25 news posts from May 2012

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New research in Bering Sea highlights systemic ecosystem changes with sea ice shifts – NOAA

Bering Sea marine mammals, birds, and fish are shifting where they eat, bear their young, and make their homes in response to changes in sea ice extent and duration. The details of these findings are now published in a special edition of the journal Deep Sea Research II, as a partnership between the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), and several other academic and federal partners. 

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Salmon farming's worst enemy? - Seattle Times

“The virus lady”, she’s known as. Alexandra Morton stunned U.S. scientists last fall with trace evidence found in wild salmon of a virus that killed millions of farmed fish in Chile. That was just the beginning. Read more about Morton here; SAFS‘ Tom Quinn and Ray Hilborn are quoted. 

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Crystals can help predict volcanic eruptions - LA Times

Scientists dissecting the remains of the disastrous 1980 explosion of Mt. St. Helens in Washington state say that crystal formations trapped in volcanic rocks hold important clues about when a magma-loaded mountain is about to blow — a discovery that could help volcanologists make more accurate predictions about future eruptions. ESS‘ Olivier Bachmann is quoted. Read more here! 

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