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  1. Research Highlight: Searching for the Source

    New method developed at Scripps pinpoints the origins of tiny mussel larvae A microscopic view of larvae. Apr 01, 2007 The microscopic larvae of marine mussels are not very good swimmers, which puts the tiny mollusks at the mercy of the twisting turbulenc ...

    Last Updated: May 20, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. 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: May 20, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. 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 havo ...

    Last Updated: May 20, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Research Highlight: Water Deep under the Ice

    Scripps study finds complex plumbing system beneath West Antarctica ice sheet and it’s more active than expected Left: ICESat illustration; Credit: NASA. Right: A map of Antarctica indicates where the study took place. Mar 02, 2007 The discovery of a subg ...

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

  5. Research Highlight: Saving Venice

    The historic city calls upon Scripps and a multifaceted team of experts to help decipher the mysteries lying beneath its waters Venetian gondolas in the Grand Canal. Mar 02, 2007 There was something different about this project. The fact struck geochemist ...

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

  6. Research Highlight: History's Warning

    An ancient global warming episode drastically changed the face of the planet and life on Earth needed 100,000 years to recover. What we’re headed for in the next century could be even bigger. Scripps geologist Richard Norris discusses possible sampling si ...

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

  7. Research Highlight: Surf City, Here We Come

    Scripps scientists test a method for tracking ocean pollution at Huntington Beach, one of America's favorite surf spots and tourist destinations A pump releases an EPA-approved water-tracking dye during the Huntington Beach ’06 field experiment. Phot ...

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

  8. Research Highlight: The State of Climate 2007

    Scripps scientists contribute expertise to key climate change study A press conference at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, where results of the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC were released. Feb 02, 2007 Results of one of the most highly anticipated report ...

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

  9. Research Highlight: New Technology Helps Monitor Fire Hazards in Southern California

    AlertSoCal network aids first responders in the detection of wildfire ignition and development Apr 06, 2016 A new technology can give firefighters the upper hand in the battle against wildfires. A network of mountaintop cameras operated by researchers at ...

    Last Updated: April 6, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. 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