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Public Release: 9-Mar-2014
Nature Geoscience
Sun's energy influences 1,000 years of natural climate variability in North Atlantic
Changes in the sun's energy output may have led to marked natural climate change in Europe over the last 1,000 years, according to researchers at Cardiff University. Scientists studying seafloor sediments found that changes in the sun's activity can have a considerable impact on the ocean-atmospheric dynamics in the North Atlantic, with potential effects on regional climate.
Natural Environment Research Council, National Science Foundation, Switzerland

Contact: Heath Jeffries
jeffrieshv1@cardiff.ac.uk
44-790-882-4029
Cardiff University

Public Release: 9-Mar-2014
Evolutionary Applications
Farm salmon pose clear reproductive threat to wild gene pools
New research from the University of East Anglia shows that while farmed salmon are genetically different to their wild counterparts, they are just as fertile. This is important information because millions of farmed salmon escape into the wild -- posing threats to wild gene pools. The research team say farmed salmon should be sterilised to protect wild gene pools.
Natural Environment Research Council, the Royal Society

Contact: Lisa Horton
l.horton@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-92764
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
NASA satellites see double tropical trouble for Queensland, Australia
There are two developing areas of tropical low pressure that lie east and west of Queensland, Australia.
NASA

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

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Global Change Biology
Urgent need to study the impacts of biomass burning and haze on marine ecosystems
The unprecedented high levels of transboundary haze in Southeast Asia last year prompted Dr. Zeehan Jaafar, a lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Science, and Dr. Tse-Lynn Loh, a postdoctoral research associate at the Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research, John G. Shedd Aquarium, to critically evaluate the potential impacts of biomass burning and haze to marine ecosystems.

Contact: Kimberley Wang
kimberley.wang@nus.edu.sg
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Academy B
Study provides new information about the sea turtle 'lost years'
A new study satellite tracked 17 young loggerhead turtles in the Atlantic Ocean to better understand sea turtle nursery grounds and early habitat use during the 'lost years.' The study, conducted by a collaborative research team, including scientists from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, was the first long-term satellite tracking study of young turtles at sea.

Contact: Diana Udel
dudel@rsmas.miami.edu
786-256-4446
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Faxai stretching out
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite today revealed that wind shear was stretching out Tropical Cyclone Faxai and the storm was waning.
NASA

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

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Navy transitions global ocean forecast system for public use
The Navy-developed Global Ocean Forecast System represents dual-use technology that will benefit civilian interests.

Contact: Daniel Parry
nrlpao@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2541
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Scientific Reports
Sulphur haunts the ghost wreck
Sulphur and iron accumulation has once again been found in wood samples from old shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea. This time the samples are from the merchant vessel Ghost wreck and the warships Sword and the Crown. Wood samples from the ships have been analyzed by a group of scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Stockholm University and University of Calgary. The results are published in the latest issue of Scientific Reports.

Contact: Carina Eliasson
carina.eliasson@science.gu.se
University of Gothenburg

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
PLOS ONE
3-D scans map widespread fish disease
Seventy-five percent of antibiotics in Danish fish farms is used to treat fish with enteric redmouth disease. With the help of 3-D scans, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have mapped how the fish are infected with the bacterium. The findings were recently published in the scientific publication PLOS ONE.

Contact: Martin Raida
mr@sund.ku.dk
45-60-66-67-01
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
PLOS ONE
Human activity influences beach bacterial diversity
Human activity influences ocean beach bacterial communities, and bacterial diversity may indicate greater ecological health and resiliency to sewage contamination.

Contact: Kayla Graham
onepress@plos.org
415-590-3558
PLOS

Public Release: 5-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
New fins evolve repeatedly in teleost fishes
Present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, which lies between the dorsal fin and tail, has no clear function and is thought to be vestigial. However, a new study analyzing their origins finds that these fins arose repeatedly and independently in multiple species -- a striking example of convergent evolution. In addition, adipose fins appear to have repeatedly and independently evolved a skeleton, offering a glimpse the evolution of vertebrate appendages.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
NASA satellite catches last glimpse of Kofi as a tropical cyclone
Tropical Cyclone Kofi was becoming an extra-tropical storm on Mar. 3, and NASA's Terra satellite captured its last hours as a tropical system.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
NASA satellite sees Faxai hit typhoon strength
NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the tropical cyclone called Faxai as it reached typhoon strength in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean today, Mar. 4.
NASA

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

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
New data confirms Arctic ice trends: Sea ice being lost at a rate of 5 days per decade
The ice-free season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days per decade, according to new research from a team including Prof Julienne Stroeve (UCL Earth Sciences). New analysis of satellite data shows the Arctic Ocean absorbing ever more of the sun's energy in summer, leading to a later appearance of sea ice in the autumn. In some regions, autumn freeze-up is occurring up to 11 days per decade later than it used to.

Contact: Oli Usher
o.usher@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-767-97964
University College London

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
Heart
High consumption of fish oil may benefit cardiovascular health, Pitt public health finds
Eating fish in amounts comparable to those of people living in Japan seems to impart a protective factor that wards off heart disease, according to an international study funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Middle-aged Japanese men living in Japan had lower incidence of coronary artery calcification, a predictor of heart disease, than middle-aged white men living in the United States.
National Institutes of Health, Japanese Ministry of Education Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Contact: Allison Hydzik
hydzikam@upmc.edu
412-647-9975
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
Environmental Research Letters
Sea-level rise threatens UNESCO World Heritage sites
Some of the world's most recognisable and important landmarks could be lost to rising sea-levels if current global warming trends are maintained over the next two millennia.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
Environmental Research Letters
Cultural world heritage threatened by climate change
From the Statue of Liberty in New York to the Tower of London or the Sydney Opera House -- sea-level rise not only affects settlement areas for large parts of the world population but also numerous sites of the UNESCO World Heritage. This is shown in a new study by Ben Marzeion from the University of Innsbruck and Anders Levermann from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Contact: Mareike Schodder
press@pik-potsdam.de
49-331-288-2507
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Public Release: 4-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Sea turtles 'lost years' mystery starts to unravel
Small satellite-tracking devices attached to sea turtles swimming off Florida's coast have delivered first-of-its-kind data that could help unlock they mystery of what endangered turtles do during the 'lost years.'
NOAA

Contact: Zenaida Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-446-6567
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
NASA sees strong thunderstorms around Tropical Cyclone Kofi
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Kofi in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean and captured an infrared image of the storm revealing powerful thunderstorms around center of circulation.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Marine Biology
Distinctive flashing patterns might facilitate fish mating
Scientists have shown for the first time that deep-sea fishes that use bioluminescence for communication are diversifying into different species faster than other glowing fishes that use light for camouflage. The new research indicates that bioluminescence -- a phenomenon in which animals generate visible light through a chemical reaction -- could promote communication and mating in the open ocean, an environment with few barriers to reproduction. The study was recently published in the journal Marine Biology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kendra Snyder
ksnyder@amnh.org
212-496-3419
American Museum of Natural History

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
NASA's TRMM satellite sees some towering thunderstorms around Faxai's center
Towering thunderstorms and heavy rainfall were occurring around the center of Tropical Storm Faxai in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, and were seen by the TRMM satellite.
NASA

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

Public Release: 3-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The surface of the sea is a sink for nitrogen oxides at night
The surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night, new measurements on the coast of southern California have shown. The ocean removes about 15 percent of these chemicals overnight along the coast, a team of atmospheric chemists reports in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of March 3.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tim Bertram
scinews@ucsd.edu
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 2-Mar-2014
Nature Climate Change
Global warming felt to deepest reaches of ocean
A new study led by researchers from McGill University suggests that the the 1970s polynya in the Antarctic sea ice pack of the Weddell Sea may have been the last gasp of what was previously a more common feature of the Southern Ocean, and which is now suppressed due to the effects of climate change on ocean salinity.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

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

Public Release: 1-Mar-2014
Geology
What sculpted Africa's margin?
Break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana about 130 Million years ago could have lead to a completely different shape of the African and South American continent with an ocean south of today's Sahara desert.

Contact: F. Ossing
ossing@gfz-potsdam.de
49-331-288-1040
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre

Public Release: 28-Feb-2014
Tropical Cyclone 16P forms near Fiji
Tropical Cyclone 16P formed near Fiji after lingering in the region for several days as a tropical low pressure area.
NASA

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

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