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Public Release: 24-Jul-2013
Nature
Cost of Arctic methane release could be 'size of global economy' warn experts
Researchers have warned of an "economic time-bomb" in the Arctic, following a ground-breaking analysis of the likely cost of methane emissions in the region.

Contact: Tom Kirk
thomas.kirk@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-66205
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 23-Jul-2013
Biology Letters
Male guppies ensure successful mating with genital claws
Some males will go to great lengths to pursue a female and take extreme measures to hold on once they find one that interests them, even if that affection is unrequited. New research from evolutionary biologists at the University of Toronto shows that the male guppy grows claws on its genitals to make it more difficult for unreceptive females to get away during mating.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chairs

Contact: Sean Bettam
s.bettam@utoronto.ca
416-946-7950
University of Toronto

Public Release: 23-Jul-2013
Wayne State receives NSF grant to develop plan for field-based water research center
Wayne State University researchers announced today a $25,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a strategic plan for a field-based water research center.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 23-Jul-2013
Nature Communications
Researchers unravel secrets of mussels' clinginess
Understanding the strength of the shellfish's underwater attachments could enable better glues and biomedical interfaces.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 22-Jul-2013
Nature Geoscience
Ancient ice melt unearthed in Antarctic mud
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet repeatedly melted back several hundred miles inland during several warming periods 3 million to 5 million years ago, according to a new study.The study shows that the East Antarctic ice sheet is vulnerable to substantial melting under temperatures that could prevail in the future.

Contact: Kevin Krajick
kkrajick@ei.columbia.edu
212-854-9729
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 22-Jul-2013
Green Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon-developed chemicals that break down water contaminants pass safety test
A family of molecules developed at Carnegie Mellon University to break down pollutants in water is one step closer to commercial use. Study results published online in the journal Green Chemistry show that the molecules, which are aimed at removing hazardous endocrine disruptors from water sources, aren't endocrine disruptors themselves as they proved to be non-toxic to developing zebrafish embryos.
Heinz Endowments, R.K. Mellon Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 22-Jul-2013
PLoS One
Declining sea ice strands baby harp seals
Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk of getting stranded than adult seals because of shrinking sea ice cover caused by recent warming in the North Atlantic, according to a Duke University study.
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Duke University Marine Laboratory

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

Public Release: 22-Jul-2013
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
From obscurity to dominance: Tracking the rapid evolutionary rise of ray-finned fish
Mass extinctions, like lotteries, result in a multitude of losers and a few lucky winners. This is the story of one of the winners, a small, shell-crushing predatory fish called Fouldenia, which first appears in the fossil record a mere 11 million years after an extinction that wiped out more than 90 percent of the planet's vertebrate species.

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 19-Jul-2013
Earth System Science Data
First global atlas of marine plankton reveals remarkable underwater world
Under the microscope, they look like they could be from another planet, but these microscopic organisms inhabit the depths of our oceans in nearly infinite numbers. To begin to identify where, when, and how much oceanic plankton can be found around the globe, international researchers have compiled the first ever global atlas cataloguing marine plankton.

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

Public Release: 19-Jul-2013
Nature Communications
Scientists discover new variability in iron supply to the oceans with climate implications
The supply of dissolved iron to oceans around continental shelves has been found to be more variable by region than previously believed -- with implications for future climate prediction.

Contact: Catherine Beswick
catherine.beswick@noc.ac.uk
44-238-059-8490
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)

Public Release: 18-Jul-2013
Journal of Water and Health
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria widespread in Hudson River, study finds
The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier. Disease-causing microbes have long been found swimming there, but now researchers have documented antibiotic-resistant strains in specific spots, from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower Manhattan.
Hudson River Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Brinson Foundation, Riverkeeper, Tibor Polgar Committee

Contact: Kim Martineau
kmartine@ldeo.columbia.edu
646-717-0134
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 18-Jul-2013
NASA's 2 views of Tropical Storm Cimaron making landfall in China
Two NASA satellites provided an outside and inside look at Tropical Storm Cimaron as it was starting to make landfall in China.
NASA

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

Public Release: 18-Jul-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Evolutionary changes could aid fisheries
Sustainable fishing practices could lead to larger fishing yields in the long run, according to a new study that models in detail how ecology and evolution affect the economics of fishing.
European Commission, Norwegian Research Council, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

Contact: Katherine Leitzell
leitzell@iiasa.ac.at
43-223-680-7316
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Public Release: 18-Jul-2013
Earth System Science Data
First atlas on oceanic plankton
In an international collaborative project, scientists have recorded the times, places and concentrations of oceanic plankton occurrences worldwide. Their data has been collected in a global atlas that covers organisms from bacteria to krill.

Contact: Dr. Meike Vogt
meike.vogt@env.ethz.ch
41-446-328-499
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 18-Jul-2013
Current Biology
European fish stocks poised for recovery
The results of a major international effort to assess the status of dozens of European fish stocks find that many of those stocks in the northeast Atlantic are being fished sustainably today and that, given time, those populations should continue to recover. The findings, reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 18, come as surprisingly good news amid widespread criticism that the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy is failing, the researchers say.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
moleary@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 17-Jul-2013
Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science
Southern California crustacean sand-dwellers suffering localized extinctions
Two types of small beach critters both cousins of the beloved, backyard roly-poly are suffering localized extinctions in Southern California at an alarming rate, says a new study by UC Santa Barbara scientists. As indicator species for beach biodiversity at large, their disappearance suggests a looming threat to similar sand-dwelling animals across the state and around the world.

Contact: Shelly Leachman
shelly.leachman@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-8726
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 17-Jul-2013
Institute of Food Technologists 2013 Annual Meeting and Food Expo
Seafood still considered a good source of nutrients but consumers confused on safety
Seafood continues to be a proven strong nutrient-rich food providing essential vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, but consumers and some toxicologists still keep a watchful eye on safety, according to a July 16 panel discussion at the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo held at McCormick Place.

Contact: Stephanie Callahan
scallahan@ift.org
312-604-0273
Institute of Food Technologists

Public Release: 17-Jul-2013
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Compound discovered at sea shows potency against anthrax
A team led by William Fenical at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has discovered anthracimycin, a new chemical compound from an ocean microbe that could one day set the stage for new treatments for anthrax and other ailments such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 17-Jul-2013
Nature Climate Change
The best defense against catastrophic storms: Mother Nature, say Stanford researchers
Stanford researchers say that natural habitats such as dunes and reefs are the best protection against storms and rising sea levels along the US coastline.

Contact: Elizabeth Rauer
Elizabeth.Rauer@stanford.edu
650-724-3108
Stanford University

Public Release: 17-Jul-2013
Gift creates Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology and Environmental Science
San Francisco State University announced the creation of a new institute at the Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC), funded by Barbara and Richard Rosenberg. The Barbara and Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology and Environmental Science will help RTC showcase its extraordinary research potential and commitment to public engagement.

Contact: Nan Broadbent
nbroadbe@sfsu.edu
415-338-7108
San Francisco State University

Public Release: 17-Jul-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Researchers reveal great white sharks' fuel for oceanic voyages: Liver oil
New research shows that great white sharks power their nonstop journeys of more than 2,500 miles with energy stored as fat and oil in their massive livers. The findings provide novel insights into the biology of these ocean predators.

Contact: Rob Jordan
rjordan@stanford.edu
650-721-1881
Stanford University

Public Release: 17-Jul-2013
NASA sees Tropical Storm Cimaron pass between Taiwan and the Philippines
Tropical Depression 08W strengthened into a tropical storm and was renamed Cimaron by the morning of July 17.
NASA

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

Public Release: 16-Jul-2013
Dissertations and Features
Stop marine pollution to protect kelp forests
University of Adelaide marine biologists have found that reducing nutrient pollution in coastal marine environments should help protect kelp forests from the damaging effects of rising CO2.

Contact: Dr. Bayden Russell
bayden.russell@adelaide.edu.au
61-404-845-919
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 16-Jul-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Family tree of fish yields surprises
The mighty tuna is more closely related to the delicate seahorse than to a marlin or sailfish. That is one of the surprises from the first comprehensive family tree, or phylogeny, of the "spiny-rayed fish," a group that includes about a third of all living vertebrate species. The work is published July 15 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 16-Jul-2013
New phosphorus book on sustaining an element essential to human life
Phosphorus enables high-yield agriculture and sustains life. Yet phosphate fertilizer is produced by mining non-renewable deposits located in just a few countries. And the same element that enables crops to flourish can also pollute waterways and create algae blooms that kill fish.

Contact: Julie Newberg
Julie.Newberg@asu.edu
480-727-3116
Arizona State University

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