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  1. Research Highlight: Scientifically, This Was Still a Monster El Niño Year

    Despite less Southern California rain than expected, the climate phenomenon had a profound impact Beach erosion at La Jolla Shores May 05, 2016 At the outset of the 2015-2016 El Niño season, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Die ...

    Last Updated: May 5, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Research Highlight: Patterns of Glowing Sharks Get Clearer with Depth

    New study with “shark-eye” camera reveals that biofluorescent catsharks increase light contrast underwater; might be used for communicating with each other Biofluorescent Swell Shark. Photo: J. Sparks/D. Gruber May 05, 2016 A team of researchers including ...

    Last Updated: May 5, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Research Highlight: Paradise Redefined

    A journey to a coral reef chain hidden in the Central Pacific forces scientists to revisit the definition of a pristine environment Palmyra Atoll in the Central Pacific Ocean. Photo: Jennifer E. Smith Jun 01, 2007 By Mario C. Aguilera   PART ONE: EXPLORAT ...

    Last Updated: May 2, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Research Highlight: Research Delves into Fruit Flies and Free Will

    Methods originally developed for oceanic data were key for novel experiment George Sugihara Jun 01, 2007 Reaching into the realm of philosophy, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have contributed to a new study that addresse ...

    Last Updated: May 2, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: Clouds of Mystery

    Scientists get the most direct look ever at giant trans-Pacific dust plumes A modified Gulfstream-V aircraft that carrries an array of instruments Jun 01, 2007 Like smoke signals issued from a distant fire, huge puffs of dust and particulate pollution hav ...

    Last Updated: May 2, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: The Network Behind the Network

    UC San Diego awarded $29 million for Scripps-led cyberinfrastructure project Jun 01, 2007 A national consortium of oceanographic institutions has chosen UC San Diego to receive a $29 million award to create a computer cyberinfrastructure that will enable ...

    Last Updated: May 2, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: Pollutants in Fish Inhibit Humans' Natural Defense System

    Scripps researchers suggest risk assessment to protect human health Scripps researchers analyzed tuna specimens for levels of pollutants in their tissue Apr 25, 2016 In a new study, environmental pollutants found in fish were shown to obstruct the human b ...

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

  8. Research Highlight: Black Carbon: Major Pacific Climate Force

    Soot and other particulate pollution from Asian sources make up more than 75 percent of black carbon transported at high altitudes, according to Scripps-led study Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan Apr 01, 2007 More than three-quarters of the particulate p ...

    Last Updated: April 18, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Research Highlight: Ancient Plate Tectonics

    Scripps/UCSD geophysicist among team finding evidence that plate tectonics began 3.8 billion years ago before any currently known geological record. The Isua Supracrustal Belt in Greenland Apr 01, 2007 Identification of the oldest preserved pieces of Eart ...

    Last Updated: April 18, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: Science on a Slippery Slope

    Scripps geophysicists develop technologies for monitoring underwater landslides The Scripps Bluefin 21 AUV used in the collaboration during deployment Apr 01, 2007 When earthquakes strike along the coastline, it isn’t just the shaking that can wreak havoc ...

    Last Updated: April 18, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography