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A Scientist’s Life: Kathy Barbeau
Marine chemist searches for exceedingly rare but vital elements that drive life in the oceans
Sep 30, 2019
Tasiilaq, Greenland, during a record hot July 2019.  Photo: James Holte Summer Broke Arctic Temperature Records. Here’s What Scripps Researchers Who Lived It Had to Say.
Scripps scientists say they need long-term data to understand true Arctic climate trends
Sep 30, 2019
Photo of the Week: Welcome to Space
Scripps alumna Jessica Meir arrives at International Space Station
Sep 26, 2019
Scripps Oceanography graduate student Grant Batzel. Scripps Student Spotlight: Grant Batzel
A passionate PhD student who makes the most out of his time at Scripps to study the slipper snail and become a well-rounded scientist
Sep 25, 2019
A coral reef in the Central Pacific. PC: Mike Fox Scientists Find that Corals Rely More on Hunting than Previously Thought
New findings could help scientists predict the fate of coral reefs
Sep 24, 2019
Photo of the Week: Godspeed, Jessica Meir
Scripps alumna blasts off for ISS Sept. 25
Sep 20, 2019
Photo of the Week: Going SOLO
Lab prepares flock of Argo floats for deployment
Sep 13, 2019
Scientists Discover New Method of Communication in Crabs
Ghost crabs use structure in their stomach to communicate when agitated
Sep 11, 2019
SURF Program 2019: Student Profiles
The 2019 SURF Fellows spent a summer conducting research at Scripps Oceanography and gaining important insight on careers in science
Sep 09, 2019
A gray wahle breaching. Photo: Alisa Schulman-Janiger Research Highlight: Scientists Find Key Changes in Gray Whale Migration Routes off Southern California
Increasing numbers of gray whales migrating closer to shore could put whales at risk for ship strikes, entanglements, and pollution
Sep 05, 2019
Photo of the Week: Beam Team
Scripps team uses sensor-laden drone to measure coastal erosion
Sep 05, 2019
Olive Rockfish (Sebastes serranoides) caught and released as part of the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program Research Highlight: Early Results Suggest California Marine Protected Areas are a Success
Seven years after completion of network, rebounds of certain species seen
Sep 05, 2019
Seen under the microscope, varied bits of plastic begin to accumulate in sediment after World War II Research Highlight: Explosion in Plastic Pollution Post-World War II in Marine Sediments
Surge in microplastics could serve as marker for “the Great Acceleration”
Sep 04, 2019
Photo of the Week: Wave Riders
Microbes churn during project to investigate how pollution interacts with sea spray aerosols
Aug 30, 2019
2019 fellows at the SURF research symposium. Around the Pier: SURF Program Fosters Network of Support for Students to Continue to Graduate School
explorations now conducted a Q&A with 2019 SURF participants on how the program has supported their path to graduate school
Aug 29, 2019
Master's student Jessica Sportelli on a Zodiac in the Churchill River in Canada. Scripps Student Spotlight: Jessica Sportelli
Marine biology master’s student is studying whale acoustics to identify why killer whales are migrating to new places
Aug 27, 2019
Photo of the Week: Getting to the Bottom of Things
Researchers test out technology aboard R/V Beyster
Aug 22, 2019
Beneath a placid surface, an internal tsunami was rolling through this Mexican lake when this photo was taken Research Highlight: Internal Tsunamis Can Alter Bodies of Water Profoundly
Underwater landslides cause long-range displacement of sediment and large-scale current alteration
Aug 15, 2019
CAICE Director Kim Prather and fellow researchers work on the SeaSCAPE experiment. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Research Highlight: Scientists Bring the Ocean into the Lab to Study Human Impacts on the Ocean and Climate
Interdisciplinary SeaSCAPE project utilizes large wave tank to look at how human pollution is affecting the ability of ocean biology to control clouds and climate
Aug 08, 2019
Photo of the Week: Miracle on Ice
Swedish icebreaker alters course to retrieve acoustic recording package
Aug 02, 2019