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Scripps' Shang-Ping Xie led study on the cover of the Oct. 2015 issue of Nature Climate Change. Image courtesy of Nature Around the Pier: UC San Diego Top Institution in United States for Environmental and Earth Sciences
Science journal Nature ranks campus fourth-leading institution in the world based on published research
Oct 07, 2015
Researchers Ethan Roth (left) and Matthew Alford retrieve a shallow-water integrated mapping system (SWIMS). Photo: Thomas Moore From the Field: Oceanographers Find Clues behind Arctic's Fourth-Lowest Sea-Ice Minimum
ArcticMix researchers find strong turbulence beneath Arctic Ocean surface
Sep 16, 2015
A clump of tubeworms and a juvenile crab were found in the Del Mar Seep. Video: Inside the Del Mar Seep
Video illustrates deep-sea methane seep site found 30 miles west of San Diego coast
Sep 11, 2015
Bow of US Coast Guard Cutter Healy at the North Pole. Photo: Cory Mendenhall, US Coast Guard. Photo of the Week
North Pole
Sep 11, 2015
Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg at an announcement of their $5 million gift to UC San Diego, Aug. 24, 2015 Scripps Oceanography Supporters Give $5 Million to Create Climate Center
Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg’s gift will launch the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at UC San Diego
Sep 03, 2015
A rosette with seawater from various depths is retrieved from the Arctic Ocean by Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo of the Week
Icy Rosette Recovery
Sep 01, 2015
From the Field: What is Making Arctic Ice Melt Faster than Expected?
Scripps physical oceanographers travel to the Arctic to investigate one possibility
Aug 28, 2015
Students conduct a science experiment near the ocean. Around the Pier: Up, Up, and Away—to College
Scripps inspires underserved students to achieve their college dreams through Upward Bound summer program
Aug 28, 2015
A Leafy Seadragon at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Voyager: How Long Can a Seadragon Live and are Seadragons Seahorses?
James L., 8, San Diego, Calif.
Aug 19, 2015
Two young students built robots using legos. Around the Pier: Scripps-led Robotics and Video Game Programming Courses Inspire Local Youth
Three-way partnership among Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego Extension, and Elementary Institute of Science brings STEAM courses to underserved students
Aug 14, 2015
Scripps Oceanography researcher Katie Cramer and the molluscs used in the study. Research Highlight: Agriculture and Fishing Cause Coral Reef Decline
New study of mollusc fossils from Caribbean Panama shows that early changes in coral reef environments are linked to declining water quality
Aug 10, 2015
From left, ocean scientists Walter Munk, Chip Cox, Michael Gregg, Jennifer Mackinnon and Caitlin Whalen Photo of the Week
Five "Generations" at Scripps
Aug 07, 2015
New Scripps commercial describes institution's mission of understanding and protecting planet Video: New Scripps Public Service Announcement Describes Institution's Mission
Voices from across the campus invite public to learn more about research to understand planet
Aug 05, 2015
A fin whale off Southern California. Photo taken under NMFS Permit No. 727-1915. Research Highlight: A Tale of Two Whales
Scripps-led study used acoustic data to provide the first detailed view of calling blue and fin whale distribution in the waters off Southern California
Jul 09, 2015
Marcia McNutt at Scripps Day 2010 Around the Pier: Scripps/UC San Diego Alumna Nominated to Lead National Academy of Sciences
Marcia McNutt offers a wealth of research and leadership experience to distinguished advisory organization
Jul 08, 2015
Photo credit: NASA Research Highlight: Sea Currents and Wind Patterns in the Pacific Ocean Linked to Climate Change
Changes affect marine ecology and precipitation
Jul 08, 2015
A student accepts an award. Around the Pier: Scripps Graduate Student Honored for Research Excellence
Hao Ye selected as 20th recipient of the annual Frieman Prize, a Scripps-given honor
Jul 08, 2015
Paleobiologist Richard Norris with a sediment core from the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K/Pg) boundary 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
Elegant terns cast a maze of shadows at South Bay Salt Works in Chula Vista, Calif. Photo: Octavio Aburto Photo of the Week
Maze of Shadows
Jul 02, 2015
The researchers collected information on seawater at Heron Reef using an integrated sensor network. Credit: David I. Kline 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