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  1. Research Highlight: Study Finds Toxic Pollutants in Fish Across the World’s Oceans

    Scripps researchers’ analysis shows highly variable pollutant concentrations in fish meat Feb 08, 2016 A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollut ...

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

  2. Research Highlight: To Build an Ocean

    Aerosol research center will replicate ocean-atmosphere interactions Nov 05, 2010 The wild oceans can make a poor control group for scientists trying to study how they interact with the sky. Simulating the oceans in mere glass beakers just doesn’t do them ...

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

  3. Research Highlight: Birds of a Feather

    Scripps researchers study the unique design of the emperor penguin's feather coat Jan 11, 2016 Emperor penguins live comfortably in frigid Antarctic conditions thanks to a highly specialized feather coat. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanog ...

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

  4. Research Highlight: Peeking into the Underwater World of Leopard Seals

    Scripps grad student uses Crittercam video to gain rare glimpse into the underwater foraging ecology of an Antarctic top predator Nov 19, 2015 In the pristine wilds of the Antarctic, the mysterious leopard seal rules the animal kingdom. This polar bear-si ...

    Last Updated: November 19, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: Wave Vibrations Shaking Antarctic Ice Shelves

    Previous research showed that Antarctic ice shelves are thinning; a new seismic study shows how Pacific Ocean waves are continuously shaking them Oct 14, 2015 A Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego-led research team found evidence that ocean- ...

    Last Updated: November 13, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: Agriculture and Fishing Cause Coral Reef Decline

    New study of mollusc fossils from Caribbean Panama shows that early changes in coral reef environments are linked to declining water quality Aug 10, 2015 Since researchers began surveys in the 1980s, coral reefs in the Caribbean have undergone widespread ...

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

  7. Research Highlight: A Tale of Two Whales

    Scripps-led study used acoustic data to provide the first detailed view of calling blue and fin whale distribution in the waters off Southern California Jul 09, 2015 A new study led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego ind ...

    Last Updated: July 9, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Research Highlight: Sea Currents and Wind Patterns in the Pacific Ocean Linked to Climate Change

    Changes affect marine ecology and precipitation Jul 08, 2015 A new study about ocean circulation in the Pacific Ocean region concludes that currents in the Pacific and Indian oceans may be altered by climate change. New research shows that ozone depletion ...

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

  9. Research Highlight: 'Age of Fishes' Began When Dinosaurs Went Away

    The mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs gave rise to the modern diversity of fishes Jul 06, 2015 A pair of paleobiologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego have determined that the world’s most numerous and diverse verteb ...

    Last Updated: July 15, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: New Study Could Pave Way for an Ocean Acidification Early Warning System for Coral Reefs

    Scripps-led team offers improved approach to monitor health of coral reef ecosystems Jun 08, 2015 A new study on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef showed that corals are continuously exposed to two key climate change-related stressors throughout the year, bu ...

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