explorations stories

A puffer fish off La Paz, Mexico. Photo: Octavio Aburto-Oropeza Photo of the Week
Puffer fish portrait
Jun 08, 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
Lobsters collected on a counting table in Barbuda. ​From the Field: Bringing a Blue Halo to Barbuda
Scripps students seek to help Caribbean island preserve its marine life
Jun 05, 2015
A group of students stand under a pier on the beach. Around the Pier: Voices from the Sea
Alaskan high school students conduct cutting-edge bioacoustics research through partnership with Scripps Oceanography
Jun 05, 2015
A researcher examines an ice core. Credit: Gifford Wong Research Highlight: New Study Shows Influence of Fresh Water on Climate During Last Ice Age
Study of methane in Antarctic ice reveals linkage between Arctic and tropical phenomena
Jun 05, 2015
Peak intensity trend in typhoons. Image courtesy of Science Advances Research Highlight: Typhoons Could Intensify by as Much as 14 Percent by 2100 under a Moderate Climate Change Scenario
Scripps Oceanography-led study links ocean temperatures to peak typhoon intensity
Jun 03, 2015
Velella velella seen on San Diego beaches. Photo of the Week
Arriving by the Wind
May 26, 2015
A Scientist's Life: Ryan Hechinger
Marine biologist considers parasites to study broad ecological questions
May 06, 2015
Bioluminescent flash Research Highlight: The Force behind Nature’s Light
Study uses algal cells to ‘shed light’ on sensing mechanical forces
May 05, 2015
Around the Pier: Inaugural Conference Connects Local High School Students to Atmospheric Research
Students present results from environmental science projects
May 04, 2015
Helical diatoms in ocean waters off Scripps Pier Photo of the Week
Microscopic marine life off Scripps Pier
May 01, 2015
Arctic Ocean melt ponds. Photo: Karen Frey/Clark University Research Highlight: Arctic Sea Ice Loss Likely To Be Reversible
Scenarios of a sea ice tipping point leading to a permanently ice-free Arctic Ocean were based on oversimplified arguments
Apr 22, 2015
Scripps graduate student Taylor Maddalene with residents of the Pacific island of Tarawa From the Field: Building Partnerships in Tarawa
Scripps student Taylor Maddalene explores how science can help inform marine management decisions in Kiribati
Apr 17, 2015
Obituary Notice: Joseph Reid: Science Expert in Global Ocean Circulation
Scripps Oceanography seagoing explorer investigated the nature and formation of ocean currents
Apr 16, 2015
Tim Lueker with wife Chris next to the “Save Our Coral Reefs” mosaic in Encinitas, Calif. Around the Pier: Researcher Confronting Climate Change with Coral Reef Mosaics
Tim Lueker combines research and art to portray environmental change
Apr 14, 2015
Research technician Dave Faber holds on as a wave crashes onto the deck of R/V New Horizon. Photo of the Week:
Anything for the Data
Apr 14, 2015
National Drought Map Research Focus: Coping with Drought
Scripps Research Helps California Manage Water Resources
Apr 02, 2015
A group of students and professors in the desert. Around the Pier: Desert Splendor
Interdisciplinary exploration course challenges UC San Diego and Scripps Oceanography students to consider the cultural, historical, and geological value of the desert
Apr 01, 2015
In the News Now: Antarctic Ice Shelves Rapidly Thinning
New study revealing accelerating losses over two decades amasses global news coverage
Mar 31, 2015
Gareth Williams Research Highlight: A World without Humans
New study examines how human activities disrupt and destroy coral reefs, leading to fresh ideas about reef conservation and management
Mar 31, 2015