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Photo of the Week: Lander Wrangling
Bartlett Lab tests equipment for collecting deep-sea microbes
Aug 02, 2018
News media members film seawater temperature measurements at Scripps Pier, Aug. 2, 2018 Research Highlight: Highest-Ever Seawater Temperature Recorded at Scripps Pier
Sea surface reading of 25.9℃ (78.6 ℉) highest in 102 years of measurements
Aug 02, 2018
Scripps meteorologist with Air Force personnel aboard "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego A Scientist’s Life: Marty Ralph
Meteorologist pioneered study of atmospheric rivers impacting the western U.S.
Aug 01, 2018
March 2017 event in Manzanita Canyon drew nearly 1,000 4th graders to restore habitat. Photo: Ocean Discovery Institute Around the Pier: San Diego Canyon Restoration Helps a Community Prepare for Climate Risks
Removal of trash, invasive plant species improves ecology in a strip of nature surrounded by city
Jul 31, 2018
School of sardines Research Highlight: Modeling Technique Could Aid Estimates of Fish Populations
How many juvenile fish become adults in certain fisheries may be more predictable than previously thought
Jul 30, 2018
Scripps researchers Angela Zoumplis, Bethany Kolody, Ben Frable and "More Science in your Fiction" panel. Photo: Karen Martin Around the Pier: Scripps Scientists Bring the Science to Science Fiction at Comic-Con
“More Science in Your Fiction” panel explored the real science found in pop culture science fiction
Jul 30, 2018
Photo of the Week: Bound for the Bottom
Seafloor sensors await deployment aboard R/V Roger Revelle
Jul 27, 2018
Photo of the Week: Ladder to the Sea
Path to scientific diving course starts at Scripps PIer
Jul 13, 2018
Researchers gather sediment cores from Beaufort Sea during 2013 fieldwork. Photo: Lloyd Keigwin/WHOI Research Highlight: Evidence of Ancient Abrupt Climate Change Found in Arctic
Sought for decades, the physical traces of a profound climate feedback event are located
Jul 09, 2018
Photo of the Week: A Certain Sensor
SCOOBY research group sets up gear on Taiwanese reef
Jul 06, 2018
Garfield Kwan Around the Pier: Ocean Science Gets Its Own Comic Book
Fishes, crustaceans, and worms become comic book stars in 'Squidtoons: Exploring Ocean Science with Comics'
Jun 29, 2018
Dolphins swim through oil-tainted waters in Gulf of Mexico in 2010 following Deepwater Horizon spill. Photo: NOAA Research Highlight: Using Artificial Intelligence to Understand Deepwater Horizon’s Effects on Dolphins
Scripps researcher creates algorithm to sort through communications among Gulf of Mexico dolphins
Jun 27, 2018
Photo of the Week: Drift Compatible
R/V Sally Ride recovers boat abandoned in trans-Pacific race
Jun 22, 2018
A juvenile manta swims at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Photo: G.P. Schmahl / FGBNMS Research Highlight: Scripps Graduate Student Discovers World’s First Known Manta Ray Nursery
A research team led by PhD candidate Joshua Stewart identifies a manta ray nursery in the Gulf of Mexico
Jun 20, 2018
Giant clam, Tridacna crocea, burrows into rock made by tropical reef corals. Photo: James Fatherree Photo of the Week: Caustic Relationship
Researchers discover how giant clams burrow into coral
Jun 14, 2018
Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis, a colorful red, orange, yellow, and blue fish Photo of the Week: Distinctly Colorful
Scripps researcher helps confirm new fairy wrasse species
Jun 07, 2018
The Mauna Loa Observatory. Photo: Forrest M. Mims III In the News Now: Another Climate Milestone Falls at Mauna Loa Observatory
Peak carbon dioxide levels surpass 411 parts per million for May
Jun 07, 2018
UC San Diego graduate students Around the Pier: Reaching New Heights
Scripps-led Rosa Parks Tutoring Program educates youth in City Heights
Jun 07, 2018
A Scientist's Life: Jennifer Smith
Technology is changing how scientists study coral reefs
Jun 06, 2018
Photo of the Week: Hey, That's A Mooring
Buoy maintenance has its ups and downs
Jun 01, 2018