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XBT units in a Scripps Oceanography lab Around the Pier: Thirty Years On, a Groundbreaking “Gem” Still Shines
The ocean temperature-measuring XBT may be expendable, but its data is priceless
Aug 23, 2016
Photo of the Week: Bound for San Diego
R/V Sally Ride's Captain Charts a Course
Aug 11, 2016
Mantis shrimp. Photo: Ralph Pace Research Highlight: Small but Mighty
Scripps-led research team analyzes mantis shrimp diet to understand unique body structure
Aug 11, 2016
Photo of the Week:
Coral Reef Chemistry
Aug 04, 2016
Photo of the Week: FLIP and Friends
Platform deployed to study ocean boundary layer
Jul 26, 2016
Head section of the lancelet, showing its natural fluorescence when exposed to blue light. Image: Dimitri Deheyn  Research Highlight: Nature’s Green Fluorescent Glow
Scripps researchers uncover a window into the evolutionary pathway of green fluorescent proteins
Jul 19, 2016
Gavin Newsom at Birch Aquarium Photo of the Week
Lieutenant Governor Visits Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Jul 15, 2016
Scripps graduate student Andrew Mullen positions the Benthic Underwater Microscope to study coral competition. In the News Now: Researchers Develop Novel Microscope to Study the Underwater World
Global coverage of a Scripps seafloor imaging system that captures microscopic view of a coral’s life
Jul 12, 2016
Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Research Highlight: Analysis of Satellite Data Confirms Simulated Cloud Trends
Scripps-led study confirms subtropical dry zones expanding, clouds rising in atmosphere
Jul 12, 2016
Video: "Climate Change: Strong Science, Forceful Actions, Positive Outcomes"
Acclaimed talk on the state of climate science and policy now available
Jul 07, 2016
Scripps Oceanography formally took control of R/V Sally Ride, the newest ship in the American research fleet, on July 1 Photo of the Week
It's Official
Jul 06, 2016
Photo of the Week: Situation Normal
Gear left in the ocean becomes all fouled up
Jul 01, 2016
Torrey Pines State Beach experienced some of the most extensive erosion in San Diego County during El Niño Research Highlight: Beach Replenishment Helped Protect Against Storm Erosion during El Niño
A comparison of recent and previous nourishments of San Diego beaches suggests that a larger sand grain size improved nourishment performance
Jun 27, 2016
California Maritime Academy cadet Morgan Murry during small boat operations from R/V Roger Revelle. Photo: Matthew Alford From the Field: Training Oceanographic Mariners of Tomorrow aboard R/V Roger Revelle
California Maritime Academy Cadet Describes Life on the Seas
Jun 27, 2016
Eastern Spinner dolphin – R. Pitman/NOAA Fisheries Research Highlight: Study Highlights Hidden Values of Open Ocean
Ecosystem management helped by identifying costs and benefits
Jun 27, 2016
BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge honorees Photo of the Week: Ramanathan and the Frontiers of Knowledge
Scripps climate scientist honored by Spanish BBVA Foundation
Jun 22, 2016
A new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer will be used for research in marine drug discovery at Scripps. Around the Pier: Cutting-Edge Scripps Research Facility Dedicated to Dickinson Foundation
Donors funded purchase of new instrument to be used for research in marine drug discovery
Jun 22, 2016
Photo of the Week: Bermuda Blue
Researchers recover buoy from reef-monitoring project
Jun 10, 2016
Scripps Oceanography graduate student and Frieman Prize winner Nastassia Patin Around the Pier: Scripps Student’s Work Distinguishing Bacterial Species Honored
Nastassia Patin awarded 2016 Frieman Prize
Jun 07, 2016
Scripps Oceanography researchers identified three main periods of distinct marine life composition in the oceans Research Highlight: Ocean Ecosystem Structure Stable for Tens of Millions of Years, with Occasional Rapid Changes
Researchers identify three periods of stable ecosystem in the open ocean, driven by competition from other organisms, but not climate change
Jun 07, 2016