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Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
University researchers observe surprising bonefish spawning behavior in the Bahamas
A recent study of bonefish spawning behavior in the Bahamas brings to light new information that should aid bonefish conservation efforts. The research shows that thousands of bonefish can be involved simultaneously in spawning aggregations, documents new spawning-associated behaviors and identifies distinct staging and spawning locations.

Contact: Karen Rhine
krhine@fit.edu
321-674-8964
Florida Institute of Technology

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
2013 AGU Fall Meeting
Post-Sandy, Long Island barrier systems appear surprisingly sound
Results of a rapid response marine geophysical survey off Long Island following Hurricane Sandy show that despite the devastation on land, Sandy did not significantly disrupt the offshore barrier system that protects Long Island from long-term erosion. As a result, residents can rebuild with greater confidence the land will not begin to erode out from under them. The survey also found evidence of pollutants transferred to the offshore waters from Long Island's south shore estuaries.
Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Contact: J.B. Bird
jbird@jsg.utexas.edu
512-750-3512
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
Conservation Biology
What climate change means for federally protected marine species
As the Endangered Species Act nears its 40th anniversary, climate scientists and conservation biologists are looking at what global climate change will mean for the legislation.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
Plant Physiology
Research unveils clues about protein mechanism critical to plant growth and yield
Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have made several scientific discoveries demonstrating the significant roles Heterotrimeric G proteins play in plant development and yield.

Contact: Karla Roeber
kroeber@danforthcenter.org
314-587-1231
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Madi nearing India's east coast
Tropical Cyclone Madi has maintained its tropical storm-force strength over 24 hours as it neared the coast of east central India on December 10.
NASA

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
Geology
Volatile ecosystems, a natural wind tunnel, volcanic lightning, and stress & strain on Venus
New Geology articles posted online ahead of print on 6 Dec. cover fossil estuarine fauna from the Austrian Miocene; a "natural wind tunnel" experiment on the Chinese Loess Plateau; frictional melting of a microgabbro in water; glacial moraines in Colorado; new topographic data from Venus; solving a major issue concerning melt extraction from Earth's mantle; and experimentally generated volcanic lightning.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
NASA eyes Tropical Cyclone Madi's rainfall
Tropical Cyclone Madi is headed for a landfall in southeastern India, and NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's TRMM satellite found that rainfall was heaviest north of the storm's center.
NASA

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
2013 AGU Fall Meeting
Mapping the demise of the dinosaurs
About 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, resulting in the extinction of many land plants and large animals, including most of the dinosaurs. At this week's meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, MBARI researchers will present evidence that remnants from this devastating impact are exposed along the Campeche Escarpment -- an immense underwater cliff in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
System 90L no longer suspect for development
The low pressure area known as "System 90L" in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean is no longer suspect for tropical or subtropical development.
NASA

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
2013 AGU Fall Meeting
Survey of supposed deep-sea chemical munitions dump off Southern California
At this week's meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute describe a preliminary seafloor survey of an area off the Southern California coast marked on charts as a chemical munitions site. The preliminary survey turned up trash and 55-gallon drums, but no chemical munitions.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Ambitious science program will aid fishing industry and monitor effects of climate change on Europe's shellfish
The supply of shellfish we buy at the supermarket faces an uncertain future as our oceans become warmer and more acidic due to changing climate. A team of international scientists has launched an ambitious mission to understand how these changes in our oceans will affect several species vital to the European fishing economy and to marine biodiversity.
Marie Curie Initial Training Network

Contact: Paul Holland
paul.b.holland@bas.ac.uk
44-223-221-226
British Antarctic Survey

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

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