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  1. Voyager: How does the unusual slime found in the Adriatic Sea affect animals?

    Submitted by 4th through 6th grade students participating in Birch Aquarium at Scripps's Summer Learning Adventures program. The thick mucilage cover represents a danger for sea-bottom communities. Sep 01, 2008 The scientific community still has many ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Voyager: Where does slime like the kind found in the Adriatic Sea come from?

    Submitted by 4th through 6th grade students participating in Birch Aquarium at Scripps’s Summer Learning Adventures program. Scripps scientists take collections of huge gels from the Adriatic Sea. Photo courtesy of Amela Hozic-Zimmerman Sep 01, 2008 It’s ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Voyager: How is animal life being affected by the increasing levels of CO2?

    Submitted by National Ocean Sciences Bowl team members, San Ysidro High School, San Ysidro, Calif. Increased levels of CO2 will most likely impact the health and expansion of coral reefs. Dec 01, 2007 Increases in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affect m ...

    Last Updated: May 25, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Voyager: Are there any benefits of increased levels of CO2?

    Submitted by National Ocean Sciences Bowl team members, San Ysidro High School, San Ysidro, Calif. Plants generally grow a bit faster with increased carbon dioxide. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dec 01, 2007 As we currently understand the e ...

    Last Updated: May 25, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Voyager: Why can’t scientists predict earthquakes?

    Submitted by middle school participants in the Geo educational program at Birch Aquarium at Scripps The Cecil H. and Ida M. Green IGPP at Scripps houses geologists who study earthquakes. Nov 01, 2007 Scientists have learned much about the properties of ro ...

    Last Updated: May 23, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Voyager: If San Diego is at the edge of a tectonic plate, will we always keep moving/slipping?

    Submitted by students participating in the Geo program at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Many small faults in the greater San Andreas Fault system run through the San Diego area. Nov 01, 2007 In our lifetime, and for many generations to come, San Diego and Sou ...

    Last Updated: May 23, 2016 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Voyager: To whom will Argo research be given? How will it be published and used?

    Submitted by the sixth grade summer science class, Rancho Santa Fe School Data from Argo floats will help scientists learn more about the world oceans, including global ocean warming and sea level rise. Sep 01, 2007 A: Data from the Argo project are being ...

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

  8. Voyager: How are Argo buoys able to descend and ascend? Is there a motor?

    Submitted by the sixth grade summer science class, Rancho Santa Fe School Nearly 3,000 Argo floats have been dropped throughout the world’s oceans. Sep 01, 2007 A: Yes, a motor is needed to make Argo floats travel up and down in the ocean, but not in the ...

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

  9. Voyager: Is there anything we can do in San Diego to conserve coral reefs?

    Submitted by eleventh grade biology students, High Tech High Media Arts, San Diego, Calif. Aug 01, 2007 A: Yes! Although we in San Diego live far from coral reefs, we can still help improve their condition. The first step is educating ourselves about cora ...

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

  10. Voyager: How do scientists "sample" or study a "pristine" habitat such as the Line Islands without contributing to the human impact that we are concerned with in the first place?

    Submitted by 11th grade biology students, High Tech High Media Arts, San Diego, Calif. Aug 01, 2007 A: Scientists study coral reefs using a variety of methods, and given the state of coral reefs today, we try to make sure we don’t damage them in the proce ...

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