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Scripps oceanographer Rob Pinkel (left) describes the Wirewalker instrument at Oceanology International Around the Pier: Major Science and Technology Show Will Reside in San Diego
Reputation of Scripps Oceanography cited in decision to make Oceanology International a biennial event in city
Feb 23, 2017
Composer Glenn McClure Around the Pier: Giving the Ice a Voice
Composer brings sounds of Antarctic ice shelves to life with help of Scripps researchers
Feb 17, 2017
Female scientist celebrating on board a ship. Photo by Melissa Miller. Photo of the Week: Celebrating Sediment
Researchers successfully deploy multi-corer aboard R/V Sally Ride
Feb 15, 2017
Research Highlight: First Nuclear Explosion Helps Test Theory of Moon’s Formation
Scripps-led study analyzed glasses found at Trinity nuclear test site
Feb 10, 2017
Scripps/UC San Diego researcher Isabel Rivera-Collazo. Faculty Profile: Isabel Rivera-Collazo Joins Scripps and UC San Diego
New joint-hire Rivera-Collazo specializes in environmental archaeology, with cross-collaborative research bridging Scripps and Department of Anthropology
Feb 09, 2017
Parrotfsh, coral, and urchin fossils found in cored coral samples. Video: Parrotfish Critical for Healthy Coral Reefs
Scripps scientists explain how the fossil record shows how important parrotfish are for controlling algae growth
Feb 09, 2017
Flooded intersection in Elk Grove, Calif. after January storms.  Photo: Florence Low/California Department of Water Resources Research Highlight: What Kind of La Niña Year Is This?
Atmospheric rivers have stolen the thunder from phenomenon that usually brings dry weather to the Southwest
Feb 09, 2017
Charles "Chip" Cox at sea Research Highlight: Analysis of an 1883 At-Sea Rescue Leads to a New Understanding of Wave Energy
Renowned oceanographer studied the use of oil as a surface wave suppressant, completing research paper shortly before his death
Feb 07, 2017
Photo of the Week: Featherweight
A spectacular specimen in the Echinoderm Tree of Life
Feb 03, 2017
Photo of the Week: Wave of Wonder
Large waves roll under Scripps Pier during last weekend's stormy weather
Jan 26, 2017
Miniature autonomous underwater explorers Research Highlight: Swarm of Underwater Robots Mimics Ocean Life
Scripps researchers collaborate on new technology study using “robotic plankton”
Jan 24, 2017
Researchers raised squid embryos like this one in conditions that simulate possible oceans of the future Research Highlight: A Story of Survival
Market squid embryo experiment suggests invertebrate has a hardiness that will come in handy in future ocean conditions
Jan 19, 2017
Researchers prepare a miniROV during expedition in search of the Ruby Seadragon Research Highlight: Researchers Capture First Glimpse of Ruby Seadragons in the Wild
Surprising anatomical features found in the newly discovered species
Jan 12, 2017
Photo of the Week: Science Diplomacy
As U.S. Science Envoy, Scripps Oceanography's Leinen promotes closer ties with Chile
Jan 12, 2017
Scripps Pier record of ocean temperature trend Voyager: How Has Climate Change Affected the Oceans at a Local Level, Particularly La Jolla Shores (San Diego, Calif.)?
Jocelyne R., 16, San Diego, Calif.
Jan 12, 2017
Students onboard a research vessel. Around the Pier: Student-led Cruise Puts R/V Sally Ride to the Test
Scripps graduate students and scientists employed ship’s state-of-the-art equipment during three-day research expedition off La Jolla
Jan 12, 2017
North Atlantic Ocean cooling scenario following collapse of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Research Highlight: Climate Model Suggests Collapse of Atlantic Circulation Is Possible
Primary circulation pattern in the Atlantic is assumed to be stable by most scientists, but new simulation suggests collapse could happen if atmospheric greenhouse gases continue to increase
Jan 10, 2017
NOAA GOES satellite imagery of atmospheric water vapor reaching California Jan. 7 In the News Now: Scripps Scientists Monitoring Massive Atmospheric River
Size of Storm Aimed at Central California Raises Flood Concerns
Jan 07, 2017
Photo of the Week: Going with the floe
Deploying floats, gathering data in the Southern Ocean
Jan 05, 2017
Photo of the Week: Depth Projection
Interactive exhibit at Birch Aquarium illustrates sonar mapping
Dec 21, 2016