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  1. Research Highlight: Typhoons in China, Japan, and Philippines Have Gotten Stronger Since 1970s

    Trend especially pronounced among landfalling typhoons because of warming coastal waters Three views of Typhoon Nepartak from NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), July 7, 2016 Sep 08, 2016 Typhoon intensity in the northwest Pacific Oc ...

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

  2. Research Highlight: Small but Mighty

    Scripps-led research team analyzes mantis shrimp diet to understand unique body structure Mantis shrimp. Photo: Ralph Pace Aug 11, 2016 Although small in stature, the mantis shrimp packs a powerful punch. The 2.5-5-centimeter (one- to two-inch-) long crus ...

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

  3. Research Highlight: Nature’s Green Fluorescent Glow

    Scripps researchers uncover a window into the evolutionary pathway of green fluorescent proteins Head section of the lancelet, showing its natural fluorescence when exposed to blue light. Image: Dimitri Deheyn Jul 19, 2016 Shine a blue light on a lancelet ...

    Last Updated: July 19, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Research Highlight: Analysis of Satellite Data Confirms Simulated Cloud Trends

    Scripps-led study confirms subtropical dry zones expanding, clouds rising in atmosphere Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Jul 12, 2016 A research team analyzing satellite cloud records, led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of Cal ...

    Last Updated: July 12, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: Beach Replenishment Helped Protect Against Storm Erosion during El Niño

    A comparison of recent and previous nourishments of San Diego beaches suggests that a larger sand grain size improved nourishment performance Torrey Pines State Beach experienced some of the most extensive erosion in San Diego County during El Niño Jun 27 ...

    Last Updated: June 27, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: Study Highlights Hidden Values of Open Ocean

    Ecosystem management helped by identifying costs and benefits Eastern Spinner dolphin – R. Pitman/NOAA Fisheries Jun 27, 2016 What is the value of the open ocean? While commercial fisheries may be one of the most obvious sources of economic value the ocea ...

    Last Updated: June 27, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: Ocean Ecosystem Structure Stable for Tens of Millions of Years, with Occasional Rapid Changes

    Researchers identify three periods of stable ecosystem in the open ocean, driven by competition from other organisms, but not climate change Scripps Oceanography researchers identified three main periods of distinct marine life composition in the oceans J ...

    Last Updated: June 7, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Buried at Sea

    Scripps researchers are studying CO2 sequestration to determine if it’s a viable solution to combat global warming Researchers make adjustments to equipment before deployment. Photo: Ola Eiken Oct 01, 2008 Norway’s largest producer of oil and gas is injec ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Research Highlight: Banking on Fish Populations

    Method used on Wall Street applied to fish population forecasts George Sugihara’s work could help forecast fish population trends. Dec 01, 2007 Tapping into the same tools that banks and hedge funds have used to forecast financial markets, scientists at S ...

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

  10. Research Highlight: Remote Magnetism

    Researchers Offer New Technique to Explore Earth's Magnetic Field Georanger UAV on catapult in preparation for launch during 2007 cruise on R/V Melville. Dec 01, 2007 A pair of Scripps geophysicists have taken to the skies to explore the deep earth i ...

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