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  1. Research Highlight: Welcome to the New Normal

    Scripps Oceanography research suggests that climate change will require a complete rethinking of water delivery systems in the West. That’ll be step one. Lake Mead, created by Hoover Dam, supplies Las Vegas with 90 percent of its water. Photo courtesy of ...

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

  2. Research Highlight: Study Suggests Atmospheric River Storms Can Reduce Sierra Snow

    “Rain-on-Snow” events accelerate snowmelt GOES satellite image of water vapor in atmospheric river over western U.S. today Mar 10, 2016 A new study by NASA, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and other partners has found that in Californ ...

    Last Updated: March 10, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Research Highlight: Acoustic Technology Aids Scripps Scientists in Study of Marine Seeps

    Novel use of acoustic recording package developed for marine mammals helps scientists monitor methane emissions in the North Sea Feb 11, 2016 If you’ve been following the news lately then you’ve likely heard about the large-scale methane leak currently pl ...

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

  4. Research Highlight: Deep-Sea Churro Finds its Evolutionary Home

    Genetic analysis by Scripps team correctly pinpoints species on the tree of life Feb 10, 2016 Churros, the delicious snacks covered with cinnamon sugar and served with hot chocolate, have a doppelganger in the deep sea. The deep-sea worm named after the d ...

    Last Updated: February 10, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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

    Scripps researchers’ analysis shows highly variable pollutant concentrations in fish meat Caught fish displayed at Venice Marina in Venice, La. Feb 08, 2016 A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans ar ...

    Last Updated: March 1, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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