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  1. Research Highlight: New Analysis Confirms Fingerprint of Fossil Fuel Use in Rising Ocean Temperatures

    Study finds broad consensus among state-of-the-art computer models, bolstering initial finding by Scripps researchers Jun 25, 2012 A new study led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory strengthens evidence that human-caused climate change is warming t ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Research Highlight: Scripps Scientists Think Outside the Tank

    Experimental field system successfully replicates the effects of pH declines on coral reef ecosystems Jun 13, 2012 Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have reported a breakthrough in measuring the effects of ocean acidificat ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Research Highlight: The Little Ice Age Was Global, Scripps Researchers Say

    The 450-year cooling period was experienced in both Southern and Northern hemispheres Jun 07, 2012 An analysis by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researchers contradicts a common assumption among scientists that the Little Ice Age was st ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Research Highlight: Housing Boom: 100-fold Increase in Plastic Trash ‘Homes’ Alters Marine Insect’s Habitat

    Data from graduate student expedition used to reveal a 40-year upsurge in ocean garbage May 10, 2012 Only five species of marine insects are able to survive in the open ocean. Capable of walking along the surface of the ocean, these “sea skaters” (Halobat ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: Once-Ultrarare Heatwaves Could Become Common, Scripps Researchers Tell California Energy Community

    Scripps researchers brief utilities, resource managers on climate’s potential impact on their operations May 02, 2012 In the past 60 years, California has experienced two heatwaves – in 1955 and 2006 – in which temperatures in its urban centers were great ...

    Last Updated: July 2, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: Declines in Caribbean Coral Reefs Pre-date Climate Change Damage

    Novel excavation technique attributes prior damage to land clearing and overfishing Mar 29, 2012 The decline of Caribbean coral reefs has been linked to the recent effects of human-induced climate change. However, new research led by scientists at Scripps ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: Scripps Delivers Science to James Cameron’s Historic Dive into the Abyss

    Upcoming ‘Deepsea Challenge’ dives to further explore the deepest sea Mar 28, 2012 Doug Bartlett was there to explore an alien world, possibly filled with unknown marine life. Kevin Hardy was there to fulfill a lifelong dream of developing instruments he ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Research Highlight: Massive Fish Spawning Migration Comes into Focus

    Scientists, fishermen, and locals collaborate to study and protect a fragile breeding site in Baja Feb 24, 2012 Each spring, an immense breeding migration culminates in the northernmost portions of the Gulf of California at a reserve near the Colorado Riv ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Research Highlight: The Story Behind Hitchcock’s Crazed ‘Birds’

    Oceanographic collection and 60-year marine monitoring program keys to new report on out-of-control birds Feb 02, 2012 In the summer of 1961, thousands of frenzied seabirds invaded the coastline near Monterey, Calif. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported a “ra ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: Addressing Climate Change With Off-the-Shelf Tools

    International team builds on black carbon research by Scripps scientist to identify ways to diminish atmospheric warming, save lives and improve crop yields Jan 27, 2012 A concept for achieving climate change mitigation in the short term advanced in recen ...

    Last Updated: September 17, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography