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High flows in a tributary to Lake Mendocino after the February 2019 atmospheric river. Photo: CW3E Atmospheric River Storms Create $1 Billion-a-Year Flood Damage Researchers calculate damages caused by weather phenomenon in the West over 40-year period
Dec 04, 2019
The Story of My Octopus A bond between PhD student and eight-armed friend
Dec 03, 2019
Salps from the Scripps Collections. Jennifer Brandon measured microplastics found in these invertebrates. Microplastics a million times more abundant in the ocean than previously thought, Scripps study suggests Mini-microplastics uncovered in the stomachs of filter-feeding marine organisms
Dec 03, 2019
Photo: UNFCCC Media Advisory: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Schedule of Events During Week One at COP25 Newest research on atmospheric rivers, Antarctic contributions to sea-level rise, and more to be released
Dec 02, 2019
Climate Science in Review: A Look Back on 2019 The biggest news in climate change to come from Scripps this past year
Nov 26, 2019
A blue whale Scientists Report First Recording of a Blue Whale’s Heart Rate First measurement conducted in the wild suggests that blue whale hearts are operating at extremes—and may limit the whale’s size
Nov 25, 2019
Scripps Student Spotlight: Emily Kunselman A graduate student investigates the benefits of bacteria found in oyster microbiomes
Nov 25, 2019
During a field training course in Antarctica, members of the team secure a tent. Photo by Jacob Morgan. Scripps Scientists in Friendly Race among Nations to Find World’s Oldest Ice in Record Time Researchers head to Antarctica to do ancient ice “reconnaissance”
Nov 25, 2019
Downtown Kolkata during July 2018 monsoon. Photo: Debarchan Chatterjee /iStockphoto Climate Change Expected to Shift Location of East Asian Monsoons New study finds warming climate could lead to profound changes in the subtropical climate
Nov 18, 2019
Lights Out: Scientists Discover Why Iconic Bioluminescent Plankton Don’t Shine Off the West Coast West Coast populations of the dinoflagellate Noctiluca lack chemical process that produces light
Nov 12, 2019