Scripps News Archives

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
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
Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Photo of the Week: Nautical Noel
Happy Holidays from Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Dec 20, 2019
Craig McLean, Margaret Leinen, and Ariel Troisi lead a town hall discussion on the UN Decade. Scripps Co-Hosts BlueTech Conference Focused on Industry Solutions
BlueTech industry leaders and scientists meet to support the UN’s 2030 sustainable development goals
Dec 20, 2019
Birds like this black-crowned Night Heron were studied to understand their parasite load. Photo: Andrew Turner/Ryan Hechinger How Many Parasites Can a Bird Carry?
The answer reveals a first principle applicable to all biological systems, a new paper suggests
Dec 18, 2019
San Diego Water Table Dropped by Twenty Meters at the End of Last Ice Age
New technique allows scientists to quantify past groundwater levels
Dec 16, 2019
Scripps Student Spotlight: Kayla Wilson
A PhD student studying the biochemistry of marine sponges seeks new ways to help improve human health
Dec 12, 2019
Scripps Students Win Start-Up Funds for Innovative Environmental Solutions in Cross-Campus Competition
Hope Metabolics from the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine wins second place
Dec 09, 2019
Media Advisory: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Schedule of Events During Week Two at COP25
Indigenous knowledge, what climate change means to fisheries, how countries plan to protect oceans on COP25 week two slate
Dec 08, 2019
IUCN to Release Report on Ocean Deoxygenation Crisis
Consequence of climate change and nutrient pollution
Dec 06, 2019
Photo of the Week: South Pole SALSA
Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access Project
Dec 05, 2019
A Scientist’s Life: Simone Baumann-Pickering
Biological oceanographer identifies natural marine life behavior from human-induced behavior using acoustics
Dec 05, 2019
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
The 2018 Woolsey Fire. Photo courtesy of Peter Buschmann The Race to Stay Ahead of Wildfires
UC San Diego matches increased fire danger with improved monitoring capability
Nov 07, 2019