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From left, UNAM researchers Miche Martini and Jose Duque examine dredged rocks with Scripps' Peter Lonsdale during 2012 cruise

Scientists Propose New Theory for How Continents Form

Rocks dredged from seafloor tell story of a dynamic Earth process

A WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron sits on the flightline prior to an atmospheric river mission Jan. 28, 2020 at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The Hurricane Hunters performed “AR recon” from January through March 2020.

Atmospheric River Reconnaissance Flight Season Gets an Early Start this Winter

Air Force and NOAA aircraft collecting data over the Pacific from November to March

New research shows people, wildlife, and marine environment benefit when island-ocean connections are restored

A research and conservation collaboration highlights rewilding islands and breaking down artificial silos for big marine and terrestrial gains

Researchers collect a sediment core from a mangrove forest

Scientists Dig into Sediments for Clues on Carbon Storage

From San Diego to the Galapagos Islands and beyond, Scripps Oceanography researchers are revealing the mysteries of carbon sequestration in aquatic ecosystems

Scripps Student Spotlight: Benjamin Gruber

Geology and geochemistry PhD student researching rocks, how volcanoes form, and how continental crust is made on planets other than Earth

Denise Alcantara, third from right, with other members of the Scripps Oceanography contingent at COP27

Reflections on COP27 from a First-Time Delegate

Denise Alcantara one of 20 UCSD students at international climate negotiation

Options for relocating measurement equipment being explored

Historic Keeling Curve Observation Interrupted by Volcanic Eruption

Options for relocating measurement equipment being explored

Deployment of a buoy by the Global Drifter Program

Study of Ocean Currents Reveal Intensification of Tropical Cyclones Around the World

Researchers use Scripps-developed ocean drifter data to spot 30-year trend

Bigeye octopus hatchling. Photo: Greg Rouse

Rescued Octopus Provides Rare Chance for Researchers to Understand Life Cycle

Unexpected condition of deep-sea specimen leads to new scientific knowledge

Ocean Pavilion Opening Ceremony at COP27

The Ocean Pavilion Announces Schedule of Events for COP27

Pavilion bringing world leaders in ocean science, engineering, and policy together to highlight ocean’s enormous role in climate

Trematodes Centrocestus formosanus (left) and Haplorchis pumilio

Parasites Associated with Eating Fish Showing Up in Southern California Fishing Locales

Snail that hosts potentially dangerous flatworms found to be widespread

Kilauea volcano, June 12, 2018. Modified satellite data processed by Pierre Markuse

Clarity about Key Climate Dynamic Creates More Pressure to Rein in Global Temperature Increase

Role of carbon dioxide in heating planet unmasked, forcing new projections of how warm things can get

A COP27 flasg waves in front of a blue cloudy sky.

Meet the UC San Diego Delegates Headed to Egypt for UN Climate Conference

Students and faculty from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and School of Global Policy and Strategy prepare to attend COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Cuvier’s beaked whales comprise one of 24 known species of beaked whales worldwide.  Photo: Gustavo Cárdenas-Hinojosa

Ultrasonic Antifouling Devices Found Damaging to Whales

Study of Cuvier’s beaked whales off Mexico’s Guadalupe Island led to discovery

 Isabel Rivera-Collazo in the field in Puerto Rico

Scripps Launches Two Projects on the Impact of Climate Change on Coastlines and People

National Science Foundation grants support research hubs in Southern California and Puerto Rico

Scripps Student Spotlight: Kiirah Green

Master’s student researches deep-sea biology, with a focus on newly discovered species of deep-sea worms

A CalCOFI postcard and its container dropped in the Pacific Ocean sometime in the late 1950s. Photo: Erik Jepsen

A Salad Dressing Bottle, a Postcard, and a Mystery

Chance find of a message in a bottle illuminates long history of ocean research

Scripps Oceanography, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Join Forces to Pursue Common Interests

Partnership to advance collaborations ranging from marine and offshore wind energy to ocean and climate technology R&D

CHAOS lead scientist Kim Prather (left) oversees inaugural SOARS research project

The Chaos of Sea Spray Aerosols

Students part of inaugural study using new ocean simulator

Scripps PhD student Tammy Russell surrounded by chinstrap penguins in Antarctica

Diving into Seabird Science

The study of penguins and other seabirds takes flight through the research of Scripps PhD student Tammy Russell

World Leaders in Ocean Science and Philanthropy Come Together to Create First-ever Ocean Pavilion at UN Climate Conference

COP27 venue an acknowledgment of rising profile of the ocean in international climate negotiations

UC San Diego Announces Second Cohort for Blue Economy Accelerator

Six new startups tackle ocean challenges in StartBlue program

UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography Awarded $5.6 Million for Southern California DDT Ocean Dumpsite Research

NOAA funding will aim to further characterize, monitor, and research dumpsite

AGU 2022 Honors

Six Scripps Oceanography Researchers Awarded for Scientific Excellence

AGU’s 2022 awardees include Scripps’ Carlene Burton, Daniel Cayan, Catherine Constable, Wenyuan Fan, Gabi Laske, and Vashan Wright­

Collector vehicle Patania II, operated by marine engineering firm Global Sea Mineral Resources NV, stirs up seafloor sediment during field testing.

Study Gives New Insights into Nature of Deep-Sea Sediment Plumes

MIT-Scripps Oceanography team finds that sediment stirred up stays relatively close to seafloor

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