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Scripps Student Spotlight: Susheel Adusumilli
Geophysics PhD student pursuing research of ice-ocean interactions makes a positive difference with his conversations and projects on climate change
Jul 09, 2020
R/V Roger Revelle off La Jolla, July 7. Photo: Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego Publications R/V Roger Revelle Returns
Vessel makes whistle stop at Scripps Oceanography on return to San Diego
Jul 09, 2020
Saharan dust makes its way across the Atlantic Ocean. Photo: NOAA Air Pollution’s Connection to Infant Mortality
New study reveals air pollution, even from natural sources, has critical impacts on child health
Jul 01, 2020
Members of a CCE-LTER cruise departing July 1 serenade each other during quarantine. Photo: Laura Lilly Scripps Oceanography Research Cruises Resume – With Limitations
Scientists deal with substantial procedural changes to ensure safety during COVID-19
Jun 29, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Vanessa ZoBell
PhD student fascinated by the intelligence and mystery of whales studies ship noise impacts on baleen whales in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Jun 24, 2020
Blue whale fluke. PC: Angela Szesciorka Blue Whales Are Arriving in Southern California Earlier and Earlier
Scientists find that blue whales are timing their migration around the previous year’s krill abundance
Jun 17, 2020
From left, new PhDs Sara Rivera, Osinachi Ajoku, Alyssa Griffin, Matthew Costa, Kara Voss, and Garfield Kwan What's Next for Scripps' New PhDs?
A cross-section of new doctorate holders share their plans
Jun 12, 2020
A student works at a laptop in front of a window with a view of a cliff. Students Poised to Tackle Environmental Challenges in ‘Hacking for the Oceans’ Course
New course offering led by Scripps Oceanography enables students to develop solutions to real-world problems facing the ocean
Jun 04, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Maya Becker
Geophysics PhD student fascinated by ice-shelf mass change pursues research in glaciology
May 27, 2020
Sea skater dodges water downpour. Reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution License​ 4.0 @ Mafadik et al. 2020​. “It is Practically Hovering on Air”
High-speed footage provides never-before-seen look at tiny insect that can survive life on high seas
May 26, 2020
Scripps Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Ward
MAS MBC alumna harnesses her science communication skills and passion for sharing Earth’s stories as a video producer for NASA
May 21, 2020
Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility is now available as an open-access book New Open-Access Book Casts Climate Change as a Public Health Crisis
Contributors to text co-edited by UC San Diego researchers range from Nobel Prize laureates to Pope Francis
May 14, 2020
Photo of the Week: Blue Streak
Photographer captures light in the sea and sky
May 07, 2020
A researcher tends to corals in a Birch Aquarium at Scripps exhibit. Birch Aquarium Staff Keeping 6,000 Fish, Invertebrates Healthy During Closure to Public
Shy fishes emerge, sociable octopus given more games to play
May 07, 2020
Shane Clark of the Keeling lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography collects an air sample at the end of Scripps Pier. Coronavirus Global Slowdown Is Cleaning the Skies. How Long Will It Last?
Scripps Oceanography climate scientists ponder what episode tells us about global warming
May 06, 2020
A young woman hikes near mountains. Scripps Student Spotlight: Sawyer Brand
Scripps undergraduate student fascinated by the dynamic wonders of the ocean and atmosphere delves into research with Argo floats
May 04, 2020
The Thwaites Ice Shelf as captured by NASA's Operation IceBridge. Credit: NASA / James Yungel First Results from NASA’s ICESat-2 Mission Map 16 Years of Melting Ice Sheets
Team of scientists finds massive ice loss in West Antarctica
Apr 30, 2020
Distinguished Professor Kimberly Prather (center) among newly elected NAS members Five UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences
CAICE founding director among new members
Apr 29, 2020
Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen Four from UC San Diego Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen among the 2020 class
Apr 24, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Karen Gutierrez
Scripps graduate student inspired by geosciences, history, and anthropology to pursue research in paleoclimatology
Apr 23, 2020