Chris Bauer
cbauer@calacademy.org
415-379-5123
California Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
PLOS ONE
Oh, the places you'll go -- if you're an Atlantic slipper shell
Walk the beach or peer into a tidepool anywhere along the northeastern US coast, and you'll find shells stacked on top of one another. They're most likely common Atlantic slipper shells, a species of marine snail.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
Science
Mating is the kiss of death for certain female worms
The presence of male sperm and seminal fluid causes female worms to shrivel and die after giving birth, Princeton University researchers reported this week in the journal Science. The demise of the female appears to benefit the male worm by removing her from the mating pool for other males.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Catherine Zandonella
czandone@princeton.edu
Princeton University

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
NASA sees heavy rain continue in Tropical Cyclone Amara
NASA's TRMM satellite saw heavy rainfall was happening in Tropical Cyclone Amara on Dec. 16, and still occurring on Dec. 19, although it moved from east to southeast.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Bruce still wide-eyed
Tropical Cyclone Bruce was still maintaining hurricane-force in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA's Terra satellite passed over the eye of the storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
Environmental Science & Technology
Deepwater Horizon NRDA study shows possible oil impact on dolphins
Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana's Barataria Bay have lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities not previously seen in other dolphin populations, according to a new peer-reviewed study published Dec. 18, 2013 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
NOAA, Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council, BP

Contact: Ben Sherman
ben.sherman@noaa.gov
301-713-3066
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
Norway's quest to discover all its native species
More than a thousand new species -- nearly one-quarter of which are new to science -- have been discovered in Norway since a unique effort to find and name all of the country's species began in 2009.
Research Council of Norway

Contact: Ingrid Ertshus Mathisen
Ingrid.Mathisen@artsdatabanken.no
47-909-18277
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
Class that mixes urban ecology and microbiology wins Science magazine prize
Because of its effectiveness at drawing in young students of all types and exposing them to the process of actual scientific research, the curriculum developed by Harris and Bellino, known as the Student Barcoding Project, has been selected to win the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
NOAA: Coastal ocean aquaculture can be environmentally sustainable
Specific types of fish farming can be accomplished with minimal or no harm to the coastal ocean environment as long as proper planning and safeguards are in place, according to a new report from researchers at NOAA's National Ocean Service. The study, led by scientists at National Ocean Service's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, evaluated the environmental effects of finfish aquaculture, including interactions with water quality, benthic habitats, and marine life across various farming practices and habitat types.
NOAA

Contact: Keeley Belva
keeley.belva@noaa.gov
301-713-3066
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
PLOS ONE
New study reveals the biomechanics of how marine snail larvae swim
Equipped with high-speed, high-resolution video, scientists have discovered important new information on how marine snail larvae swim, a key behavior that determines individual dispersal and ultimately, survival.
National Science Foundation, Croucher Foundation, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
Geology
New geology research explores intriguing questions
Can spaceborne radar help predict sinkholes? What do ancient ambers reveal about paleochemotaxonomy? How does serpentinization affect sub-seafloor environments? Can OAE2 help us understand current global warming? Did trilobites venture into upper intertidal zones? When did vast landmasses first emerge above sea level? What does the March 27, 2013, 6.2-magnitude earthquake reveal about central Taiwan? How do you reconstruct snapshots of a catastrophic radial current? What is a cryptic coral-crinoid hanging garden?

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Amara's stretched out eye
Tropical Cyclone Amara's eye appeared elongated on satellite imagery from NASA on Dec. 18.
NASA

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

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