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Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Geophysical Research Letters
West Antarctica ice sheet existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought
The results of research conducted by professors at UC Santa Barbara and colleagues mark the beginning of a new paradigm for our understanding of the history of Earth's great global ice sheets. The research shows that, contrary to the popularly held scientific view, an ice sheet on West Antarctica existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
IRB and PharmaMar invent a method to reproduce marine substances of pharmacological interest
This advance opens the door to copying and improving 38 natural molecules derived from marine sponges that are very promising for the treatment of various diseases.

Contact: Sònia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
From birth to death in 4 days: Kiko now a remnant low
A lot of things happen over a holiday weekend, and while people in the United States were celebrating Labor Day weekend, the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Storm Kiko came and went.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
NASA satellite sees Tropical Storm Toraji's concentrated center approaching Japan
NASA satellite imagery showed strong thunderstorms circled Tropical Storm Toraji's center as the storm approached southern Japan today.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
Ocean acidification: Making new discoveries through National Science Foundation research grants
With increasing levels of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere and moving into marine systems, the world's oceans are becoming more acidic. The oceans may be acidifying faster today than at any time in the past 300 million years, scientists have found. To address the concern for acidifying marine ecosystems, the National Science Foundation has awarded new grants totaling $12 million in its Ocean Acidification Program.

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

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
BMC Biology
Fish embryos possess a mechanism for protection against chemicals
Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the Swiss Eawag aquatic research institute, have discovered a protein which transports chemicals out of the embryo of the zebrafish and in this way protects the embryo against toxic substances. However, certain environmental chemicals render this protective mechanism ineffective, so that the fish embryos become more sensitive to toxic substances. The study could prove to be of great importance for the future assessment of chemicals.
German Research Foundation, Saxon Ministry of Environment, German Federal Foundation for the Environment

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
presse@ufz.de
49-341-235-1635
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 1-Sep-2013
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Bringing coral reefs back from the brink
Shocks caused by climate and seasonal change could be used to aid recovery of some of the world's badly-degraded coral reefs, an international team of scientists has proposed. A new report by Australian and Swedish marine scientists in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment suggests that it may be possible to restore living coral cover to a badly-degraded reef system -- though not easy.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Contact: Nick Graham
Nick.Graham@jcu.edu.au
831-917-0117
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 1-Sep-2013
8th International Penguin Connference
World-leading penguin experts come to Britain
Britain is to host the International Penguin Conference from 2 to 6 Sept. in Bristol. It's the first time the conference has been held in Europe, with 200 delegates from 30 countries sharing their latest research and knowledge. Among the wealth of new research which will be presented at the conference, the University of California will reveal just how Emperor Penguins are able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes.

Contact: Philippa Walker
philippa.walker@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-7777
University of Bristol

Public Release: 1-Sep-2013
Nature Geoscience
Increased greenhouse gases and aerosols have similar effects on rainfall
Although greenhouse gases and aerosols have very distinct properties, their effects on spatial patterns of rainfall change are surprisingly similar, according to new research from the University of Hawaii at Manoa's International Pacific Research Center and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The study is published in the Sept. 1 online issue of Nature Geoscience.
National Science Foundation, National Basic Research Program of China, NOAA Climate Program Office, China Scholarship Council, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Contact: Gisela Speidel
gspeidel@hawaii.edu
808-956-9252
University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST

Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
A deep-sea squid with tentacle tips that 'swim' on their own
Many deep-sea animals such as anglerfish use parts of their body as lures to attract prey. In a recent paper, researchers associated with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute describe a deep-sea squid whose tentacle tips flap and flutter as if swimming on their own. The researchers hypothesize that the motion of these tentacle tips may induce small shrimp and other animals to approach within reach of the squid's arms.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
kfb@mbari.org
831-775-1835
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
New ocean forecast could help predict fish habitat 6 months in advance
The first seasonal forecast of conditions that matter for fisheries could help to better manage stocks.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
Geophysical Research Letters
AGU Journal Highlights -- Aug. 30, 2013
Featured in this release are research papers on the following topics: "Parts of Amazon on the verge of forest-to-grassland shift," "Hawaiian Islands formed through extrusive volcanic activity," "Shifts of the Subtropical Shelf Front controlled by atmospheric variations," "Atmosphere's emission fingerprint affected by how clouds are stacked," "Loess landscapes could be major source of dust," "Sediment wedges not stabilizing West Antarctic Ice Sheet."

Contact: Mary Catherine Adams
mcadams@agu.org
202-777-7530
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
Satellite panorama of fizzling Juliette and 2 lows in Eastern Pacific
Tropical Depression Juliette became post-tropical and two low pressure areas were struggling to develop in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Aug. 30 when NOAA's GOES-West captured a beautiful panoramic image of all three systems.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
NASA's TRMM sees heavy rain over Taiwan from Tropical Storm Kong-Rey
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite flew directly above western Taiwan on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2108 UTC when Tropical Storm Kong-Rey was dropping enormous amounts of rain.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
Scientific Reports
Whales feel the (sun)burn!
Scientists at Newcastle University, UK have revealed the pigment in whale skin increases in response to sunshine, just as we tan. Some species get darker with sun exposure, incurring DNA damage in their skin just like us and they also accumulate damage to the skin as they get older. This provides a better understanding of their protective mechanisms and may offer new avenues to explore for treating human skin cancers.

Contact: Karen Bidewell
press.office@ncl.ac.uk
44-019-122-26972
Newcastle University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Global and Planetary Change
Sea-level rise drives shoreline retreat in Hawaii
Researchers from the University of Hawaii -- Manoa, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources published a paper recently showing that SLR is a primary factor driving historical shoreline changes (that is, beach erosion or accretion) in Hawaii and that historical rates of shoreline change are about two orders of magnitude greater than SLR.
State of Hawaii, Kauai, Oahu, & Maui Counties, US Geological Survey, United States Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA, Coastal Zone Management, UH Sea Grant, Castle Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Bulletin of Marine Science
UCSB study examines heavy metal pollutants in fish at oil platforms and natural sites
A recent study by UC Santa Barbara scientists analyzed whole-body fish samples taken from oil-and-gas production platforms and natural sites for heavy metal pollutants. The results showed all but four elements were relatively consistent at both types of location. The findings were published in the Bulletin of Marine Science.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
NASA sees Tropical Storm Juliette waning near Mexico's Baja California
Late on Aug. 28, Tropical Storm Juliette formed just west of the coast of Baja California, Mexico, and two other low pressure areas developed south and southeast of the storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
NASA infrared eye sees wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Kong-Rey
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed that Tropical Storm Kong-Rey's strongest thunderstorms were being pushed away from its center on its trek northward in the Western North Pacific Ocean.
NASA

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
AGU Fall Meeting 2013
AGU Fall Meeting: Press registration open, book hotel now
Discover the latest Earth and space science news at the 46th annual AGU Fall Meeting this Dec., when about 20,000 scientists from around the globe are expected to assemble for the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences. This year, the meeting runs from Monday through Friday, Dec. 9-13, at the Moscone Center, 747 Howard St., San Francisco, Calif.

Contact: Mary Catherine Adams
mcadams@agu.org
202-777-7530
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Global Change Biology
Where can coral reefs relocate to escape the heat?
The best real estate for coral reefs over the coming decades will no longer be around the equator but in the sub-tropics, new research from the University of Bristol suggests.

Contact: Hannah Johnson
hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk
0044-117-928-8896
University of Bristol

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
PLOS ONE
Wake up and smell the reef: Fish larvae sniff their way back home
A new study led by Claire Paris, professor at the University of Miami conducted at One Tree Island in the Great Barrier Reef has established that reef fish larvae can smell the presence of coral reefs from as far as several kilometers offshore, and use this odor to find home. The article appears in PLOS ONE.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Barbra Gonzalez
barbgo@rsmas.miami.edu
305-984-7107
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
Ecosphere
Woodland salamanders indicators of forest ecosystem recovery
Woodland salamanders are a viable indicator of forest ecosystem recovery, according to researchers from the US Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station.

Contact: Michael Sullivan
mesullivan@fs.fed.us
510-559-6434
USDA Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
GSA Today science: Biofilms, MISS, and stromatolites
In the Sept. issue of GSA Today, Nora Noffke of Old Dominion University and Stan Awramik of the University of California, Santa Barbara, describe the interaction of carpet-like communities of benthic microorganisms (biofilms) with sediment dynamics at the sediment-water interface to form distinctive sedimentary structures called microbialites.

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

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
NASA tallies Tropical Storm Fernand's massive rainfall from space
When Tropical Storm Fernand formed near Mexico's Gulf coast earlier this week, TRMM gathered data on the storm.
NASA

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

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