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An aerial view of the Denman Glacier ice tongue in East Antarctica

Meltwater Flowing Beneath Antarctic Glaciers May Be Accelerating Their Retreat

Simulations showed that this process accelerated sea-level rise by 15% by 2300, suggesting it should be factored into future projections

Administration of a spawn-inducing hormone into a Sunflower Star

Star studded team successfully spawns three Sunflower Sea Stars at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Hope is on the horizon for the critically endangered Sunflower Sea Star thanks to a groundbreaking collaborative effort among accredited aquariums and zoos and research laboratories

Jaimie Huynh on a hiking expedition.

An Advocate for Environmental Justice

MAS Climate Science and Policy alum uses her expertise and knowledge to address inequity in issues related to climate change

Image: Satellite sea surface temperature departure in the Pacific Ocean for the month of October 2015, where darker orange-red colors are above normal temperatures and are indicative of El Niño.

What is El Niño?

Scripps Oceanography experts explain phenomenon and its global impacts

Scripps Student Spotlight: Michelle Guraieb

Master’s student researches marine invertebrates in hopes of influencing policy and enhancing protection of the natural world

The ice edge of an ice shelf in Antarctica

Antarctica’s Floating Boundary Moves up to Nine Miles with the Tide

Satellite reveals back-and-forth movement of the boundary between Antarctica’s grounded ice sheet and floating ice shelf

Scripps Oceanography to Help Lead New Earthquake Research Center

The multi-institution center will study Cascadia subduction zone to improve earthquake resilience in the Pacific Northwest

Scripps Pier and campus at sunset

Meet the New Faculty and Researchers at Scripps Oceanography

Fourteen new members of the academic community have joined Scripps recently, including several starting this fall

Banner Year for Birch Aquarium

Aquarium closes out its 30th year “on the hill” with record attendance, record scholarships and a prestigious AZA Award

Oceanography PhD candidate Taylor McKie

New Installment of Science Show Launches

“Wavelengths” video series gives inside look at people and science at Scripps Oceanography

Mozuku seaweed farm in Okinawa, Japan. Photo: Tomoko Takeda

NOAA Awards $2.5 Million to Scripps Researchers Working on Climate Solutions

The two projects seek to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and combat ocean acidification

Scripps Student Spotlight: Julia Chavarry

Biological oceanography PhD student researches the ecological role of gelatinous zooplankton in marine food webs

A bioluminescent wave off Scripps Pier in April 2020

Historic Red Tide Event of 2020 Fueled by Plankton Super Swimmers

The swimming ability of dinoflagellates lends them a competitive advantage over other plankton species, contributing to harmful algal blooms

Press Conference in Imperial Beach

UC San Diego’s Scripps Oceanography Awarded Funding to Develop Pathogen Forecast Model

Model aims to predict presence of harmful pathogens in Tijuana River Valley and Imperial Beach

Students viewing samples through microscopes.

Bridge Builders Foundation Partners with Scripps to Expose Youth of Color to Opportunities in Higher Education

Thirty-five high school students from Los Angeles participated in a hands-on science program at Scripps Oceanography

Macaws in the Amazon rainforest. Photo: Ricardo Stukert/iPhoto

Improved Model of the Carbon Cycle Can Help Verify Reported Emissions

Model reduces uncertainty on contributions of land-based ecosystems to atmospheric CO2 concentrations

FLIP being towed away

Storied Research Platform is Retired

Scripps Oceanography’s 61-year-old FLIP towed to sea for the final time

Seismologist Alice Gabriel

A Scientist's Life: Alice Gabriel

Seismologist uses supercomputing to break down complexity of earthquakes

Due to liquefaction of the ground during the Turkey earthquake sequence, this building broke from its foundation and fell on the building behind it.

The Unexpected Physics Behind Turkey’s Devastating 2023 Earthquakes

The findings could have important takeaways for assessing seismic hazards in California

Hoyo Negro virtual dive.

UNESCO Recognizes International Team for Sustainable Underwater Archaeology Efforts

UC San Diego researchers and Mexican colleagues lauded for work on the Yucatán Peninsula

Scripps Student Spotlight: Rebecca Gjini

Geophysics PhD student researches stratocumulus cloud behavior through predator-prey dynamics

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Grapevine

Warming Is Shifting Napa’s Wine Growing Season

Higher temperatures have advanced the wine grape growing season nearly a month earlier compared to the 1950s

Storm waves lash city streets in Pacifica, California

California’s Winter Waves May Be Increasing Under Climate Change

New research used 90 years of seismic data to infer wave heights, creating an unprecedented record of the waves that have pounded California’s coast

Scripps crossing with the ocean and sunset in the background

SURF Program 2023: Student Profiles

SURF program at Scripps provides students from across the country with opportunities to conduct research in earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences

Scripps biological oceanographer and mission leader Lisa Levin (third from left) with students and colleagues before Alvin’s July 16 deployment

Scripps Researchers to Explore Deep-Sea Methane Seeps in Alvin Submersible

Expedition hopes to better understand how far the chemicals from seeps spread underwater, and which organisms can utilize them as a food source

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