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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Research Highlight: Local Survey Shows More Than Half of All California Fish Species Can Be Found in La Jolla

    From archived specimens and present-day surveys, researchers find that La Jolla kelp forest, submarine canyons, and surroundings contain surprising diversity in small region Mar 02, 2015 A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, ma ...

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

  5. Research Highlight: Satellite with Scripps-Designed Earth-Observing Science Payload Set for Launch

    DSCOVR will take a non-stop look at sunlit side of Earth Feb 10, 2015 A satellite that will be positioned between Earth and the Sun to provide a comprehensive view of our home planet is scheduled for launch tomorrow. The scientific objectives and instrume ...

    Last Updated: February 11, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: The Most Studied Atmospheric River in History

    A “make-or-break” weather phenomenon brings Scripps Oceanography scientists together with several agencies for campaign of unprecedented scope Feb 10, 2015 On Feb. 5, a narrow channel of water vapor drifting across the sky a mile over the Pacific Ocean ai ...

    Last Updated: August 13, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: The Sound of Hope

    Rare whale species heard off continental U.S. for the first time in more than 20 years Feb 09, 2015 Once upon a time in the ocean, North Pacific Right Whales thrived. Their unique calls could be heard across the seas from Asia to North America. Intense wh ...

    Last Updated: February 12, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Research Highlight: Discovery Goes Deep within Coral

    With key enzyme’s role revealed, researchers are armed with a new tool to study the health of coral reefs around the world Jan 13, 2015 One enzyme. Many roles. Proteins within all organisms called enzymes are key to critical life processes. Scientists hav ...

    Last Updated: January 13, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Research Highlight: In Search of Pristine Aerosols

    A new study considers how pure a key force in climate really is Jan 13, 2015 Aerosols such as dust, sea salt particles, bits of organic material, and even pollutants are what allows water vapor to congeal into clouds and the mix of aerosols in the sky hel ...

    Last Updated: January 14, 2015 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: A Story of Humming Glaciers

    Icequakes give researchers a glimpse deep inside Alpine water flows Nov 25, 2014 It’s not quite like yodeling in the Swiss Alps, but researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego recently discovered that glaciers in southern Switzerla ...

    Last Updated: November 25, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography