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Photo of the Week:
A Boost for Antarctic Research
Mar 31, 2015
In the News Now: Antarctic Ice Shelves Rapidly Thinning
New study revealing accelerating losses over two decades amasses global news coverage
Mar 31, 2015
Gareth Williams Research Highlight: A World without Humans
New study examines how human activities disrupt and destroy coral reefs, leading to fresh ideas about reef conservation and management
Mar 31, 2015
It's not always like this. La Jolla Shores, March 17, 2015 Around the Pier: Region’s Winter Beaches Widest in a Decade
Lack of storm activity has left sand supplies largely intact
Mar 23, 2015
Submerged wreckage of a U.S. Navy Curtiss SB2C Helldiver aircraft. Around the Pier: Another Historic Find
Archival research and leading-edge technology lead oceanographers and not-for-profit organization to the site of a downed World War II aircraft
Mar 30, 2015
Scientists survey coral in the Line Island chain. Photo: Jim Maragos, US Fish and Wildlife Service Paradise Redefined
A journey to a coral reef chain hidden in the Central Pacific forces scientists to revisit the definition of a pristine environment
Jun 01, 2007
Mooring recovery during T-TIDE Video: T-TIDE leg 3 – Mooring recovery cruise
Scripps oceanographer Matthew Alford describes his research goals on the final leg of T-TIDE
Mar 09, 2015
Photo: Erik Jepsen Around the Pier: Robert and Allison Price Give $6 Million to Birch Aquarium
Gift to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography reflects Prices’ passion for changing way education is delivered to students from underserved areas
Mar 05, 2015
Pod of false killer whales makes rare appearance at Scripps. Photo: Michelle Robbins/NOAA Photo of the Week: False Killer Whales off Scripps Pier
False Killer Whales off Scripps Pier
Mar 04, 2015
Bottlenose Dolphin Research Highlight: The Dolphin Sentinels
Tales told in marine mammal’s blubber lead to a new library of chemicals in our ocean food web
Mar 04, 2015
Calif. DWR releases video on atmospheric river research Video: CalWater AR Research
California Department of Water Resources explains the importance of a major campaign to understand precipitation
Mar 02, 2015
Giant Seabass. Photo: Octavio Aburto Research Highlight: Local Survey Shows More Than Half of All California Fish Species Can Be Found in La Jolla
From archived specimens and present-day surveys, researchers find that La Jolla kelp forest, submarine canyons, and surroundings contain surprising diversity in small region
Mar 02, 2015
Around the Pier: A ‘Bittersweet’ Send-off for Scripps Research Vessel
After 46 years, R/V Melville is retired with recollections and a rare public open house of Scripps fleet’s largest ship
Mar 02, 2015
Around the Pier: Pioneering Scripps Oceanography Geochemist to Receive Top Field Honor
A scientist whose work revolutionized the understanding of fluids in the dynamics of Earth’s crust to receive V.M. Goldschmidt Award
Mar 02, 2015
A sea lion on the beach south of Scripps Pier Photo of the Week
Beached Sea Lion
Feb 26, 2015
Video: When Science and Sea Shanties Meet
A new music video from scientists studying the ocean's giant internal waves
Feb 18, 2015
NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft, or DSCOVR, tops rocket set to lift off today. Photo: NASA/Kim Shiflett Research Highlight: Satellite with Scripps-Designed Earth-Observing Science Payload Set for Launch
DSCOVR will take a non-stop look at sunlit side of Earth
Feb 10, 2015
Video: T-TIDE Internal Wave Study is Shakin' a Leg
First Leg of NSF-Sponsored Campaign Concludes
Feb 10, 2015
Fuselage-mounted meteorological probe on CalWater 2015 aircraft. Wing-mounted cloud microphysics instruments are in background. Research Highlight: The Most Studied Atmospheric River in History
A “make-or-break” weather phenomenon brings Scripps Oceanography scientists together with several agencies for campaign of unprecedented scope
Feb 10, 2015
A stand-up paddleboarder in the water at sunset Around the Pier: Standing Up for Science
Scripps grad student Phil Bresnahan combines love for outdoor recreation and science through outreach program
Feb 10, 2015