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Photo of the Week: Always a Welcome Sight
Marine mammals like to see and be seen
Aug 18, 2017
The amount of pollutants in yellowfin tuna tissue varies widely by region, Scripps researchers found. Photo: Lindsay Bonito Research Highlight: Pollutant Levels in Tuna Depend on Where They Are Caught
Scripps researchers find the amount of pollutants in tuna tissue varies widely by region
Aug 03, 2017
Photo of the Week: Rosette in Blue
CalCOFI's CTD photo captures the art of the sample
Aug 02, 2017
Marine biologist Andy Nosal A Scientist’s Life: Andy Nosal
Marine biologist specializes in behavior and ecology of sharks and rays
Aug 02, 2017
An iceberg calved from Larsen C ice shelf at far left had moved away as much as two miles in two weeks. Image courtesy of DLR Research Highlight: After the Break
How the separation of a state-sized iceberg changes ecology in a key region of ocean biology
Jul 31, 2017
Scripps Oceanography PhD student Natalya Gallo Around the Pier: Scripps Student Receives Switzer Environmental Fellowship
Natalya Gallo awarded for her passion and commitment to improving environmental conditions
Jul 26, 2017
Photo of the Week: Putting Science in your Comic-Con
Scripps scientists help reach out to pop culture audience
Jul 25, 2017
UC San Diego students show off a 'visualization cluster' to Birch Aquarium at Scripps staff in June Around the Pier: Birch Aquarium, UC San Diego Schools Fuse Design and Science Data in Innovative New Courses
Students design new ways for aquarium to share Scripps science with the world
Jul 18, 2017
Monthly mean sea surface temperature maximums observed by Argo network 2004-2017 Voyager: Is there a limit to how much sea temperatures can rise?
Sebastian S., 16, Coronado, Calif.
Jul 18, 2017
Photo of the Week: Cetacean Signal
Acoustic Ecology Lab works to improve whale presence prediction
Jul 13, 2017
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Scripps scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan. Around the Pier: Meeting of the Minds
Scripps leadership and scientists meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to discuss climate change, global concerns
Jul 06, 2017
Photo of the Week: Squad Goals
100 Island Challenge team befriends a frogfish
Jul 05, 2017
A mother and calf Cuvier's beaked whale are spotted off Guadalupe Island. Photo: Jennifer Trickey From the Field: Scripps Oceanography, INECC, and Sea Shepherd Study Elusive Cuvier’s Beaked Whale
Remote Mexican island is a hotspot for the rarely sighted species
Jul 03, 2017
Turf algae coats the surface of a coral reef section near Moorea, French Polynesia. Photo: Maggie D. Johnson Photo of the Week: Coral Turfed Out
Turf algae may come to dominate reefs if climate trends continue
Jun 30, 2017
Scripps physical oceanographer Nick Pizzo Research Highlight: A Wave’s “Sweet Spot” Revealed
Scripps researcher studies waves to help better forecast weather and climate
Jun 29, 2017
Number of days in Jan. 2016 surface melt was detected from passive microwave satellite observations. Image: Julien Nicolas/OSU Research Highlight: Scientists Report Large-Scale Melting Event in Antarctica during 2015-16 El Niño
Surface of ice sheet twice the size of California melted in one summer in what could become a regular occurrence
Jun 29, 2017
Red and blue research vessel sitting in drydock Photo of the Week: All Decked Out
R/V Sally Ride sports a new coat of paint
Jun 23, 2017
A "film" drop (red) and "jet" drop (blue) from bursting bubble filmed 8 milliseconds apart. Photo illustration: Dale Stokes Research Highlight: Breakthrough Finding in Sea Spray Particle Chemistry
Sea spray aerosols that seed clouds over three-fourths of the earth are formed by “film” or “jet” droplets
Jun 19, 2017
A Scientist’s Life: Tarik Benmarhnia
Climate change epidemiologist considers human health hazards
Jun 13, 2017
Octopus on ocean floor touches robotic arm Photo of the Week: High Five at 500 Fathoms
Deep-sea octopus greets submersible Alvin
Jun 08, 2017