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New Assessment Examines 10 Reasons Why the Coronavirus Is Airborne

Experts find that recognizing the virus is predominantly spread through air would save lives

Portarit of a female astronaut with short brown hair wearing a blue jumpsuit. She is standing in a training facility and her arms are crossed.

Ready for Liftoff: Alumna Megan McArthur to Pilot Space Mission

Astronaut and graduate of Scripps Oceanography to visit International Space Station as part of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission

Organisms from the Oceanographic Collections

The Underwater Library at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

For decades, the Scripps Oceanographic Collections have amassed millions of marine organisms and geological samples, which continue to yield scientific discoveries long after their preservation

Water temperature measurement, Scripps Pier, Aug. 18, 2018. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

Cause of Historic Ocean Heat Wave off San Diego in 2018

Stifled ocean activity the dominant force behind historic event

California's Central Valley as seen from the International Space Station.

Scientists Map “Pulse” of Groundwater Flow through California’s Central Valley

Advances in remote sensing are providing a first glimpse of groundwater recharge in the San Joaquin Valley

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Scripps Student Spotlight: Ivan Moreno

A graduate student researches cyanobacteria and bacteria and their ability to adapt and thrive in extreme environments

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Two Scripps Scientists Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Deirdre Lyons and Sarah Giddings receive prestigious awards that support early-career faculty

Pachygrapsus crassipes, the striped shore crab

Parasite That Dissolves Crabs Discovered

Organism forms unique mouth-like structure, swims in crab blood

The R/V Roger Revelle Sails Again

Crew and scientists aboard R/V Roger Revelle put ship through its paces after an extensive overhaul

Scripps Student Spotlight: Kendall Chancellor

A graduate student analyzes the bleaching of coral reefs across Pacific Ocean

Sunset at Scripps Pier

Scripps Celebrates Women’s History Month

A Women’s History Month-inspired Q&A featuring several staff members at Scripps

Feet of a Buddha statue in water

How an Unusually Warm Indian Ocean Caused Flooding on Yangtze River

Climate modelers unravel a mystery with a surprising connection to Australian bushfires and African locust swarms.

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Fine Particulate Matter from Wildfire Smoke More Harmful Than Pollution from Other Sources

Researchers call for revisions to air-quality monitoring guidelines to consider the sources of emissions

Scripps Student Spotlight: Benjamin Davis

Graduate student monitors brine disposal methods from desalination plants and their potential detrimental effects on the ocean

SXSW Online 2021

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at SXSW Online 2021

Scientists from Scripps leading two panels at virtual conference

Laura and Carl Hubbs, December 1946

A Line in the Sand

A brief history of the women of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Researchers collect seaweed at the tide pools

Revealing the Secrets of Seaweeds

UC San Diego researchers explore seaweed genome diversity in a first-of-its-kind project that could help solve societal challenges

Breaking the Patrisharky: Scientists Reexamine Gender Biases in Shark and Ray Mating Research

New study analyzes biological drivers of multiple paternity in sharks and rays, challenging decades of unbalanced research

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Joins Multicampus Initiative on Coastal Resilience and Climate Adaptation

UC-funded initiative will bring together researchers at the San Diego, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara campuses to address pressing issues for California’s coastal communities

New Research Unlocks Mysteries of Soupfin Shark Migration and Reproduction

Tracking the U.S. population of soupfin sharks yields firsts for science, implications for management and conservation

West Antarctica 2019

New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

New satellite enabled detailed measurement of extreme precipitation events

Melting snow at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevadas, January 2018.

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

Scripps scientists theorize why snowpack in coastal regions, the Arctic, and the Western U.S. may be among the most at-risk for premature melt from rising temperatures

Scripps Student Spotlight: Samuel Kekuewa

Graduate student studies correlation between ocean acidity and coral reefs

Sea ice

Simulation vs Reality: Researchers Modify Climate Model to Explain Expanding Antarctic Sea Ice

Scientists take one step closer to understanding the enigma of Southern Ocean sea ice expansion despite rising global temperatures

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