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Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
NASA's satellites see Fantala intensifying as it moves west
Three different NASA satellites caught images of the storm as it rapidly intensifies and moves west. Currently there are no threatened landmasses in its wake, but it this storm is packing quite a punch. The MODIS and AIRS instruments that fly aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided visible and infrared data on the storm while the RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station looked at the speeds of the surface winds.
NASA

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

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
NTID Student Research Fair
RIT/NTID holds Student Research Fair April 15
Nearly 30 deaf and hard-of-hearing student researchers will present their work on April 15 at the first-ever NTID Student Research Fair, hosted by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Contact: Vienna McGrain
vnccom@rit.edu
585-475-4952
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Current knowledge: New research ship is ready for duty
Amid booming fireworks, steely skies and blustery winds -- and the joyful cheers from a large crowd of well-wishers -- the brand-new research vessel Neil Armstrong recently arrived at its new home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

Contact: Bob Freeman
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Geology
'Trickle of food' helped deep sea creatures survive asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs
A team led by experts at Cardiff University has provided new evidence to explain why deep sea creatures were able to survive the catastrophic asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65m years ago.

Contact: Michael Bishop
bishopm1@cardiff.ac.uk
029-208-74499
Cardiff University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Science
Severe reduction in thermal tolerance projected for Great Barrier Reef
Corals within the Great Barrier Reef have developed a thermal tolerance mechanism to adapt to sharp increases in sea surface temperatures in recent decades, but near-future temperature increases of as little as 0.5°C may result in this protective mechanism being lost, a new study finds.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
Science
Great Barrier Reef risks losing tolerance to bleaching events
New research suggests that Great Barrier Reef (GBR) corals were able to survive past bleaching events because they were exposed to a pattern of gradually warming waters in the lead up to each episode. However, this protective pattern is likely to be lost under near future climate change scenarios.

Contact: Melissa Lyne
melissa.lyne@gmail.com
61-041-551-4328
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Journal of Integrated Pest Management
New resource for managing the Mexican rice borer
A new article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management provides information on the biology and life cycle of the Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini), and offers suggestions about how to manage them.
USDA NIFA Hatch Funds, USDA CSREES Southern Region IPM Program and Crops-at-Risk Program, USDA NIFA Sustainable Bioenergy Program, US EPA Strategic Agricultural Initiative Program and Agricultural IPM

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Understanding ocean processes
Geographer Timothy DeVries receives a grant to use satellite data for gaining a better understanding of the ocean's biological carbon pump.
NASA's New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science

Contact: Julie Cohen
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Global Change Biology
Using data to protect coral reefs from climate change
Coral reefs are early casualties of climate change, but not every coral reacts the same way to the stress of ocean warming. Northwestern University researchers have developed the first-ever quantitative 'global index' detailing which of the world's coral species are most susceptible to coral bleaching and most likely to die. Based on historical data, the index can be used to compare the bleaching responses of the world's corals and to predict which corals may be most affected by future bleaching events.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Nature Conservation
Nature Conservation's 4th anniversary: Achievements and challenges recap
Four years ago, Nature Conservation was launched to address the need for a stronger link between science, policy and management. Through timely, high-quality and innovative papers with clear practical relevance, the open-access journal has been working in the name of applied biodiversity conservation ever since. On celebrating this anniversary, an editorial marks the steady growth in publications and international attention alike driven by the invaluable contributions of authors, editors and reviewers.

Contact: Dr. Klaus Henle
klaus.henle@ufz.de
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
GPM sees heavy rain in Tropical Cyclone Fantala
Tropical Cyclone Fantala continued to strengthen in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA/JAXA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite found very heavy rain in the system.
NASA

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
PLOS ONE
New imaging technique reveals vulnerability of coral reefs
In a study published today in PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of Hawaii, University of California-Irvine and University of Lincoln created a novel method using µCT (micro-computed tomography) scans to expose how bioerosion and secondary accretion of corals -- critical processes for reef sustainability -- respond to varying environmental conditions, including changing ocean acidity.

Contact: Marcie Grabowski
mworkman@hawaii.edu
808-956-3151
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Nature
Prehistoric peepers give vital clue in solving 300 million year old 'Tully Monster'
University of Leicester researchers identify ancient 'Tully Monster' was a vertebrate.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Thomas Clements
tc195@leicester.ac.uk
01-162-523-649
University of Leicester

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
Applied Geochemistry
Oxygen key to containing coal ash contamination
The level of oxygen in a coal ash disposal site can greatly affect how much toxic selenium and arsenic can be leached from the system.
National Science Foundation, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Contact: Ken Kingery
ken.kingery@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
NASA eyes powerful storms in newborn Tropical Cyclone Fantala
Powerful thunderstorms circled the low-level center of newborn Tropical Cyclone Fantana in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite.
NASA

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

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Study links fetal and newborn dolphin deaths to Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Scientists have finalized a study of newborn and fetal dolphins found stranded on beaches in the northern Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2013. The study team identified substantial differences between fetal and newborn dolphins found stranded inside and outside the areas affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
Physics of Fluids
Will raindrops stick to a spider web's threads?
If you go out after a rain, you may notice spider webs glistening with water droplets. The soggy webs resemble human-made meshes for fog collection: They both have thin fibers that collect water from droplets in the air. Now researchers have developed a model to predict whether a falling droplet will stick to a thin fiber, and how much water residue will remain on the fiber, discussing their findings in this week's Physics of Fluids.

Contact: AIP Media Line
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
PeerJ
Swarming red crabs documented on video
A research team studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount off the coast of Panama has captured unique video of thousands of red crabs swarming in low-oxygen waters just above the seafloor.
Dalio Ocean Initiative

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

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
Ecological Applications
Combined effects of copper, climate change can be deadly for amphibians, research finds
Researchers at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory warn that the extinction to two amphibian species -- the southern toad and the southern leopard frog -- may be hastened by the combined effects of climate change and copper-contaminated wetlands.

Contact: Stephanie Schupska
schupska@uga.edu
706-542-6927
University of Georgia

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
Virginia continues to lead in clam and oyster aquaculture
Virginia shellfish farmers sold $48.3 million in clams and oysters in 2015, with hard clam sales of $32.3 million once again leading the nation and $16 million in oyster sales tops among US East Coast states.
Virginia SeaGrant

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

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
Submarine canyons in the mid-atlantic: Connecting science to management
Regional workshop held to explore submarine canyons science and management
On April 7, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean, a partnership among New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, hosted a workshop for a group of leading scientists and federal agency managers to discuss the state of current science for the deepsea canyons ecosystem and existing management programs that have jurisdiction over current and potential uses related to these canyons
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Contact: Arlo Hemphill
ahemphill@midatlanticocean.org
202-746-3484
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
Frontiers in Marine Science
Shark population threatened due to fin harvesting
A recent study shows that effective shark conservation in Indonesia only works when shark protection through no-fishing zones is combined with efforts to involve local communities in the management of their own fisheries and by providing alternatives to sustain their livelihoods.
Prime Minister's Australia-Asia Endeavour Award, Karl Mayer Foundation, Australian Postgraduate Award

Contact: Michelle Ponto
michelle.ponto@frontiersin.org
41-215-101-704
Frontiers

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Ecology and Society
Restoring ecosystems -- how to learn from our mistakes
In a joint North European and North American study led by Swedish researcher Christer Nilsson, a warning is issued of underdocumented results of ecological restorations. The researchers show that continuous and systematic evaluations of cost-efficiency, planning, implementations and effects are necessary in order to make use of experiences in future projects. The results have been published in the journal Ecology and Society.

Contact: Ingrid Söderbergh
ingrid.soderbergh@umu.se
46-706-040-334
Umea University

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
Science of the Total Environment
Oil and gas wastewater disposal may harm West Virginia waterways
Unconventional oil and gas operations combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' to release natural gas and oil from underground rock. Studies have centered on potential water pollution from this process that may increase endocrine disrupting chemicals in surface and ground water. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri report high levels of EDC activity in the surface water near a hydraulic fracturing wastewater disposal facility in West Virginia.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
Systems Biology and Applications
Dynamic model helps understand healthy lakes to heal sick ones
Development of a dynamic model for microbial populations in healthy lakes could help scientists understand what's wrong with sick lakes, prescribe cures and predict what may happen as environmental conditions change. Those are among the benefits expected from an ambitious project to model the interactions of some 18,000 species in a well-studied Wisconsin lake.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

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