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Arctic Ocean melt ponds. Photo: Karen Frey/Clark University 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
Scripps graduate student Taylor Maddalene with residents of the Pacific island of Tarawa From the Field: Building Partnerships in Tarawa
Scripps student Taylor Maddalene explores how science can help inform marine management decisions in Kiribati
Apr 17, 2015
Obituary Notice: Joseph Reid: Science Expert in Global Ocean Circulation
Scripps Oceanography seagoing explorer investigated the nature and formation of ocean currents
Apr 16, 2015
Tim Lueker with wife Chris next to the “Save Our Coral Reefs” mosaic in Encinitas, Calif. Around the Pier: Researcher Confronting Climate Change with Coral Reef Mosaics
Tim Lueker combines research and art to portray environmental change
Apr 14, 2015
Research technician Dave Faber holds on as a wave crashes onto the deck of R/V New Horizon. Photo of the Week:
Anything for the Data
Apr 14, 2015
National Drought Map Research Focus: Coping with Drought
Scripps Research Helps California Manage Water Resources
Apr 02, 2015
A group of students and professors in the desert. Around the Pier: Desert Splendor
Interdisciplinary exploration course challenges UC San Diego and Scripps Oceanography students to consider the cultural, historical, and geological value of the desert
Apr 01, 2015
In the News Now: Antarctic Ice Shelves Rapidly Thinning
New study revealing accelerating losses over two decades amasses global news coverage
Mar 31, 2015
Gareth Williams 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
It's not always like this. La Jolla Shores, March 17, 2015 Around the Pier: Region’s Winter Beaches Widest in a Decade
Lack of storm activity has left sand supplies largely intact
Mar 23, 2015
Submerged wreckage of a U.S. Navy aircraft. Around the Pier: Another Historic Find
Archival research and leading-edge technology lead oceanographers and not-for-profit organization to the site of a downed World War II aircraft
Mar 30, 2015
Scientists survey coral in the Line Island chain. Photo: Jim Maragos, US Fish and Wildlife Service 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
Mooring recovery during T-TIDE Video: T-TIDE leg 3 – Mooring recovery cruise
Scripps oceanographer Matthew Alford describes his research goals on the final leg of T-TIDE
Mar 09, 2015
Photo: Erik Jepsen Around the Pier: Robert and Allison Price Give $6 Million to Birch Aquarium
Gift to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography reflects Prices’ passion for changing way education is delivered to students from underserved areas
Mar 05, 2015
Pod of false killer whales makes rare appearance at Scripps. Photo: Michelle Robbins/NOAA Photo of the Week: False Killer Whales off Scripps Pier
False Killer Whales off Scripps Pier
Mar 04, 2015
Bottlenose Dolphin 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
Calif. DWR releases video on atmospheric river research Video: CalWater AR Research
California Department of Water Resources explains the importance of a major campaign to understand precipitation
Mar 02, 2015
Giant Seabass. Photo: Octavio Aburto 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
Around the Pier: A ‘Bittersweet’ Send-off for Scripps Research Vessel
After 46 years, R/V Melville is retired with recollections and a rare public open house of Scripps fleet’s largest ship
Mar 02, 2015
Around the Pier: Pioneering Scripps Oceanography Geochemist to Receive Top Field Honor
A scientist whose work revolutionized the understanding of fluids in the dynamics of Earth’s crust to receive V.M. Goldschmidt Award
Mar 02, 2015