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  1. Research Highlight: The Mysterious Glow from Coral Reefs

    Scientists learn more about fluorescent light that shifts color over coral’s lifetime Apr 09, 2013 The health of coral reefs around the world has been threatened from a variety of natural and human-produced sources. In order to more accurately decipher th ...

    Last Updated: May 21, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Research Highlight: Big Result from a Tiny Ocean

    Replica ocean-atmosphere system on Scripps campus gives important clues on how marine life is linked to cloud formation Apr 25, 2013 A team of UC San Diego researchers that built a replica ocean-atmosphere system in an on-campus laboratory found evidence ...

    Last Updated: May 21, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Research Highlight: Tropical Storms, Global Consequences

    Will the world’s wettest places or the warmest ones see more rainfall as climate changes? May 08, 2013 Rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO 2) are driving recent changes to the global climate, and these changes are sometimes referred to as global warming b ...

    Last Updated: May 21, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Research Highlights: Bizarre to the Bone

    Strange sea worms emit acid to feast on whale skeletons May 08, 2013   “Stunning.” That’s the descriptor Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego marine biologist Greg Rouse used in recounting his first experiences with an eye-opening species o ...

    Last Updated: May 21, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: Deep-Sea Lander Donated by ‘Titanic’ Filmmaker May Touch Down Again in Fall

    Virtually untouched for 50 years, the Mariana Trench could be visited by researchers twice in 18 months Jun 07, 2013 A lander used during James Cameron’s historic March 2012 dive to the deepest place on Earth might return there as soon as this fall, said ...

    Last Updated: August 15, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: Navy Deploys Scripps Global Drifter Buoys

    Drifter buoys used in ocean circulation, climate and typhoon research aid U.S. Navy missions of disaster relief and preparedness Jun 03, 2013 Sailors from the office of Naval Meteorology and Oceanography released ten global drifter buoys belonging to Scri ...

    Last Updated: June 26, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: Recent El Niños are the Most Intense in 700 Years

    Jul 10, 2013 Researchers including Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, climate scientist Shang-Ping Xie have constructed a 700-year record of the climate phenomenon known as El Niño that may be the most accurate ever made. The international ...

    Last Updated: August 16, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. No Single Factor Controls Sardine, Anchovy Populations

    Nearly 70 years after a famous fishery collapse, a new history of fish populations reveals the extent of climate, human influences Jul 29, 2013 The crash of California’s sardine fishery that shuttered the Cannery Row made famous by John Steinbeck could ha ...

    Last Updated: August 16, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Research Highlight: A Peek into Nature’s Glowing Slime

    Scientists probe the mysteries of a little-known sea worm and its clouds of bioluminescent mucus… and find that a common vitamin may be behind it all Dec 04, 2013 Dive along the seafloor long enough and you may see them. Dazzling puffs of blue bioluminesc ...

    Last Updated: January 14, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: Rising Ocean Acidification Leads to Anxiety in Fish

    Study shows acidity levels projected by the end of the century results in behavioral changes that could impact feeding, fisheries Dec 05, 2013 A new research study combining marine physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and behavioral psychology has reve ...

    Last Updated: January 14, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography