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Photo of the Week: Ladder to the Sea
Path to scientific diving course starts at Scripps PIer
Jul 13, 2018
Researchers gather sediment cores from Beaufort Sea during 2013 fieldwork. Photo: Lloyd Keigwin/WHOI Research Highlight: Evidence of Ancient Abrupt Climate Change Found in Arctic
Sought for decades, the physical traces of a profound climate feedback event are located
Jul 09, 2018
Photo of the Week: A Certain Sensor
SCOOBY research group sets up gear on Taiwanese reef
Jul 06, 2018
Garfield Kwan Around the Pier: Ocean Science Gets Its Own Comic Book
Fishes, crustaceans, and worms become comic book stars in 'Squidtoons: Exploring Ocean Science with Comics'
Jun 29, 2018
Dolphins swim through oil-tainted waters in Gulf of Mexico in 2010 following Deepwater Horizon spill. Photo: NOAA Research Highlight: Using Artificial Intelligence to Understand Deepwater Horizon’s Effects on Dolphins
Scripps researcher creates algorithm to sort through communications among Gulf of Mexico dolphins
Jun 27, 2018
Photo of the Week: Drift Compatible
R/V Sally Ride recovers boat abandoned in trans-Pacific race
Jun 22, 2018
A juvenile manta swims at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Photo: G.P. Schmahl / FGBNMS Research Highlight: Scripps Graduate Student Discovers World’s First Known Manta Ray Nursery
A research team led by PhD candidate Joshua Stewart identifies a manta ray nursery in the Gulf of Mexico
Jun 20, 2018
Giant clam, Tridacna crocea, burrows into rock made by tropical reef corals. Photo: James Fatherree Photo of the Week: Caustic Relationship
Researchers discover how giant clams burrow into coral
Jun 14, 2018
Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis, a colorful red, orange, yellow, and blue fish Photo of the Week: Distinctly Colorful
Scripps researcher helps confirm new fairy wrasse species
Jun 07, 2018
The Mauna Loa Observatory. Photo: Forrest M. Mims III In the News Now: Another Climate Milestone Falls at Mauna Loa Observatory
Peak carbon dioxide levels surpass 411 parts per million for May
Jun 07, 2018
UC San Diego graduate students Around the Pier: Reaching New Heights
Scripps-led Rosa Parks Tutoring Program educates youth in City Heights
Jun 07, 2018
A Scientist's Life: Jennifer Smith
Technology is changing how scientists study coral reefs
Jun 06, 2018
Photo of the Week: Hey, That's A Mooring
Buoy maintenance has its ups and downs
Jun 01, 2018
Results from 2014 experiment at Scripps reveal microbes ejected in sea spray. Photo: Christina McCluskey/Colorado St. Univ. Research Highlight: Researchers Identify Bacteria and Viruses Ejected from the Ocean
Team of atmospheric chemists and medical researchers use Scripps Oceanography facility to study properties of microbes incorporated in aerosols
May 31, 2018
Illustration of car interior temperatures. Image: Arizona State University Research Highlight: Hot Cars Can Hit Life-Threatening Levels in Approximately One Hour
Interior temperatures can rise to 116° F, potentially causing fatal injuries to children trapped inside
May 25, 2018
Photo of the Week: Special Delivery
Stamp honoring Sally Ride unveiled at UC San Diego
May 25, 2018
Scientists traveling across Greenland’s sea ice via dogsled. Photo: Margaret Lindeman From the Field: Greenland by Helicopter (and Dogsled)
Scripps students try to inform estimates of sea-level rise from remote ice cap
May 23, 2018
Samples of phytoplankton collected by scientists in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica Photo of the Week: Life under the Ice
Researchers investigate how iceberg calving affects Antarctic marine life
May 15, 2018
Photo of the Week: Quad Squad
Drone helps survey changing landscape of Los Penasquitos Lagoon
May 11, 2018
Photo of the Week: Crushed Ice
Collecting glacial ice to study fjord ecosystems in the Southern Ocean
May 03, 2018