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Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
EcoHealth
Study predicts ranavirus as potential new culprit in amphibian extinctions
Amphibian declines and extinctions around the world have been linked to an emerging fungal disease called chytridiomycosis, but new research from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis shows that another pathogen, ranavirus, may also contribute.
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
The Plant Cell
Short circuit in the food web
Chemists of Jena University shed light upon mechanisms of viral diseases of marine algae: Together with scientists of the Weizman Institute in Israel the team around Professor Pohnert has analyzed the complex interaction between the algae Emiliania huxleyi and viruses. In the science magazine 'The Plant Cell' the researchers describe how they could clarify the molecular mechanisms of the relationship between the virus and the algae, which crucially influences the food chain of the oceans.

Contact: Ute Schoenfelder
presse@uni-jena.de
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
Global Change Biology
For corals adapting to climate change, it's survival of the fattest -- and most flexible
The future health of the world's coral reefs and the animals that depend on them relies in part on the ability of one tiny symbiotic sea creature to get fat -- and to be flexible about the type of algae it cooperates with.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
gorder.1@osu.edu
614-292-9475
Ohio State University

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Satellite sees newborn Tropical Storm Fausto being 'chased'
Tropical Storm Fausto was literally born yesterday and strengthened to a tropical storm quickly. Satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows a rounded Fausto being 'chased' by a developing area of low pressure to the east of the storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Three NASA satellites dissect powerful Typhoon Neoguri
NASA's Aqua, TRMM and CloudSat dissected powerful Typhoon Neoguri as it moved through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and affected southern Japan. The three satellites gathered data on rainfall, cloud heights, cloud extent, cloud temperatures, the size of the eye, and what was happening in the eye.
NASA

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Advances in mollusk parasite culturing methods drives research
Researchers at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences dug into the last 70 years of peer-reviewed publications about protozoan parasites that infest bivalve mollusks and found that when an organism can be cultured in the laboratory, a three to 10 fold increase in papers and greater understanding result. Four protozoan parasitic genera that threaten natural and bivalve populations were studied. Increased understanding about how they function, interact and evolve enhances potential protection of food resources.

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Madagascar community association wins prestigious Equator Prize
A community association, established and supported by the Wildlife Conservation Society since 2003, and focused on improving sustainable management of marine resources in Madagascar's Antongil Bay has been awarded the Equator Prize.

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Beautiful but a threat: Tropical fish invasion destroys kelp forests
The migration of tropical fish as a result of ocean warming poses a serious threat to the temperate areas they invade, because they overgraze on kelp forests and seagrass meadows, a new study concludes. The harmful impact is most evident in southern Japanese waters and the eastern Mediterranean, where there have been dramatic declines in kelps. There is also emerging evidence of damage in Australia and the US from the spread of tropical fish towards the poles.

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

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Geomorphology
New study of largely unstudied mesophotic coral reef geology
A new study on biological erosion of mesophotic tropical coral reefs, which are low energy reef environments between 30-150 meters deep, provides new insights into processes that affect the overall structure of these important ecosystems. The purpose of the study was to better understand how bioerosion rates and distribution of bioeroding organisms, such as fish, mollusks and sponges, differ between mesophotic reefs and their shallow-water counterparts and the implications of those variations on the sustainability of the reef structure.

Contact: Diana Udel
305-421-4704
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
SAR11, oceans' most abundant organism, has ability to create methane
The oxygen-rich surface waters of the world's major oceans are supersaturated with methane -- a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide -- yet little is known about the source of this methane. A new study demonstrates the ability of some strains of the oceans' most abundant organism -- SAR11 -- to generate methane as a byproduct of breaking down a compound for its phosphorus.
National Science Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Angel White
awhite@coas.oregonstate.edu
541-737-6397
Oregon State University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
NASA satellites see Neoguri grow into a super typhoon
From July 4-7 Tropical Cyclone Neoguri strengthened from a tropical storm into a super typhoon. NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites passed over the rapidly intensifying storm and provided forecasters with visible, infrared and microwave data on the powerful super typhoon.
NASA

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

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Study reveals strong links between Antarctic climate, food web
A long-term study of the links between climate and marine life along the rapidly warming West Antarctic Peninsula reveals how changes in physical factors such as wind speed and sea-ice cover send ripples up the food chain, with impacts on everything from single-celled algae to penguins.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Malmquist
davem@vims.edu
804-684-7011
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Changing Antarctic winds create new sea level threat
New research shows projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated.

Contact: Alvin Stone
alvin.stone@unsw.edu.au
61-241-861-7366
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Geology
Denali duck-billed dino tracks
A trio of paleontologists has discovered a remarkable new tracksite in Alaska's Denali National Park filled with duck-billed dinosaur footprints -- technically referred to as hadrosaurs -- that demonstrates they not only lived in multi-generational herds but thrived in the ancient high-latitude, polar ecosystem. The paper provides new insight into the herd structure and paleobiology of northern polar dinosaurs in an arctic greenhouse world.

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

Public Release: 4-Jul-2014
NASA sees Hurricane Arthur's July fourth fireworks on US East Coast
Hurricane Arthur made landfall in North Carolina on July 3, and today, July 4, it is bringing its own fireworks along the Mid-Atlantic and New England states.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rethinking the reef
A new study by biologists at San Diego State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that inhabited coral islands that engage in commercial fishing dramatically alter their nearby reef ecosystems, disturbing the microbes, corals, algae and fish that call the reef home.

Contact: Natalia Elko
natalia.elko@mail.sdsu.edu
619-594-2585
San Diego State University

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Tropical Storm Douglas weakening in the eastern Pacific
Tropical Storm Douglas is on a weakening trend, according to the National Hurricane Center, and satellite imagery showed that the storm appeared more elongated on July 3.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
NASA sees rainfall in newborn Tropical Depression 8W
Powerful thunderstorms in some areas of newborn Tropical Depression 08W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean were dropping heavy rainfall on July 3 as NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite passed overhead.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
NASA sees Hurricane Arthur's cloud-covered eye
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Arthur on July 2 at 2:50 p.m. EDT on July 2, it saw a cloud-covered eye as the storm was on the way to becoming a hurricane.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Nature
Ironing out details of the carbon cycle
Iron is an essential element in all living creatures, and its availability in seawater can have a profound effect on phytoplankton growth and, consequently, the earth's carbon cycle. In the journal Nature, University of South Carolina researchers Seth John and Tim Conway have just published an assessment of the various sources of dissolved iron in the north Atlantic Ocean, establishing that a great deal of it, some 70 to 90 percent, originates from dust blowing off the Sahara desert.

Contact: Steven Powell
spowell2@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-1923
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Whales as ecosystem engineers
A review of research on whales shows that they have more a powerful influence on the function of oceans, global carbon storage, and the health of commercial fisheries than has been commonly assumed. The continued recovery of great whales from centuries of overhunting may help to buffer marine ecosystems from destabilizing stresses, including climate change, reports a global team of scientists led by the University of Vermont.

Contact: Joshua Brown
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
University of Vermont

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers from the UCA prove the existence of large accumulations of plastic in all of the oceans
Researchers from the University of Cadiz have made an unprecedented discovery: they have shown that there are five large accumulations of plastic debris in the open oceans, coinciding with the five main ocean gyres in the surface waters of the ocean. As well as the well-known accumulation of plastic rubbish in the North Pacific, these experts have proven the existence of similar accumulations in the centre of the North Atlantic, the South Pacific, the South Atlantic and the Indian Oceans.

Contact: Andres Cozar
andres.cozar@uca.es
34-956-016-267
University of Cadiz

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
The Future of Coral Reefs
Lessons from the west: Great Barrier Reef in danger
Scientists at a coral reef symposium in Canberra this week are examining degraded reefs off the Northwest Australian coast in an effort to determine what lies ahead for the Great Barrier Reef. 'Reefs north of Exmouth have experienced large-scale bleaching in the past five years,' says Professor Malcolm McCulloch from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Western Australia.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Jennifer Lappin
Jennifer.Lappin@jcu.edu.au
041-774-1638
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
The Future of Coral Reefs
Decade of benefits for the Great Barrier Reef
With this week marking the tenth anniversary of the rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, prominent marine scientists from around the world have gathered in Canberra to discuss its successes -- both expected and unexpected.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Melissa Lyne
041-551-4328
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Current Biology
With 'biological sunscreen,' mantis shrimp see the reef in a whole different light
In an unexpected discovery, researchers have found that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet color vision. Mantis shrimp's six UV photoreceptors pick up on different colors within the UV spectrum based on filters made from an ingredient other animals depend on as built-in biological sunscreen, according to research reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 3.

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

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