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  1. Photo of the Week

    Super Bowl Sunday Spectacle Feb 08, 2016 A humpback whale breaching outside of San Diego Bay entertained whale watchers for nearly an hour on Feb. 7. Humpbacks have been less commonly seen in San Diego this year than the gray whales that are currently tra ...

    Last Updated: February 11, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Photo of the Week: Into the Great Wide Open

    UC San Diego undergrads launch weather balloon off the Scripps Pier Jan 29, 2016 A class of UC San Diego undergraduate students experienced the thrill of hands-on science on Jan. 28 as they launched a weather balloon off the Scripps Pier. This experiment ...

    Last Updated: January 29, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Photo of the Week

    Red crabs galore Jan 21, 2016 Quart jars are filled with red crabs caught during the current CalCOFI cruise on Jan. 7. The abundance of the crabs in California waters has been attributed to the shifting ocean conditions triggered by El Niño. Researchers c ...

    Last Updated: January 25, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Photo of the Week

    FjordEco Jan 08, 2016 Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego student Jack Pan and technicians deploy HydroScat6, an instrument to  measure the optical scattering profile of light in the ocean from the surface to 200 meters (656 feet), from th ...

    Last Updated: January 8, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Photo of the Week: Sampling Sabancaya

    If the volcanic gasses won't come to you... Dec 18, 2015 Members of the Trail by Fire team hike along the slope of the active Peruvian volcano Sabancaya earlier this month to take sulfur dioxide samples. Led by Yves Moussallam, a research fellow at S ...

    Last Updated: December 18, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Photo of the Week: R/V Sally Ride

    Under testing, crane hoists 20,000-lb. load Dec 11, 2015 Testing of scientific support systems aboard R/V Sally Ride is charging ahead in preparation for initial Builder's Sea Trials in January 2016. Among its many capable systems, Sally Ride feature ...

    Last Updated: December 11, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Photo of the Week: Antarctic Radar

    Collecting and analyzing detailed atmospheric and cloud data Nov 24, 2015 The Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (SACR) is set up on Ross Island near McMurdo Station on Antarctica for the AWARE experiment. AWARE scientists and technical experts are using a suite of ...

    Last Updated: December 1, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Photo of the Week

    Flying in Style Nov 10, 2015 The view from the flight deck of a US Air Force C-17 cargo plane on the way to Antarctica. Matt Siegfried, who recently received his PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is blogging from the field as p ...

    Last Updated: November 12, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Photo of the Week

    'Bend that Curve' Oct 27, 2015 From left, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California climate and atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan, and UC San Diego Vice Chancellor of Research Sandra ...

    Last Updated: October 27, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Photo of the Week

    Pink Ocean Oct 08, 2015 Pink dye dissipates in waters south of the Imperial Beach Pier in Imperial Beach, Calif. Researchers released the dye as part of the Cross Surfzone/Inner-shelf Dye Exchange (CSIDE), an experiment to  observe the exchange between a  ...

    Last Updated: October 8, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography