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Photo of the Week: Science on Sleds
Stranded students and instructors do research with dogsleds, pointy sticks
Mar 16, 2018
 New study shows ability of plankton like these diatoms to acquire iron is sensitive to ocean acidification Research Highlight: Key Biological Mechanism is Disrupted by Ocean Acidification
Inability of phytoplankton to acquire iron imperils marine ecosystems
Mar 14, 2018
Jane Willenbring in the field in Antarctica A Scientist’s Life: Jane Willenbring
Geologist studies 'the science of scenery'
Mar 08, 2018
Scripps researcher Tyler Cyronak and test chambers in a study of ocean acidification effects on coral reef sediments in Bermuda Research Highlight: Acid Ocean Poses Increased Reef Loss Risk
International team projects effect of diminishing supply of key building element
Mar 05, 2018
An amphipod collected by DOV Audacia from more than 8,000 meters (26,200 feet) deep off Chile Photo of the Week: Deep Dive Find
Lander developed by longtime Scripps engineer dives to record depth off Chile; collects marine life
Mar 02, 2018
The shadow of National Center for Atmospheric Research aircraft on Southern Ocean clouds. Photo: Bryan Rainwater/Colorado Univ. Research Highlight: ­­Scripps Joins Mission to Understand a Major Southern Ocean Climate Influence
The world’s most pristine clouds happen to be in the place with the world’s roughest weather
Mar 01, 2018
Charles David Keeling and his namesake Keeling Curve Around the Pier: New Keeling Curve Prize Inspired by Scripps Research Icon
Strategies sought to mitigate greenhouse gases
Feb 08, 2018
Magnetic loops gyrate above the sun, March 23-24, 2017. Photo: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory Research Highlight: Reduced Energy from the Sun Might Occur by Mid-Century. Now Scientists Know by How Much.
UC San Diego scientists review satellite observations of nearby Sun-like stars to estimate the strength of the next “grand minimum” period of diminished UV radiation
Feb 05, 2018
Photo of the Week: Super Blue Blood Moon
Rare spectacle at Scripps Pier
Feb 02, 2018
POGO-19 attendees gather at Scripps Seaside Forum lawn Around the Pier: Top Ocean Research Organizations Develop Unified Voice at Scripps Meeting
Global research organization seeks to leverage technological advances to promote ocean protection
Feb 01, 2018
Pink sea urchins on the seafloor. Photo: NOAA/Ed Bowlby Research Highlight: Tasty and Pink, Sea Urchin Species May Be a Climate-Tolerant Food Source
A hardy urchin species shows potential to relieve pressure on more vulnerable species, according to new research by California Sea Grant-funded scientists
Jan 31, 2018
Photo of the Week: Plankton Ahoy
Student helps citizen scientists gather data in Antarctic fjords
Jan 26, 2018
Low oxygen caused the death of corals and crabs in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Photo: Arcadio Castillo/Smithsonian Research Highlight: International Team of Researchers Concludes Ocean is Losing Its Breath
In Broadest View Yet of World’s Low Oxygen, Scientists Reveal Dangers and Solutions
Jan 24, 2018
James Behrens / Coastal Data Information Program Photo of the Week: Buoy on the Bay
New wave buoy gets scenic downtown San Diego view
Jan 19, 2018
Aggregation of spot-tailed grunts in the waters of Cabo Pulmo National Park. Photo: Octavio Aburto Research Highlight: New Application for Acoustics Helps Estimate Marine Life Populations
Scientists use hydroacoustics to find abundance of marine life in reserve is four times greater than in surrounding waters
Jan 16, 2018
Photo of the Week: A Colorful Christmas
PhD student Adi Khen updates vintage Scripps image
Dec 22, 2017
R/V Sally Ride at sea From the Field: Night Shift in the Santa Barbara Channel
UC Ship Funds program supports research by UC Santa Barbara students
Dec 14, 2017
Photo of the Week: Cold Hands, Warm Heart
Birch Aquarium, UC San Diego Library’s Digital Media Lab print brace for turtle
Dec 12, 2017
Researchers remotely operate a JetYak to obtain data from glaciers A Scientist’s Life: Fiamma Straneo
Physical oceanographer studies interplay between Greenland's glaciers and a warming ocean
Dec 12, 2017
Scripps MAS student Brant Chlebowski Around the Pier: Triton Innovation Challenge Awards Forward-Thinking Scientists
Innovative spirit in full swing at UC San Diego’s environmentally-focused business competition
Dec 12, 2017