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  1. 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 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. 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 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. 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 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. 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 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: Not of this World

    New study argues that precious metals were brought to Earth by massive collisions relatively quickly after the solar system formed Jul 25, 2012 She may not know it, but the blushing bride with the sparkling new platinum wedding band is carrying clues abou ...

    Last Updated: June 3 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: State Report Says Summers to be Hotter, Seas to be Higher this Century

    Latest installment of state agency report offers new specifics to help protect California’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure from climate change Aug 09, 2012 July 2012 was the hottest month in the continental United States on record, but scenarios inve ...

    Last Updated: June 3 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: Turning the Pages of Earth's History

    Scientists go back 120 million years in search of paleoclimate cycles Aug 28, 2012 In a two-month stretch, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego paleontologist Richard Norris and his team took off from the St. George’s dock in Bermuda, travell ...

    Last Updated: April 17 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Research Highlight: Turning Down the Noise

    Researchers capitalize on reduction in ship traffic to analyze noise impacts on marine mammals Sep 05, 2012 Several species of whales congregate around the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara, Calif., attracted by the region’s abundant feeding environment. ...

    Last Updated: June 3 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Research Highlight: Scripps Awarded Grant in New Round of Methane Hydrate Research

    DOE award will support permafrost study Sep 17, 2012 A new push by the Obama Administration to study the viability of deep-sea deposits of methane as an energy source has yielded a $507,000 grant to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. The a ...

    Last Updated: June 3 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: Warning Signs in Nature

    Shelled creatures reveal the story of a separated ocean and the millions of years of changes that followed Sep 24, 2012 To some, examining an old shell along the shoreline can be a highlight of a day’s outing at the beach. To others, a shell is much, much ...

    Last Updated: June 3 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography