Scripps News Archives

Celebrating Black Excellence at Scripps Oceanography
Black History Month-inspired Q&A featuring five stellar members of the Scripps community, ranging from faculty to staff to students
Feb 21, 2020
Thawing permafrost on Canada's Herschel Island. Photo: Gonçalo Vieira / Nunataryuk Climate Destabilization Unlikely to Cause Methane ‘Burp’
Researchers say ancient periods similar to today suggest only minor release of methane
Feb 20, 2020
Former Scripps graduate student Nathan Moss searches for potentially therapeutic natural products. Photo: Bailey Miller “SMART 2.0” Revolutionizing Identification of Natural Compounds
Organic chemistry tool developed at UC San Diego is speeding up drug discovery, toxicological analysis, and more
Feb 19, 2020
Arctic Ocean sea ice seen during 2018 SODA cruise. Photo: San Nguyen Researchers Find New Reason Why Arctic is Warming So Fast
An explanation is proposed for extra heat coming through the oceans
Feb 14, 2020
Associate researcher Dimitri Deheyn. Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Microplastics: A Macro Problem
Scripps Oceanography at forefront of microplastics research
Feb 14, 2020
One of two newly hatched Weedy Seadragons at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The babies are under an inch long. Photo: Birch Aquarium Baby Dragons Hatched at Birch Aquarium
Birch Aquarium successfully breeds rare Weedy Seadragon for the first time
Feb 13, 2020
Nearshore excavation with newly developed barge system at Biblical port of Tel Dor, Israel. Photo: Anthony Tamberino, SCMA UC San Diego Receives $1.3M from Koret Foundation to Support Binational Collaboration on Marine Archaeology Research
Three-year gift will support scientific collaboration between the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology and the University of Haifa in Israel
Feb 13, 2020
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at Ocean Sciences Meeting
Highlights from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Feb 13, 2020
UC San Diego Faculty Members Named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows
Scripps Oceanography assistant professor Amina Schartup among 2020 class
Feb 12, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: India Dove
A recently-graduated marine biology student analyzes the changes in the population size structure of Nassau Grouper to assess their recovery from overexploitation
Feb 12, 2020
Photo of the Week: Scripps in the Sky
Studying atmospheric rivers by flying through them
Feb 06, 2020
A Scientist’s Life: Sarah Gille
Physical oceanographer uses array of instruments and technologies to study circulation and change in the Southern Ocean
Feb 06, 2020
Study Shows Acceleration of Global Mean Ocean Circulation since 1990s
Influence of greenhouse gas emissions cited as contributing cause
Feb 05, 2020
Crew deploys the SeaCycler on May 22, 2016 for year-long measurements in the central Labrador Sea. Photo: Kat Fupsova Bubbles Transport Massive Amounts of Oxygen to the Deep Ocean through Marine ‘Trap Door’
Transfer in the Labrador Sea threatened by climate change
Feb 03, 2020
Strateole-2: Long-duration balloon flights across the tropics to study atmospheric dynamics and composition Up, Up, and Away
Long-duration balloons collecting climate data in the sky complete first trip around the globe
Feb 03, 2020
Photos: Laszlo Mates, Octavio Aburto,, B. Jack Pan, Calif. DWR Fourteen Science Developments to Look for in the 2020s
From the tragic to the inspirational, Scripps scientists look ahead
Jan 30, 2020
Astronaut Jessica Meir called her alma mater from space to participate in a live Q&A session. Photos: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego An Out of This World Conversation with Astronaut Jessica Meir
UC San Diego alumna discussed her journey from 'STEM to Stars' during live Q&A from space
Jan 30, 2020
The weather these seabirds experience on the Galapagos' Isabela Island may be influenced by Arctic sea ice melt. Photo: Ryan Cox A New Consequence of Arctic Sea Ice Melt: Changing Weather at the Equator
Research links sea ice retreat with tropical phenomena including a new kind of El Niño
Jan 27, 2020
An Air Force C-130 J aircraft. Credit: Erik Jepsen. Right: NOAA49 and crew studies Hurricane Dorian. Credit: NOAA.  Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Air Force, NOAA to Fly into Atmospheric River Storms Over Pacific Ocean this Winter
Weather reconnaissance flights aim to improve forecasts and understanding of atmospheric rivers
Jan 23, 2020
NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir to Participate in Live Q&A from International Space Station with Two San Diego Unified Schools
The public is encouraged to tune in online
Jan 22, 2020
R/V Polarstern locked in Arctic ice. Photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Stefan Hendricks Tethered for Months to Floating Sea Ice, Scripps Researchers Join Largest-Ever International Arctic Expedition
Biological oceanographers believe the Arctic’s tiniest creatures may answer the biggest climate change questions
Jan 16, 2020
Scripps 2013 Research Vessel Melville Crew Honored With Polychaete Worm Species Names
After discovering a multitude of species, the 2013 R/V Melville crew decided that coming up with a new naming system was the best course of celebration
Jan 16, 2020
Crashed World War II aircraft 330 feet deep off Hawaii created from high-resolution video data from R/V Petrel ROV New Detail in Deep-Sea Wreckage Find
Scripps Oceanography and collaborators image resting place of World War II aircraft
Jan 13, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Daniel Yee
Scripps PhD student pursues research in molecular and cell biology of diatoms responsible for a large portion of the planet’s photosynthesis and oxygen production
Jan 10, 2020
Photo by Paul Humann, copyright Grouper Moon Project Collaborative Conservation Approach for Endangered Reef Fish Yields Dramatic Results
Nassau Grouper populations increased threefold in response to dynamic fishing management actions in the Cayman Islands
Jan 06, 2020