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Pink sea urchins on the seafloor. Photo: NOAA/Ed Bowlby Research Highlight: Tasty and Pink, Sea Urchin Species May Be a Climate-Tolerant Food Source
A hardy urchin species shows potential to relieve pressure on more vulnerable species, according to new research by California Sea Grant-funded scientists
Jan 31, 2018
Photo of the Week: Plankton Ahoy
Student helps citizen scientists gather data in Antarctic fjords
Jan 26, 2018
Low oxygen caused the death of corals and crabs in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Photo: Arcadio Castillo/Smithsonian Research Highlight: International Team of Researchers Concludes Ocean is Losing Its Breath
In Broadest View Yet of World’s Low Oxygen, Scientists Reveal Dangers and Solutions
Jan 24, 2018
James Behrens / Coastal Data Information Program Photo of the Week: Buoy on the Bay
New wave buoy gets scenic downtown San Diego view
Jan 19, 2018
Aggregation of spot-tailed grunts in the waters of Cabo Pulmo National Park. Photo: Octavio Aburto Research Highlight: New Application for Acoustics Helps Estimate Marine Life Populations
Scientists use hydroacoustics to find abundance of marine life in reserve is four times greater than in surrounding waters
Jan 16, 2018
Photo of the Week: A Colorful Christmas
PhD student Adi Khen updates vintage Scripps image
Dec 22, 2017
R/V Sally Ride at sea From the Field: Night Shift in the Santa Barbara Channel
UC Ship Funds program supports research by UC Santa Barbara students
Dec 14, 2017
Photo of the Week: Cold Hands, Warm Heart
Birch Aquarium, UC San Diego Library’s Digital Media Lab print brace for turtle
Dec 12, 2017
Researchers remotely operate a JetYak to obtain data from glaciers A Scientist’s Life: Fiamma Straneo
Physical oceanographer studies interplay between Greenland's glaciers and a warming ocean
Dec 12, 2017
Scripps MAS student Brant Chlebowski Around the Pier: Triton Innovation Challenge Awards Forward-Thinking Scientists
Innovative spirit in full swing at UC San Diego’s environmentally-focused business competition
Dec 12, 2017
Photo of the Week: Hunting for Data
Air Force C-130 “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft crews to help study atmospheric rivers
Dec 07, 2017
Students and faculty from Scripps Oceanography and the School of Global Policy and Strategy at COP23 Around the Pier: UC San Diego Helps Fill U.S. Void at International Climate Talks
Despite diminished official U.S. presence, university joined state leaders in reaffirming commitment to mitigate and adapt to climate change
Dec 01, 2017
Photo of the Week: Up, up, upwelling
Probing the skies while studying ocean processes off Southern California
Nov 30, 2017
Scripps Oceanography researcher V. Ramanathan in 2015 video "Bending the Curve" Around the Pier: New Multicampus Undergraduate Course Gets Students Involved in Climate Change Solutions
Scripps Oceanography the origin of "Bending the Curve"
Nov 27, 2017
Coral reef researchers canvas a reef on Palmyra, a coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean. Photo: Stefani Gordon. Research Highlight: Scripps Scientists Use Photomosaic Technology to Find Order in the Chaos of Coral Reefs
First results from the 100 Island Challenge
Nov 15, 2017
COP23 delegates Maya deVries (right) with Emily Kelly in Maui, Hawaii as part of the 100 Island Challenge. August 2017 From the Field: Stepping out of the lab and onto the floor of COP 23
by Maya deVries, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar Sandin Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Nov 02, 2017
Photo of the Week: Gulper eel
Marine biology undergrads sample life at sea
Nov 02, 2017
Napoleon wrasse Around the Pier: Scripps Supporters Dive into Adventure in Palau
Immersive diving and learning experience guided by Scripps scientists
Nov 01, 2017
The ability of organisms such as this fluorescing brittlestar to use radio frequencies to sense to be tested in RadioBio Research Highlight: Can Organisms Sense via Radio Frequency?
A team of UC San Diego researchers awarded grant to find out
Oct 31, 2017
Making interactions with humans safer for blue whales among others subject of two new research efforts. Photo: Eddie Kisfaludy Around the Pier: Two Research Advancements Seek to Make Ship-Whale Interactions Safer
Improvement in ship noise monitoring and initiative to spur creative solutions to whale strikes
Oct 31, 2017
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