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R/V Polarstern locked in Arctic ice. Photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Stefan Hendricks Tethered for Months to Floating Sea Ice, Scripps Researchers Join Largest-Ever International Arctic Expedition
Biological oceanographers believe the Arctic’s tiniest creatures may answer the biggest climate change questions
Jan 16, 2020
Scripps 2013 Research Vessel Melville Crew Honored With Polychaete Worm Species Names
After discovering a multitude of species, the 2013 R/V Melville crew decided that coming up with a new naming system was the best course of celebration
Jan 16, 2020
Crashed World War II aircraft 330 feet deep off Hawaii created from high-resolution video data from R/V Petrel ROV New Detail in Deep-Sea Wreckage Find
Scripps Oceanography and collaborators image resting place of World War II aircraft
Jan 13, 2020
Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Photo of the Week: Nautical Noel
Happy Holidays from Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Dec 20, 2019
Birds like this black-crowned Night Heron were studied to understand their parasite load. Photo: Andrew Turner/Ryan Hechinger How Many Parasites Can a Bird Carry?
The answer reveals a first principle applicable to all biological systems, a new paper suggests
Dec 18, 2019
Scripps Student Spotlight: Kayla Wilson
A PhD student studying the biochemistry of marine sponges seeks new ways to help improve human health
Dec 12, 2019
Media Advisory: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Schedule of Events During Week Two at COP25
Indigenous knowledge, what climate change means to fisheries, how countries plan to protect oceans on COP25 week two slate
Dec 08, 2019
IUCN to Release Report on Ocean Deoxygenation Crisis
Consequence of climate change and nutrient pollution
Dec 06, 2019
Photo of the Week: South Pole SALSA
Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access Project
Dec 05, 2019
A Scientist’s Life: Simone Baumann-Pickering
Biological oceanographer identifies natural marine life behavior from human-induced behavior using acoustics
Dec 05, 2019
The Story of My Octopus
A bond between PhD student and eight-armed friend
Dec 03, 2019
Photo: UNFCCC Media Advisory: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Schedule of Events During Week One at COP25
Newest research on atmospheric rivers, Antarctic contributions to sea-level rise, and more to be released
Dec 02, 2019
Scripps Student Spotlight: Emily Kunselman
A graduate student investigates the benefits of bacteria found in oyster microbiomes
Nov 25, 2019
Downtown Kolkata during July 2018 monsoon. Photo: Debarchan Chatterjee /iStockphoto Climate Change Expected to Shift Location of East Asian Monsoons
New study finds warming climate could lead to profound changes in the subtropical climate
Nov 18, 2019
The 2018 Woolsey Fire. Photo courtesy of Peter Buschmann The Race to Stay Ahead of Wildfires
UC San Diego matches increased fire danger with improved monitoring capability
Nov 07, 2019
Kelp: The Next Superfood?
Adding this brown seaweed to your plate can help not only your health, but the planet’s as well
Nov 04, 2019
Scripps Student Spotlight: Anai Novoa
Graduate student investigates the role and future of parasites when their hosts respond to climate change
Oct 30, 2019
Photo: Marc Adams Voyager: How are jellyfish connected to climate change?
Nicholas O., 10, San Diego, Calif.
Oct 29, 2019
U.S. and Indian scientists prior to July monsoon expedition in the Bay of Bengal. Photo: San Nguyen Technological Feats Highlight Scripps Oceanography Monsoon Research
Scientists examine a weather phenomenon central to the lives of billions from multiple angles
Oct 29, 2019
Renowned Scientific Drilling Vessel with Ties to Scripps Visits San Diego
Scripps community members and scientists visit the JOIDES Resolution during its first U.S. port call in more than a decade
Oct 28, 2019
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