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Photo of the Week: Cetacean Signal
Acoustic Ecology Lab works to improve whale presence prediction
Jul 13, 2017
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Scripps scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan. Around the Pier: Meeting of the Minds
Scripps leadership and scientists meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to discuss climate change, global concerns
Jul 06, 2017
Photo of the Week: Squad Goals
100 Island Challenge team befriends a frogfish
Jul 05, 2017
A mother and calf Cuvier's beaked whale are spotted off Guadalupe Island. Photo: Jennifer Trickey From the Field: Scripps Oceanography, INECC, and Sea Shepherd Study Elusive Cuvier’s Beaked Whale
Remote Mexican island is a hotspot for the rarely sighted species
Jul 03, 2017
Turf algae coats the surface of a coral reef section near Moorea, French Polynesia. Photo: Maggie D. Johnson Photo of the Week: Coral Turfed Out
Turf algae may come to dominate reefs if climate trends continue
Jun 30, 2017
Scripps physical oceanographer Nick Pizzo Research Highlight: A Wave’s “Sweet Spot” Revealed
Scripps researcher studies waves to help better forecast weather and climate
Jun 29, 2017
Number of days in Jan. 2016 surface melt was detected from passive microwave satellite observations. Image: Julien Nicolas/OSU Research Highlight: Scientists Report Large-Scale Melting Event in Antarctica during 2015-16 El Niño
Surface of ice sheet twice the size of California melted in one summer in what could become a regular occurrence
Jun 29, 2017
Red and blue research vessel sitting in drydock Photo of the Week: All Decked Out
R/V Sally Ride sports a new coat of paint
Jun 23, 2017
A "film" drop (red) and "jet" drop (blue) from bursting bubble filmed 8 milliseconds apart. Photo illustration: Dale Stokes Research Highlight: Breakthrough Finding in Sea Spray Particle Chemistry
Sea spray aerosols that seed clouds over three-fourths of the earth are formed by “film” or “jet” droplets
Jun 19, 2017
A Scientist’s Life: Tarik Benmarhnia
Climate change epidemiologist considers human health hazards
Jun 13, 2017
Octopus on ocean floor touches robotic arm Photo of the Week: High Five at 500 Fathoms
Deep-sea octopus greets submersible Alvin
Jun 08, 2017
Two young students work with clay. Around the Pier: Summer Programs at Sally Ride Science Designed to Inspire Youth
Scripps Oceanography researchers and grad students will serve as instructors, mentors for summer classes
Jun 08, 2017
The surfboard-mounted science instrument Smartfin. Photo: Kat Hammond Around the Pier: Scripps Scientists Help Create and Distribute a “Smartfin” that Turns Surfers into Citizen Scientists
“If we get these fins in the hands of surfers, they will gather data all over the world”
Jun 07, 2017
A boat and divers in the water. Around the Pier: Indiana Jones Meets the Sea
UC San Diego launches Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology to study influence of marine environments on ancient societies
Jun 07, 2017
Photo of the Week: Props to You
R/V Sally Ride gets some upgrades
Jun 02, 2017
Xenoturbella churro, a top 10 new species for 2017 discovered by Scripps researchers Around the Pier: Churro-Like Marine Worm Discovered by Scripps Scientists Is One of the ‘Top 10 Species of 2017’
Second year in a row a Scripps discovery makes the list
May 30, 2017
Gun turret of sunken World War II B-25 off Papua New Guinea Research Highlight: Two Missing World War II B-25 Bombers Documented off Papua New Guinea
Latest discovery follows successful identification and documentation of five missing World War II aircraft in 2016
May 23, 2017
Photo of the Week: Bending the Curve
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom highlights UC's carbon neutrality plan
May 17, 2017
Video: Loss of Reef Urchins
Scripps scientists describe how overfishing set off damaging chain reaction in Caribbean coral reefs
May 11, 2017
Maria Vernet A Scientist’s Life: Maria Vernet
Phytoplankton ecologist studies key members of ocean food webs
May 11, 2017
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