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Photo: J.-P. Sylvestre Research Highlight: Scientists Find Mystery Killer Whales off Cape Horn, Chile
Expedition to find rare Type D killer whales
Mar 07, 2019
Helen Amanda Fricker. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego A Scientist’s Life: Helen Amanda Fricker
Glaciologist uses satellite data to monitor one of the most significant global warming-related changes in nature
Mar 07, 2019
Crew of NOAA Ship Ronald M. Brown deploy a CTD, an instrument that collects ocean temperature and other data Research Highlight: Deep Ocean Warming at an Accelerating Rate
Measurements made from ships and by Scripps-built robots both point to more heat uptake than expected
Mar 06, 2019
Photo of the Week: Plankton Pause
Grad student enlists citizen scientists for FjordPhyto project
Mar 06, 2019
PhD student Jennifer Le describing marine specimens to curious children Around the Pier: Scripps Students, Faculty and Alums at the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering
Stoking curiosity and removing barriers to learning are motivators for Scripps scientists to take part
Mar 06, 2019
Rendering of R/V Bob and Betty Beyster Around the Pier: New Research Vessel Bob and Betty Beyster to Arrive at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Nearshore vessel was made possible by gifts made in in honor of Science Applications International Corporation founder and his wife
Mar 05, 2019
AlertWildfire cameras on top of Santiago Peak in Orange County, Calif. during the Holy Fire in August 2018. Research Highlight: Seventy High-Tech Cameras Installed in Southern California Provide Eyes on Fire Prone Areas
ALERTWildfire cameras supported by UC San Diego improve situational awareness during wildfire events
Feb 28, 2019
Photo of the Week: Mantis Molt
A shrimp sheds its colorful skin
Feb 28, 2019
Photo of the Week: Shining Through
Sunshine outlines CalCOFI's pelagic samples
Feb 15, 2019
Scripps graduate student Ariel Pezner Scripps Student Spotlight: Ariel Pezner
Biological oceanography graduate student is studying the effects of human-induced stressors on reef-building corals
Feb 11, 2019
Hand holding sample tube in front of creek Photo of the Week: Soggy Science
Hitting the field to measure the impact of atmospheric rivers
Feb 07, 2019
Octavio Aburto-Oropeza in the field A Scientist's Life: Octavio Aburto-Oropeza
Marine ecologist studies ways to use technology to improve fisheries, considers economic value of flourishing ecosystems
Feb 06, 2019
Atmospheric river hits California. Photo: Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory / VIIRS satellite Research Highlight: New Scale to Characterize Atmospheric River Storms
Similar to scales gauging hurricane, wind, or tornado intensity, could aid flood response and water management, especially in the West
Feb 06, 2019
Photo of the Week: Have Floats, Will Travel
Student's journey includes an icy supply run
Feb 01, 2019
Ngederrak Reef, a marine protected area adjacent to the main harbor of Palau.  Photo: Travis Schramek Research Highlight: New Tool to Forecast Fishing Activity in Palau’s Waters
Novel research and prediction system has implications for large-scale monitoring, conservation, and fisheries management in Pacific island nations
Feb 01, 2019
Scripps Oceanography and University of California delegates attend the COP24 conference in Poland. Around the Pier: Bringing Science to Global Climate Talks
Large delegation of students and researchers from Scripps Oceanography and University of California participate in COP24 climate conference in Poland
Jan 24, 2019
Scripps graduate student Matthew Costa. Photo: Octavio Aburto-Oropeza Scripps Student Spotlight: Matthew Costa
Biological oceanography graduate student is studying wetlands inhabited by productive and salt-tolerant trees called mangroves
Jan 23, 2019
View of internal waves off northern coast of Trinidad seen from International Space Station. Photo: NASA Research Highlight: New Research Sheds Light on Hidden Ocean Waves Close to Shore
Measurements off Scripps Pier provide the first long-duration analysis of important, but elusive underwater waves
Jan 22, 2019
Red, yellow, and bluish coral and animals in the deep ocean. Photo of the Week: 925 Meters Down
Researchers find "fantastical" setting off Costa Rica
Jan 18, 2019
Zooglider (top) with a selection of zooplankton imagery the robot has captured. Top photo: Benjamin Whitmore Research Highlight: New Robot Can Sense Plankton Optically and Acoustically
Scripps biological and physical oceanographers collaborate to create first-of-its-kind sensing instrument
Jan 17, 2019