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Parchment tubeworm in natural light (left) and while biofluorescing. Photo courtesy of Scientific Reports Research Highlight: Blue Light Special
Researchers find clues about the unique bioluminescence of a seafloor-dwelling tubeworm
Nov 17, 2016
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer presents Scripps Director Margaret Leinen with a proclamation Oct. 28, 2016 Around the Pier: Dockside with R/V Sally Ride
Commissioning, new Birch Aquarium exhibit welcome research vessel
Nov 08, 2016
Research Highlight: New Research Uncovers Pattern in Global Flu Outbreaks
Scripps-led human health study links key environmental driver to flu outbreaks
Nov 08, 2016
Vaquita trapped in fishing net. Photo: NOAA Fisheries Research Highlight: Vaquita Illustrate the Complicated Landscape of Endangered Species Preservation
Mismanagement threatens dwindling population of small porpoise
Nov 07, 2016
Around the Pier: UC San Diego Delegation Heads to Morocco for COP22
Scripps Oceanography and UC San Diego delegates bring scientific expertise on oceans and climate to international talks
Nov 07, 2016
Photo of the Week: Diving for Data
Semmens Lab bolsters research with visuals
Nov 03, 2016
Former Scripps Director Edward A. Frieman Around the Pier: UC San Diego Receives $2.5 Million Gift to Honor Late Scripps Oceanography Director
Gift creates Edward A. Frieman Endowed Presidential Chair in Climate Sustainability
Nov 01, 2016
Indian family with clean-burning cookstove. Photo: Tanvi Mishra Research Highlight: Study Says Barrier to Widespread Use of Clean Cookstoves Surmounted
Project Surya effort to improve public health and slow pace of global warming provides rural women in India access to results-based climate financing
Oct 31, 2016
Scripps Director Margaret Leinen is flanked by Navy officials during commissioning of R/V Sally Ride, Oct. 28, 2016 Photo of the Week:
Pageantry for R/V Sally Ride
Oct 28, 2016
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Yaw/Pacific Area External Affairs Photo of the Week: Acoustic Release
Coast Guard teams up with Scripps researchers on Arctic ice monitoring
Oct 21, 2016
Veerabhadran Ramanathan. Photo: Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego Publications In the News Now: How UC Research Led to a Landmark Global Deal against Super Pollutants
Scripps research laid groundwork for binding accord
Oct 18, 2016
AMS award winners Shang-Ping Xie (left) and Lynne Talley Around the Pier: Top American Meteorological Society Honors for Two Scripps Researchers
Talley, Xie to receive Stommel, Sverdrup awards.
Oct 11, 2016
Scientists aboard the 2009 SEAPLEX voyage collected small invertebrates called vellela and the plastic bits they lived among Research Highlight: Researchers Weather Microplastic to Understand Global Marine Debris Problem
Scripps researchers bring awareness of the threat to marine life from microplastics
Oct 11, 2016
Scripps students Around the Pier: Third-Annual Symposium Highlights Student Research
Scripps graduate students presented cutting-edge research at day-long event
Oct 07, 2016
Scripps geologist Neal Driscoll taking measurements of the onshore sediment layers along the eastern edge of the Salton Sea. Research Highlight: New Fault Discovered in Earthquake-Prone Southern California Region
Scripps-led study offers new insights for hazard assessment models
Oct 06, 2016
Scientists arrive at McMurdo Station in Antarctica to study ice shelf thickness. Research Highlight: What are You Doing this (Austral) Summer?
On the eve of a new summer in Antarctica, Scripps among the world’s largest science contingents on frozen continent
Oct 06, 2016
Former Scripps graduate student Yuichiro Takeshita with BEAMS on Palmyra coral reef Research Highlight: Automated System Advances Study of Chemical ‘Pulse’ of Coral Reefs
Field study successfully tests a new tool for tracking ocean acidification
Oct 04, 2016
Jaffe Lab for Underwater Imaging, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego Photo of the Week: Yum!
When dinner is just a few microns away
Sep 26, 2016
Two women stand by a pier. Around the Pier: Scripps Alumnae Dive Deep for Conservation
Amber Jackson and Emily Callahan reimagine the future of California’s oil and gas rigs with their organization Blue Latitudes
Sep 13, 2016
Video: R/V Sally Ride Comes Home to San Diego
New vessel will be open for public tours Oct. 30
Sep 13, 2016