Voyager for Kids

Science questions from kids of all ages are answered by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, scientists. Ask one yourself here for a chance to win a Scripps t-shirt!

Voyager: What is a narwhal’s tusk used for?
– Marina V., 9, Solvang, Calif.
May 20, 2012
Voyager: Why is the Ocean Blue?
— Siena N., 5, San Diego, Calif.
Feb 16, 2012
Voyager: In looking at a world map showing ocean surface currents, it appears that with very few exceptions, currents do not cross the equator. Why is this?
-- Submitted by Chris W., 15, Beaverton, Ore.
Jan 31, 2012
Voyager: Why Don’t Ocean Surface Currents Cross the Equator?
– Chris W., 15, Beaverton, Ore.
Jan 31, 2012
Voyager: What is the biggest jellyfish?
--Submitted by Owen H., 6, Fairbanks, Alaska
Dec 16, 2011
Voyager: What is the biggest jellyfish?
Q: What is the biggest jellyfish?
Dec 14, 2011
Voyager: What materials cause the highest level of pollution in water ecosystems? Voyager: What materials cause the highest level of pollution in water ecosystems?
Q. What materials cause the highest level of pollution in water ecosystems? Once this pollution exists, how can it be removed?
Nov 09, 2011
Voyager: What materials cause the highest level of pollution in water ecosystems? Once this pollution exists, how can it be removed?
-Submitted by Kody S., 16, Minster, Ohio
Nov 08, 2011
Voyager: Does bioluminescence occur in just one color, or are there different colors? If so, how are the different colors produced?
--Submitted by Sara W., 17, Albuquerque, N.M.
Oct 04, 2011
Voyager: At what level of hydrogen ion concentration in the ocean will the coral reefs and other calcifiers begin to show signs of dissolution?
Submitted by Mackenzie B., 12, Key West, Fla.
Aug 31, 2011
Voyager: When Will Ocean Acidifiction Begin to Dissolve Coral and Other Calcifiers? Voyager: When Will Ocean Acidification Begin to Dissolve Coral and Other Calcifiers?

Aug 31, 2011
Voyager: Some animals live deep in the ocean at great depths and pressure. How do you study them? Won't they die when you remove them from their native environment?
-- Submitted by Bryce K., 11, San Diego, Calif.
Aug 01, 2011
Voyager: How Do You Study Deep-Sea Animals? Voyager: How Do You Study Deep-Sea Animals?
Q. Some animals live deep in the ocean at great depths and pressure. How do you study them? Won’t they die when you remove them from their native environment?
Aug 01, 2011
Voyager: Why is the Earth Round? Voyager: Why is the Earth Round?
Q. If massive boulders came together to form the earth, wouldn’t the planet appear from space as a big bunch of chunks? Why does it appear so smooth?
Jul 28, 2011
Voyager: If massive boulders came together to form the earth, wouldn't it appear from space as a big bunch of chunks? Why does it appear so smooth?
Submitted by Frank D., 13, San Diego, Calif.
Jul 26, 2011
Voyager: How fast and far do waves travel?
--How fast and far do waves travel?
Jun 28, 2011
Voyager: Why do we have red tides?
-- Submitted by Maddy K., 16, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Jun 13, 2011
Voyager: Can volcanoes next to each other erupt simultaneously?
-- Submitted by Julia B., 17, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Jun 11, 2011
Voyager: Can Volcanoes Next to Each Other Erupt Simultaneously? Voyager: Can Volcanoes Next to Each Other Erupt Simultaneously?

Jun 10, 2011
Voyager: Will the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cause Mutations? Voyager: Will the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cause Mutations?

Jun 09, 2011
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