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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
April Stabbins and Lily Simons with unicorn shrimp mural Photo of the Week: Larger Than Life
Tiny shrimp gets big mural during Costa Rica Margin Expedition
Jun 16, 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
Two young students work with clay. Around the Pier: Summer Programs at Sally Ride Science Designed to Inspire Youth
Scripps Oceanography researchers and grad students will serve as instructors, mentors for summer classes
Jun 08, 2017
The surfboard-mounted science instrument Smartfin. Photo: Kat Hammond Around the Pier: Scripps Scientists Help Create and Distribute a “Smartfin” that Turns Surfers into Citizen Scientists
“If we get these fins in the hands of surfers, they will gather data all over the world”
Jun 07, 2017
A boat and divers in the water. Around the Pier: Indiana Jones Meets the Sea
UC San Diego launches Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology to study influence of marine environments on ancient societies
Jun 07, 2017
Photo of the Week: Props to You
R/V Sally Ride gets some upgrades
Jun 02, 2017
Xenoturbella churro, a top 10 new species for 2017 discovered by Scripps researchers Around the Pier: Churro-Like Marine Worm Discovered by Scripps Scientists Is One of the ‘Top 10 Species of 2017’
Second year in a row a Scripps discovery makes the list
May 30, 2017
Gun turret of sunken World War II B-25 off Papua New Guinea Research Highlight: Two Missing World War II B-25 Bombers Documented off Papua New Guinea
Latest discovery follows successful identification and documentation of five missing World War II aircraft in 2016
May 23, 2017
Photo of the Week: Bending the Curve
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom highlights UC's carbon neutrality plan
May 17, 2017
Video: Loss of Reef Urchins
Scripps scientists describe how overfishing set off damaging chain reaction in Caribbean coral reefs
May 11, 2017
Maria Vernet A Scientist’s Life: Maria Vernet
Phytoplankton ecologist studies key members of ocean food webs
May 11, 2017
Researchers used genome mining and DNA sequencing to study bacteria found in marine sponges. Credit: Jason S. Biggs Research Highlight: Bacteria Living in Marine Sponge Produce Flame Retardant-Like Compounds
Scripps researchers are steps closer to understanding human health implications
May 11, 2017
Part of the RIS Team at Scott’s Hut near McMurdo. Hut was used during Captain Scott’s 1904 Discovery Expedition. From the Field: Graduate Students, Researcher Camp Out on Antarctic Ice Shelf
Scripps team recovers seismometers that recorded vibrations throughout the Ross Ice Shelf over past two years
May 10, 2017
Photo of the Week: Solar Spectacle
Though we think the pier is picture-perfect all year long
May 04, 2017
Researchers take part in the EarthOptimism and March for Science underwater off Maui, April 22 Around the Pier: Marching for Science in Scripps Style – Underwater, at Sea, and in San Diego
Researchers turn out in force to take part in international event
May 03, 2017
Various plankton in ocean waters off La Jolla, Calif. Around the Pier: The Bioengineering Behind the Beauty
Scripps oceanographer Andrew Barton receives Simons Foundation Early Career Award to study plankton
May 02, 2017
Photo of the Week: Supporting Science at Sea
Undergraduates march for science aboard R/V Sproul
Apr 26, 2017
Photo of the Week: The Look of the Sound of the Sea
Student applies color and depth to marine mammal sounds
Apr 21, 2017