Research Highlights

News on research being conducted by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Research Highlight: Scripps Delivers Science to James Cameron’s Historic Dive into the Abyss
Upcoming ‘Deepsea Challenge’ dives to further explore the deepest sea
Mar 28, 2012
Research Highlight: Massive Fish Spawning Migration Comes into Focus
Scientists, fishermen, and locals collaborate to study and protect a fragile breeding site in Baja
Feb 24, 2012
Massive Fish Spawning Migration Comes into Focus
Scientists, fishermen, and locals collaborate to study and protect a fragile breeding site in Baja
Feb 23, 2012
Research Highlight: The Story Behind Hitchcock’s Crazed ‘Birds’
Oceanographic collection and 60-year marine monitoring program keys to new report on out-of-control birds
Feb 02, 2012
The Story Behind Hitchcock’s Crazed ‘Birds’
Oceanographic collection and 60-year marine monitoring program keys to new report on out-of-control birds
Feb 01, 2012
Research Highlight: Addressing Climate Change With Off-the-Shelf Tools
International team builds on black carbon research by Scripps scientist to identify ways to diminish atmospheric warming, save lives and improve crop yields
Jan 27, 2012
Research Highlight: Curing Disease with a Nice Hot Bath

Dec 20, 2011
Research Highlight: Report: Geoengineering Plans Must Account for Ecosystem Impacts
As geoengineering planning becomes widespread, researchers note that little thought has been given to its potential effects on ecosystems
Dec 08, 2011
Report: Geoengineering Plans Must Account for Ecosystem Impacts
As geoengineering planning becomes widespread, researchers note that little thought has been given to its potential effects on ecosystems
Dec 07, 2011
Checking the Planet’s Respiration Rate
Global photosynthesis rate revised upward in Scripps-led study
Nov 22, 2011
Research Highlight: Checking the Planet’s Respiration Rate
Global photosynthesis rate revised upward in Scripps-led study
Nov 20, 2011
Scientists ID Giant Amoebas in the Extreme Deep
Voyage to Mariana Trench reveals mysterious life forms
Nov 08, 2011
Research Highlight: Scientists ID Giant Amoebas in the Extreme Deep Research Highlight: Scientists ID Giant Amoebas in the Extreme Deep
Voyage to Mariana Trench reveals mysterious life forms
Nov 08, 2011
Beach Water Pollution Brought into the Light
Novel testing method could dramatically accelerate contaminant detection Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
Oct 07, 2011
A Mediterranean Window into Acidification’s Future
In separate projects, Scripps researchers witness the effects of high CO2 levels on marine life
Sep 13, 2011
Bacteria ID’d as Coral Killer
Coral ‘doctors’ apply antibiotics to knock out deadly disease
Aug 24, 2011
A nocturnal storm similar to those that form in the lee of the Rocky Mountains An Imperfect Storm

Jul 21, 2011
Finning Landing Sharks in the Soup
DNA study informs legislators by divulging species consumed in controversial dish
Jul 21, 2011
Research Highlight: Grape Expectations Research Highlight: Grape Expectations
Historical warming trends in Napa Valley may not be as large as initially thought, but significant nonetheless.
Jun 30, 2011
Emperors of Diving
Scripps student helps discover factors behind emperor penguin’s uncanny diving abilities
Jun 22, 2011