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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
Clingfish biology inspires better suction cup
New devices can hold up to hundreds of times their own weight
Oct 22, 2019
Ken Melville: 1946-2019 Obituary Notice: Ken Melville, 1946-2019
Physical oceanographer and former Scripps deputy director revolutionized study of waves, air-sea interaction
Oct 21, 2019
Sarah Aarons, Julia Diaz, Dovi Kacev, and Amina Schartup Four New Faculty Members Join Scripps Oceanography
Scripps welcomes Sarah Aarons, Julia Diaz, Dovi Kacev, and Amina Schartup to its academic ranks
Oct 16, 2019
Biological oceanographer Lisa Levin describes deep-sea organisms to students during a recent field course. Photo: Cody Gallo Taking the Heat
Scripps researcher contributes to major international report showing dangerous consequences of a warming ocean
Oct 15, 2019
New Climate Change Studies Minor Prepares Future Leaders
Solutions-based curriculum equips students to be next climate action heavyweights
Oct 10, 2019
Ancient Whale Named After Scripps Oceanography Father and Son Scientists
Richard and Ken Norris honored with Norrisanima miocaena
Oct 08, 2019
Biological oceanographer Mark Ohman and student Stephanie Sommer sort copepods during CCE-LTER cruise this summer Research Provides New Insight into Roles of Plankton in Marine Carbon Storage
Scripps-based ecological research program finds clues on how carbon gets stored in oceans
Oct 03, 2019
Photo of the Week: Above Deck
Archaeology team gets training on using Scripps's new coastal vessel
Oct 03, 2019
Scripps alumna and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications From the Sea to the Stars
Scripps Oceanography alumna Jessica Meir, PhD ‘09, launches to the International Space Station, fulfilling a lifelong dream
Oct 03, 2019
Ship crewmembers deploy a CTD rosette, a staple measurement method in CalCOFI cruises. Photo: Natalya Gallo On Board for the 70th Anniversary of an Iconic Science Program
Incoming Scripps student Amanda Leu experiences an observation program begun just after World War II
Sep 30, 2019
A Scientist’s Life: Kathy Barbeau
Marine chemist searches for exceedingly rare but vital elements that drive life in the oceans
Sep 30, 2019
Tasiilaq, Greenland, during a record hot July 2019.  Photo: James Holte Summer Broke Arctic Temperature Records. Here’s What Scripps Researchers Who Lived It Had to Say.
Scripps scientists say they need long-term data to understand true Arctic climate trends
Sep 30, 2019
Photo of the Week: Welcome to Space
Scripps alumna Jessica Meir arrives at International Space Station
Sep 26, 2019
Scripps Oceanography graduate student Grant Batzel. Scripps Student Spotlight: Grant Batzel
A passionate PhD student who makes the most out of his time at Scripps to study the slipper snail and become a well-rounded scientist
Sep 25, 2019