explorations stories

A robot inspired by eels in a Birch Aquarium at Scripps tank. It is meant to be as non-invasive to natural habitats as possible. Research Highlight: Transparent Eel-like Soft Robot Can Swim Silently Underwater
Scripps researcher bases optical properties of robot on those of eel larvae
May 01, 2018
Satellite view of the Baltic Sea on July 8, 2005 showing surface accumulations of cyanobacteria Research Highlight: See You in Three Years
Researchers find that toxic blooms of cyanobacteria happen at regular intervals in the Baltic Sea. Why they are so regular is anyone’s guess.
Apr 30, 2018
Photo of the Week: Beach Teach
Undergrads learn about the geologic record from La Jolla shore and cliffs
Apr 27, 2018
Scripps CO2 Group Director Ralph Keeling in the lab Video: How Scientists Measure Carbon Dioxide in the Air
A 60th anniversary tour of the process behind the Keeling Curve
Apr 23, 2018
Photo of the Week: Twice as Nice
Sun shines through sampling nets off California coast
Apr 20, 2018
Brice Semmens (right) participates in a Google Hangout at a grouper spawning aggregation site. Photo: Joshua Stewart Research Highlight: Grouper Moon Project Uses Scripps Science to Revive a Caribbean Fish
The Nassau Grouper is in the midst of a comeback thanks to conservation and technology
Apr 05, 2018
The marine worm Trilobodrilus ellenscrippsae is named for Scripps' founding benefactor Around the Pier: Species Named for Scripps Founding Benefactor
Researchers select Ellen Browning Scripps as namesake of annelid found on La Jolla Shores
Apr 04, 2018
SXSW panelists Around the Pier: Scripps Oceanography Leads Coral Tech Panel at SXSW
Interactive SXSW panel highlighted innovative technology used to study coral reefs
Apr 02, 2018
Photo of the Week: Nearby Nudibranch
Grad student photographs colorful mollusc under Scripps Pier
Mar 29, 2018
Scripps alumnae Tegan Blaine, Cody Hooven, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, and Jill Weinberger Around the Pier: Q&A with Four Scripps Alumnae in STEM Careers
During women's history month, conversations with four alumnae continuing the mission of Scripps Oceanography in their professions
Mar 29, 2018
Photo of the Week: Science on Sleds
Stranded students and instructors do research with dogsleds, pointy sticks
Mar 16, 2018
 New study shows ability of plankton like these diatoms to acquire iron is sensitive to ocean acidification Research Highlight: Key Biological Mechanism is Disrupted by Ocean Acidification
Inability of phytoplankton to acquire iron imperils marine ecosystems
Mar 14, 2018
Jane Willenbring in the field in Antarctica A Scientist’s Life: Jane Willenbring
Geologist studies 'the science of scenery'
Mar 08, 2018
Scripps researcher Tyler Cyronak and test chambers in a study of ocean acidification effects on coral reef sediments in Bermuda Research Highlight: Acid Ocean Poses Increased Reef Loss Risk
International team projects effect of diminishing supply of key building element
Mar 05, 2018
An amphipod collected by DOV Audacia from more than 8,000 meters (26,200 feet) deep off Chile Photo of the Week: Deep Dive Find
Lander developed by longtime Scripps engineer dives to record depth off Chile; collects marine life
Mar 02, 2018
The shadow of National Center for Atmospheric Research aircraft on Southern Ocean clouds. Photo: Bryan Rainwater/Colorado Univ. Research Highlight: ­­Scripps Joins Mission to Understand a Major Southern Ocean Climate Influence
The world’s most pristine clouds happen to be in the place with the world’s roughest weather
Mar 01, 2018
Charles David Keeling and his namesake Keeling Curve Around the Pier: New Keeling Curve Prize Inspired by Scripps Research Icon
Strategies sought to mitigate greenhouse gases
Feb 08, 2018
Magnetic loops gyrate above the sun, March 23-24, 2017. Photo: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory Research Highlight: Reduced Energy from the Sun Might Occur by Mid-Century. Now Scientists Know by How Much.
UC San Diego scientists review satellite observations of nearby Sun-like stars to estimate the strength of the next “grand minimum” period of diminished UV radiation
Feb 05, 2018
Photo of the Week: Super Blue Blood Moon
Rare spectacle at Scripps Pier
Feb 02, 2018
POGO-19 attendees gather at Scripps Seaside Forum lawn Around the Pier: Top Ocean Research Organizations Develop Unified Voice at Scripps Meeting
Global research organization seeks to leverage technological advances to promote ocean protection
Feb 01, 2018
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