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Ramanathan Portrait

New Course Aims to Bring Climate Change Solutions to Global Audience

Four-part series is first offering on the new UC San Diego Online platform

Maya Becker walking through rocky snowfield.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Maya Becker

Geophysics PhD student fascinated by ice-shelf mass change pursues research in glaciology

People playing on the shore under a hot sun

Scientists Identify Climate Change as Major Contributor to Record-Breaking Marine Heatwave

Scripps Oceanography team used a century of ocean data collected by the Shore Stations Program and new method of temperature analysis to put the 2018 marine heatwave in context

Sea Skater

“It is Practically Hovering on Air”

High-speed footage provides never-before-seen look at tiny insect that can survive life on high seas

A woman stands in front of a plane on a tarmack.

Scripps Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Ward

MAS MBC alumna harnesses her science communication skills and passion for sharing Earth’s stories as a video producer for NASA

Iridescent P. orphanae scale worm by Greg Rouse

Hungry Hungry Scale Worms: Scientists Discover Four New Species of Deep-Sea Dwellers

A team of researchers describes new species of unique scale worms in the East Pacific

Ospreys on platform at end of Scripps Pier.

Osprey Nest Perched Above Scripps Pier Brings Hope to Local Environmentalists

Nesting platform made possible thanks to a gift by a family foundation

Open Access Book

New Open-Access Book Casts Climate Change as a Public Health Crisis

Contributors to text co-edited by UC San Diego researchers range from Nobel Prize laureates to Pope Francis

Coral Research Birch

Birch Aquarium Staff Keeping 6,000 Fish, Invertebrates Healthy During Closure to Public

Shy fishes emerge, sociable octopus given more games to play

Blue Streak John Moore

Photo of the Week: Blue Streak

Photographer captures light in the sea and sky

Research Highlight Salmon Hatchery

Research Highlight: Understanding Microbiomes in Salmon Hatcheries

Scripps PhD student finds connection between hatchery and fish microbiome which may promote fish growth

Coronavirus Global Shutdown

Coronavirus Global Slowdown Is Cleaning the Skies. How Long Will It Last?

Scripps Oceanography climate scientists ponder what episode tells us about global warming

Sawyer Brand

Scripps Student Spotlight: Sawyer Brand

Scripps undergraduate student fascinated by the dynamic wonders of the ocean and atmosphere delves into research with Argo floats

Thwaits Glacier

First Results from NASA’s ICESat-2 Mission Map 16 Years of Melting Ice Sheets

Team of scientists finds massive ice loss in West Antarctica

Five National Academy of Sciences Members

Five UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

CAICE founding director among new members

Red Tide Phillip Arndt

Everything You Wanted to Know About Red Tides

Bioluminescent waves spotted along the coastline, from Baja California to Los Angeles

Tube Worm Glow

Tube Worm Slime Displays Long-Lasting, Self-Powered Glow

Marine organism’s bioluminescence could inspire new eco-friendly, long-lasting light sources

Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen

Four from UC San Diego Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen among the 2020 class

Karen Gutierrez

Scripps Student Spotlight: Karen Gutierrez

Scripps graduate student inspired by geosciences, history, and anthropology to pursue research in paleoclimatology

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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