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Photo of the Week: Going SOLO
Lab prepares flock of Argo floats for deployment
Sep 13, 2019
A gray wahle breaching. Photo: Alisa Schulman-Janiger Research Highlight: Scientists Find Key Changes in Gray Whale Migration Routes off Southern California
Increasing numbers of gray whales migrating closer to shore could put whales at risk for ship strikes, entanglements, and pollution
Sep 05, 2019
Photo of the Week: Beam Team
Scripps team uses sensor-laden drone to measure coastal erosion
Sep 05, 2019
Olive Rockfish (Sebastes serranoides) caught and released as part of the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program Research Highlight: Early Results Suggest California Marine Protected Areas are a Success
Seven years after completion of network, rebounds of certain species seen
Sep 05, 2019
Seen under the microscope, varied bits of plastic begin to accumulate in sediment after World War II Research Highlight: Explosion in Plastic Pollution Post-World War II in Marine Sediments
Surge in microplastics could serve as marker for “the Great Acceleration”
Sep 04, 2019
Photo of the Week: Wave Riders
Microbes churn during project to investigate how pollution interacts with sea spray aerosols
Aug 30, 2019
2019 fellows at the SURF research symposium. Around the Pier: SURF Program Fosters Network of Support for Students to Continue to Graduate School
explorations now conducted a Q&A with 2019 SURF participants on how the program has supported their path to graduate school
Aug 29, 2019
Master's student Jessica Sportelli on a Zodiac in the Churchill River in Canada. Scripps Student Spotlight: Jessica Sportelli
Marine biology master’s student is studying whale acoustics to identify why killer whales are migrating to new places
Aug 27, 2019
Photo of the Week: Getting to the Bottom of Things
Researchers test out technology aboard R/V Beyster
Aug 22, 2019
Beneath a placid surface, an internal tsunami was rolling through this Mexican lake when this photo was taken Research Highlight: Internal Tsunamis Can Alter Bodies of Water Profoundly
Underwater landslides cause long-range displacement of sediment and large-scale current alteration
Aug 15, 2019
CAICE Director Kim Prather and fellow researchers work on the SeaSCAPE experiment. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Research Highlight: Scientists Bring the Ocean into the Lab to Study Human Impacts on the Ocean and Climate
Interdisciplinary SeaSCAPE project utilizes large wave tank to look at how human pollution is affecting the ability of ocean biology to control clouds and climate
Aug 08, 2019
Photo of the Week: Miracle on Ice
Swedish icebreaker alters course to retrieve acoustic recording package
Aug 02, 2019
The 2017 Thomas Fire. Photo: istockphoto/Carsten Schertzer Research Highlight: Study Bolsters Case that Climate Change is Driving California Wildfires
Connection seen to fivefold jump in area burned
Aug 02, 2019
Drake Singleton examines the surface rupture of the recent 7.1-magnitude earthquake near Ridgecrest, Calif. Photo: Nick Lau Scripps Student Spotlight: Drake Singleton
Geophysics graduate student conducts research to understand earthquakes and active faults in Southern California
Jul 30, 2019
Photo of the Week: Ridgecrest Rupture
Scripps researchers study effects of 7.1-magnitude shaker
Jul 26, 2019
Arctic winter sea ice extent, with multi-year ice in bright white, in 1980 (left) and 2012. Image: NASA Sci. Vis. Studio Research Highlight: Loss of Arctic's Reflective Sea Ice Will Advance Global Warming by 25 Years
Fast mitigation may still avoid complete loss of sea ice
Jul 22, 2019
Photo of the Week: Surveying into the Sunset
Scripps field group tracks beach erosion, sand movement
Jul 19, 2019
Water flows through Oroville Dam spillway, April 2019. Photo: Calif. Dept. of Water Resources Research Highlight: Atmospheric Rivers to Become Even More Dominant Source of California Water
Research projects atmospheric rivers will strengthen, bringing greater proportion of annual precipitation
Jul 11, 2019
Photo of the Week: Shark Tagging
Tracking sharks along the Southern California coast
Jul 11, 2019
A Scientist’s Life: Art Miller
Climate scientist works to understand linkages between oceans and the atmosphere and to inspire the next generation of scientists while preserving the past
Jul 10, 2019
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