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  1. Research Highlight: 'Age of Fishes' Began When Dinosaurs Went Away

    The mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs gave rise to the modern diversity of fishes Jul 06, 2015 A pair of paleobiologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego have determined that the world’s most numerous and diverse verteb ...

    Last Updated: July 15, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Research Highlight: New Study Could Pave Way for an Ocean Acidification Early Warning System for Coral Reefs

    Scripps-led team offers improved approach to monitor health of coral reef ecosystems Jun 08, 2015 A new study on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef showed that corals are continuously exposed to two key climate change-related stressors throughout the year, bu ...

    Last Updated: June 8, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Research Highlight: New Study Shows Influence of Fresh Water on Climate During Last Ice Age

    Study of methane in Antarctic ice reveals linkage between Arctic and tropical phenomena Jun 05, 2015 A new study shows how huge influxes of fresh water into the North Atlantic Ocean from icebergs calving off North America during the last ice age had an un ...

    Last Updated: June 5, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Research Highlight: Typhoons Could Intensify by as Much as 14 Percent by 2100 under a Moderate Climate Change Scenario

    Scripps Oceanography-led study links ocean temperatures to peak typhoon intensity Jun 03, 2015 Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated large portions of the Philippines in November 2013, was one of the strongest ocean storms ever recorded, killing at least 6,300 ...

    Last Updated: December 23, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: The Force behind Nature’s Light

    Study uses algal cells to ‘shed light’ on sensing mechanical forces May 05, 2015 Algae are known to congregate and bloom in massive numbers, covering patches of the ocean in thick red and brown blotches. Some of these “red tide” events create dazzling nig ...

    Last Updated: May 6, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: Arctic Sea Ice Loss Likely To Be Reversible

    Scenarios of a sea ice tipping point leading to a permanently ice-free Arctic Ocean were based on oversimplified arguments Apr 22, 2015 New research by Till Wagner and Ian Eisenman, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, resolves ...

    Last Updated: April 22, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Focus: Coping with Drought

    Scripps Research Helps California Manage Water Resources Apr 02, 2015 As California issues sweeping water restrictions in response to a historic drought, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography are joining the state Department of Water Resource ...

    Last Updated: April 2, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Research Highlight: A World without Humans

    New study examines how human activities disrupt and destroy coral reefs, leading to fresh ideas about reef conservation and management Mar 31, 2015 “In a world without humans…” may sound like the gravelly voiced opening of your typical Hollywood blockbust ...

    Last Updated: March 31, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Paradise Redefined

    A journey to a coral reef chain hidden in the Central Pacific forces scientists to revisit the definition of a pristine environment Jun 01, 2007 PART ONE: EXPLORATIONS IN TROPICAL SEAS The last two days of diving have been in places where sharks came to t ...

    Last Updated: March 20, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: The Dolphin Sentinels

    Tales told in marine mammal’s blubber lead to a new library of chemicals in our ocean food web Mar 04, 2015 Eight dolphins have given Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers and their collaborators a new catalog of information abou ...

    Last Updated: March 4, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography