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The weather these seabirds experience on the Galapagos' Isabela Island may be influenced by Arctic sea ice melt. Photo: Ryan Cox

A New Consequence of Arctic Sea Ice Melt: Changing Weather at the Equator
Research links sea ice retreat with tropical phenomena including a new kind of El Niño

R/V Polarstern locked in Arctic ice. Photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Stefan Hendricks

Tethered for Months to Floating Sea Ice, Scripps Researchers Join Largest-Ever International Arctic Expedition
Biological oceanographers believe the Arctic’s tiniest creatures may answer the biggest climate change questions

Scripps 2013 Research Vessel Melville Crew Honored With Polychaete Worm Species Names
After discovering a multitude of species, the 2013 R/V Melville crew decided that coming up with a new naming system was the best course of celebration

Crashed World War II aircraft 330 feet deep off Hawaii created from high-resolution video data from R/V Petrel ROV

New Detail in Deep-Sea Wreckage Find
Scripps Oceanography and collaborators image resting place of World War II aircraft

Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

Photo of the Week: Nautical Noel
Happy Holidays from Scripps Institution of Oceanography