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Blob 2.0

New Study Looks at How the “Blob” Came Back

Scripps Oceanography and CIRES scientists find that weak winds in the Pacific drove record-breaking 2019 summertime marine heat wave

Researcher Sarah Giddings in an estuary.

El Niño Impacts on Southern California Estuaries Reveal Potential for More Frequent Closures

Winter storms in 2015-2016 emphasized vulnerability of estuaries that have natural, intermittent mouth closures, compared to those which stay open throughout the year

A biogeochemical Argo float deployed in the Southern Ocean. Photo: Channing Prend

Scientific Resilience During a Pandemic

An aborted research cruise makes the most of the return journey home

Photos: CDIP, Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego

Research in the Time of COVID-19

Despite a deserted campus, some essential Scripps research programs carry on

Portrait of a smiling woman with short brown hair, a beach is visible in the background

A Scientist's Life: Sarah Aarons

Earth scientist studies the role dust plays in shaping ecosystems

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Deep Sea Anti-Cancer Drug Discovered by Scripps Scientists Enters Final Phase of Clinical Trials

Microbe from the ocean floor is a promising new treatment for glioblastoma, the cancer that killed Sen. John McCain

Arc-eye hawkfish on a reef in the South Pacific. PC: Brian Zgliczynski

Diet Diversity: Hawkfish Species Thrive on Remote Reefs Thanks to Food Preferences

Scientists discover that species diversity of hawkfish is explained by differences in what they eat

Surface waves produced by iceberg calving are visible near the terminus of the Hansbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway.

Listen Up: Scripps Scientists Use Underwater Microphones to Study Calving Arctic Glacier

Researchers develop new method for measuring glacial retreat by analyzing underwater acoustic recordings of icebergs falling into the ocean

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Coastal Heat Waves Can Tax Public Health - Even Outside of Summer

Study of Southern California hospitalizations shows upticks attributable to heat driven by Santa Ana winds in fall, winter, and spring

Weiguang (Roger) Wu

Scripps Student Spotlight: Weiguang (Roger) Wu

Scripps undergraduate student pursues studying ocean science in the name of art

Esteemed Scripps Climate Scientist Appointed as the Edward A. Frieman Presidential Chair in Climate Sustainability

Veerabhadran Ramanthan selected as inaugural holder of faculty chair that honors legacy of late Scripps director

New Research is the First to Relate Antarctic Sea Ice Melt to Weather Change in the Tropics

Diminishing sea ice translates to warmer ocean, more rain, and stronger trade winds

Portraits of three women scientists

Celebrating Women in Science at Scripps Oceanography

Q&A featuring reflections from three Scripps scientists in honor of Women’s History Month

Scripps Student Spotlight: Daniela Faggiani Dias

A PhD student hailing from Brazil seeks new ways to understand the mechanisms that enable scientists to make accurate climate predictions

Portrait of a smiling man in a laboratory

A Scientist's Life: Greg Rouse

Aboard research vessels and inside Scripps' oceanographic collections, this marine biologist studies the evolution and biodiversity of marine invertebrates

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