A visionary, adventurous and generous family spans more than a century of exploration and discovery, bringing us closer to understanding and protecting our oceans, air and land, and the wondrous creatures that inhabit them.
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"There is a little scientific concern at La Jolla... for investigating the living things of the ocean and the ocean itself. Hardly anybody knows or cares much about this. Yet sometime it may make additions to knowledge that will be of great value to the world. So I think I’d better give to it."
- Edward Willis Scripps, c. 1904