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Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Bonefish spawning behavior in the Bahamas surprises researchers, should aid conservation
Bonefish, sometimes called the gray ghost, are among the most elusive and highly prized quarry of recreational anglers in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and similar tropical habitats around the world. Now a research team including fish ecologist Andy Danylchuk of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has documented rarely seen pre-spawning behavior in bonefish, which should aid future conservation efforts.
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust at the Florida Institute of Technology

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
NASA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Madi make landfall in southeastern India
As Tropical Cyclone Madi began its landfall in southeastern Tamil Nadu, India NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the weakening storm.
NASA

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Science
Blind cavefish offer evidence for alternative mechanism of evolutionary change
In a blind fish that dwells in deep, dark Mexican caves, scientists have found evidence for a long-debated mechanism of evolutionary change that is distinct from natural selection of spontaneously arising mutations, as reported this week in the journal Science.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Diana Kenney
dkenney@mbl.edu
508-289-7139
Marine Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Science
With new study, aquatic comb jelly floats into new evolutionary position
In a study that compares the genomes of aquatic life forms, researchers have found evidence to shuffle the branches of the tree of life. The cornerstone of the study, published in the Dec. 13, 2013, advance online issue of Science, is the researchers' sequencing, assembly, annotation and analysis of the genome of Mnemiopsis leidyi, a comb jelly native to the coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Raymond MacDougall
macdougallr@mail.nih.gov
301-443-3523
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Scientific Reports
What the past tells us about modern sea-level rise
Researchers from the University of Southampton and the Australian National University report that sea-level rise since the industrial revolution has been fast by natural standards and -- at current rates -- may reach 80 cm above the modern level by 2100 and 2.5 meters by 2200.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-238-059-3212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
NASA's TRMM satellite sees powerful storms in Tropical Cyclone Madi
NASA's TRMM satellite spotted heavy rainfall and very high cloud tops in strong thunderstorms in the southern quadrant of Tropical Cyclone Madi on Dec. 11 as it neared southeastern India's coast.
NASA

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

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

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