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Scripps News Archives

Olive Rockfish (Sebastes serranoides) caught and released as part of the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program Early Results Suggest California Marine Protected Areas are a Success
Seven years after completion of network, rebounds of certain species seen
Sep 05, 2019
Seen under the microscope, varied bits of plastic begin to accumulate in sediment after World War II Explosion in Plastic Pollution Post-World War II Seen in Marine Sediments
Surge in microplastics could serve as marker for “the Great Acceleration”
Sep 04, 2019
Seen under the microscope, varied bits of plastic begin to accumulate in sediment after World War II Research Highlight: Explosion in Plastic Pollution Post-World War II in Marine Sediments
Surge in microplastics could serve as marker for “the Great Acceleration”
Sep 04, 2019
NSF Awards San Diego Supercomputer Center and Partners $5.9 Million to Host EarthCube Office
Three-year grant brings increased leadership from Scripps Oceanography collaborators
Sep 03, 2019
Photo of the Week: Wave Riders
Microbes churn during project to investigate how pollution interacts with sea spray aerosols
Aug 30, 2019
2019 fellows at the SURF research symposium. Around the Pier: SURF Program Fosters Network of Support for Students to Continue to Graduate School
explorations now conducted a Q&A with 2019 SURF participants on how the program has supported their path to graduate school
Aug 29, 2019
Master's student Jessica Sportelli on a Zodiac in the Churchill River in Canada. Scripps Student Spotlight: Jessica Sportelli
Marine biology master’s student is studying whale acoustics to identify why killer whales are migrating to new places
Aug 27, 2019
Photo of the Week: Getting to the Bottom of Things
Researchers test out technology aboard R/V Beyster
Aug 22, 2019
Beneath a placid surface, an internal tsunami was rolling through this Mexican lake when this photo was taken Research Highlight: Internal Tsunamis Can Alter Bodies of Water Profoundly
Underwater landslides cause long-range displacement of sediment and large-scale current alteration
Aug 15, 2019
Microfibers fluorescing under a microscope Scripps Oceanography Researchers Adopting Global Approach to Studying Microplastics and Microfibers
Marine scientists developing unique partnerships to address plastic degradation in the environment
Aug 13, 2019
CAICE Director Kim Prather and fellow researchers work on the SeaSCAPE experiment. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Research Highlight: Scientists Bring the Ocean into the Lab to Study Human Impacts on the Ocean and Climate
Interdisciplinary SeaSCAPE project utilizes large wave tank to look at how human pollution is affecting the ability of ocean biology to control clouds and climate
Aug 08, 2019
Climate Change Likely to Increase Human Exposure to Toxic Mercury
Environmental factors, such as rising sea temperatures and over-fishing, impact levels of methylmercury in fish
Aug 07, 2019
Patrick M. Callaghan has been hired as the new assistant vice chancellor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Welcomes New Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
Patrick M. Callaghan to lead financial management, operations and capital planning
Aug 07, 2019
Three Scripps Oceanography Panels in the Running for SXSW 2020 Three Scripps Oceanography Panels in the Running for SXSW 2020
Voting open now through Aug. 23
Aug 06, 2019
Photo of the Week: Miracle on Ice
Swedish icebreaker alters course to retrieve acoustic recording package
Aug 02, 2019
The 2017 Thomas Fire. Photo: istockphoto/Carsten Schertzer Research Highlight: Study Bolsters Case that Climate Change is Driving California Wildfires
Connection seen to fivefold jump in area burned
Aug 02, 2019
Drake Singleton examines the surface rupture of the recent 7.1-magnitude earthquake near Ridgecrest, Calif. Photo: Nick Lau Scripps Student Spotlight: Drake Singleton
Geophysics graduate student conducts research to understand earthquakes and active faults in Southern California
Jul 30, 2019
Photo of the Week: Ridgecrest Rupture
Scripps researchers study effects of 7.1-magnitude shaker
Jul 26, 2019
Scripps graduate student Maya Becker (bottom right), colleagues prepare to deploy an ALAMO float near Ross Ice Shelf, 2016. Ross Sea Floats Show Why Antarctica’s Largest Ice Shelf Melts Rapidly in Summer
Warming of adjacent ocean surface waters main cause of melt in austral summer
Jul 22, 2019
Arctic winter sea ice extent, with multi-year ice in bright white, in 1980 (left) and 2012. Image: NASA Sci. Vis. Studio Research Highlight: Loss of Arctic's Reflective Sea Ice Will Advance Global Warming by 25 Years
Fast mitigation may still avoid complete loss of sea ice
Jul 22, 2019
Photo of the Week: Surveying into the Sunset
Scripps field group tracks beach erosion, sand movement
Jul 19, 2019
Diatoms like these produce superoxide in their watery surroundings for reasons that have remained mysterious until now A Toxic Chemical in Marine Ecosystems Turns Out to Play a Beneficial Role
Reactive oxygen species associated with cellular damage actually aid photosynthesis, according to study
Jul 18, 2019
The 2017 Thomas Fire. Photo: istockphoto/Carsten Schertzer Study Bolsters Case that Climate Change Is Driving Many California Wildfires
Connection seen to fivefold jump in area burned
Jul 16, 2019
Water flows through Oroville Dam spillway, April 2019. Photo: Calif. Dept. of Water Resources Research Highlight: Atmospheric Rivers to Become Even More Dominant Source of California Water
Research projects atmospheric rivers will strengthen, bringing greater proportion of annual precipitation
Jul 11, 2019
Photo of the Week: Shark Tagging
Tracking sharks along the Southern California coast
Jul 11, 2019
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