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The Dalai Lama accepts a gift from Scripps Oceanography scientists Walter Munk and V. Ramanathan on his 80th birthday Photo of the Week
Dalai Lama meets Sirsoe dalailamai
Jul 17, 2015
A fin whale off Southern California. Photo taken under NMFS Permit No. 727-1915. Research Highlight: A Tale of Two Whales
Scripps-led study used acoustic data to provide the first detailed view of calling blue and fin whale distribution in the waters off Southern California
Jul 09, 2015
Marcia McNutt at Scripps Day 2010 Around the Pier: Scripps/UC San Diego Alumna Nominated to Lead National Academy of Sciences
Marcia McNutt offers a wealth of research and leadership experience to distinguished advisory organization
Jul 08, 2015
Photo credit: NASA Research Highlight: Sea Currents and Wind Patterns in the Pacific Ocean Linked to Climate Change
Changes affect marine ecology and precipitation
Jul 08, 2015
A student accepts an award. Around the Pier: Scripps Graduate Student Honored for Research Excellence
Hao Ye selected as 20th recipient of the annual Frieman Prize, a Scripps-given honor
Jul 08, 2015
Paleobiologist Richard Norris with a sediment core from the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K/Pg) boundary Research Highlight: 'Age of Fishes' Began When Dinosaurs Went Away
The mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs gave rise to the modern diversity of fishes
Jul 06, 2015
Elegant terns cast a maze of shadows at South Bay Salt Works in Chula Vista, Calif. Photo: Octavio Aburto Photo of the Week
Maze of Shadows
Jul 02, 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