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Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
New NASA animations show massive rainfall totals from 2013 Philippine Tropical Cyclones
Rainfall data from the TRMM satellite was compiled and analyzed for tropical cyclones affecting the Philippines in 2013 and made into a movie.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Quality of biodiversity, not just quantity, is key
A new study of biodiversity loss in a salt marsh finds that it's not just the total number of species preserved that matters; it's the number of key species. If humans want to reap the benefits of the full range of functions that salt marshes and other coastal ecosystems provide, we need to preserve the right mix of species.
National Science Foundation, NOAA, University of Florida

Contact: Tim Lucas
tdlucas@duke.edu
919-613-8084
Duke University

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
NASA satellite catches birth of Tropical Cyclone 06B
NASA's Aqua satellite provided visible and infrared satellite imagery to forecasters helping confirm the birth of the sixth tropical cyclone of the Northern Indian Ocean cyclone season.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
Atlantic Ocean's system 90L gets an infrared NASA look
NASA's infrared instrument called AIRS that flies aboard the Aqua satellite gave scientists another look at the clouds and convection happening in a non-tropical low pressure area that's struggling to organize into a sub-tropical or tropical cyclone.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Dec-2013
Argonne partners with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to study Chicago River microbe population
Argonne National Laboratory scientists are partnering with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to find out the typical sources and distribution of microbial communities in Chicago-area waterways.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Contact: Louise Lerner
media@anl.gov
630-252-5526
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
New Ocean Sensing and Monitoring brings tutorial approach to latest advances
Professionals from related fields and students needing an introduction to optical techniques for remote sensing of the ocean and ocean engineering will find answers in Ocean Sensing and Monitoring: Optics and Other Methods, a new book published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Author Weilin (Will) Hou, an oceanographer with the US Naval Research Lab, presents an overview of oceanography along with basic principles, recent advances, trends, and challenges facing the field.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
BMC Genomics
New genetic research finds shark, human proteins stunningly similar
Despite widespread fascination, the world's oldest ocean predators have long been a genetic mystery. The first deep dive into a great white shark's genetic code has fished up big surprises. Cornell researchers have discovered that many of the endangered great white shark's proteins involved in an array of different functions -- including metabolism -- match humans more closely than they do zebrafish, the quintessential fish model.

Contact: Joe Schwartz
joe.schwartz@cornell.edu
607-254-6235
Cornell University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
NASA eyes another developing depression in northern Indian Ocean
Infrared satellite data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed bands of thunderstorms wrapping around low pressure System 92B's center. If this system develops it would become Tropical Depression 06B.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
NASA watching a post-Atlantic hurricane season low
System 90L has developed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean today and NASA's Aqua satellite took an infrared look at the low pressure area to see if it had development potential.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Animal Cognition
Sharks prefer to sneak up from behind, study shows
"Never turn your back on a shark" is the message from an article published in Springer's journal Animal Cognition. Erich Ritter of the Shark Research Institute and Raid Amin of the University of West Florida in the US contend that sharks can comprehend body orientation and therefore know whether humans are facing them or not. This ability helps sharks to approach and possibly attack their prey from the blind side -- a technique they prefer.

Contact: Alexander Brown
alexander.brown@springer.com
212-620-8063
Springer Science+Business Media

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Earth's Future
New Jersey Shore likely faces unprecedented flooding by mid-century
Geoscientists at Rutgers and Tufts universities estimate that the New Jersey shore will likely experience a sea-level rise of about 1.5 feet by 2050 and of about 3.5 feet by 2100 -- 11 to 15 inches higher than the average for sea-level rise globally over the century.
National Science Foundation, NOAA

Contact: Ken Branson
kbranson@ucm.rutgers.edu
732-932-7084 x633
Rutgers University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Conservation Physiology
Feeding by tourists compromises health of already-endangered iguanas, study finds
Feeding wildlife is an increasingly common tourist activity, but a new study published online today by the journal Conservation Physiology shows that already-imperilled iguanas are suffering further physiological problems as a result of being fed by tourists.

Contact: Kirsty Doole
kirsty.doole@oup.com
44-186-535-5439
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Molecular Ecology
New finding shows that mother sharks 'home' to their birthplace to give birth, like salmon and sea turtles
Research conducted in Bimini in The Bahamas spanning almost two decades shows that female lemon sharks that were born there returned 15 years later to give birth to their own young, confirming this behavior for the first time in sharks. The study began in 1995, and has resulted in the capture, tagging, and release of more than 2,000 baby sharks over the 19-year, ongoing project.
National Science Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Bimini Biological Field Station

Contact: Cindy Yeast
cdyeast@earthlink.net
202-236-5413
The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Science
Scientists calculate friction of Japan's 9.0 earthquake in 2011
An international team of scientists that installed a borehole temperature observatory following the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake in Japan has been able to measure the "frictional heat" generated during the rupture of the fault -- an amount the researchers say was smaller than expected, which means the fault is more slippery than previously thought.
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Harris
rharris@coas.oregonstate.edu
541-737-4370
Oregon State University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2013
Science
Deep-sea study reveals cause of 2011 tsunami
The devastating tsunami that struck Japan's Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists had expected in that zone. Now, an international scientific team has published a set of studies in the journal Science that shed light on what caused the dramatic displacement of the seafloor off Japan's coast. The findings also suggest that other zones may be at risk of similar huge earthquakes.
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
An ecosystem-based approach to protect the deep sea from mining
A new paper describes the expert-driven systematic conservation planning process applied to inform science-based recommendations to the International Seabed Authority for a system of deep-sea marine protected areas to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem function in an abyssal Pacific region targeted for nodule mining (e.g. the Clarion–Clipperton fracture zone, CCZ).

Contact: Talia Ogliore
togliore@hawaii.edu
808-956-4531
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Ethology, Ecology and Evolution
University of Tennessee study finds crocodiles are cleverer than previously thought
Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor at UT, is the first to observe two crocodilian species -- muggers and American alligators -- using twigs and sticks to lure birds, particularly during nest-building time.

Contact: Whitney Heins
wheins@utk.edu
865-974-5460
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
NASA sees rainfall quickly fade in dying Depression 33W
NASA's TRMM satellite noticed that rainfall became scarce in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean's thirty-third tropical depression in its second day of life.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Rising ocean acidification leads to anxiety in fish
A new research study combining marine physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and behavioral psychology has revealed a surprising outcome from increases of carbon dioxide uptake in the oceans: anxious fish. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada, have shown for the first time that rising acidity levels increase anxiety in juvenile rockfish, an important commercial species in California.
National Science Foundation, UCSD Academic Senate, Scripps Oceanography, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, MacEwan Research

Contact: Mario Aguilera
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Nature
Sea-level rise to drive coastal flooding, regardless of changes in hurricane activity
Clamor about whether climate change will cause increasingly destructive tropical storms may be overshadowing a more unrelenting threat to coastal property -- sea-level rise -- according to a team of researchers writing in the journal Nature this week.

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Nature
Coastal sea change
Carbon dioxide pumped into the air since the Industrial Revolution appears to have changed the way the coastal ocean functions, according to a new analysis published this week in Nature. A comprehensive review of research on carbon cycling in rivers, estuaries and continental shelves suggests that collectively this coastal zone now takes in more carbon dioxide than it releases. The shift could impact global models of carbon's flow through the environment and future predictions related to climate change.

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
aboyle@udel.edu
302-831-1421
University of Delaware

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Storing carbon in the Arctic
As Arctic sea ice shrinks, the ocean stores more carbon, study finds.
National Science Foundation, NOAA

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Geophysical Research Letters
Ocean crust could store many centuries of industrial CO2
Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified regions beneath the oceans where the igneous rocks of the upper ocean crust could safely store very large volumes of carbon dioxide.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
The big unknown: Factoring marine sediments into climate calculations
A new EU-funded project called "OCEAN-CERTAIN" has been created to improve our understanding of a basic marine biology mechanism, so that its significance in shaping future climate change is clearer. The project will be led by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, and will examine and compare the situations in different ocean areas on the planet.
European Union

Contact: Yngvar Olsen
yngvar.olsen@ntnu.no
47-977-78249
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Nature
Humans threaten wetlands' ability to keep pace with sea-level rise
Left to themselves, coastal wetlands can withstand rapid levels of sea-level rise. But humans could be sabotaging some of their best defenses, according to a Nature review paper published Thursday from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
National Science Foundation, United States Global Change Research Program

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

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