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Eelpout fish

New Species of Deep-Sea Fish Discovered off Costa Rica

Scripps Oceanography researchers describe Pyrolycus jaco, a newly identified species of eelpout living in a hydrothermal seep in the deep ocean

Anela Akiona

Scripps Student Spotlight: Anela Akiona

PhD student and COP27 delegate from Waimānalo, Hawaiʻi focuses on coral reef ecology and how human intervention can help reefs be more resilient to climate change

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Jesse Ausubel

Environmental Scientist Jesse Ausubel to Receive 2022 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest

Ausubel to deliver a free public lecture at Scripps Institution of Oceanography on Oct. 13

Another Year, Another Maui Trip!

Scripps Oceanography students monitor long-term changes in coral reef health

Anya film portrait

Scripps Student Spotlight: Anya Štajner

PhD student researches zooplankton activity in the California Current Ecosystem

Biological oceanographer Moira Decima

A Scientist's Life: Moira Décima

Curator of the Pelagic Invertebrate Collection at Scripps Oceanography seeks to understand changes caused by a warmer, more acidic ocean

Palmyra coral reef

Central Pacific Coral Reef Shows Remarkable Recovery Despite Two Warm-Water Events

Study shows value of looking at long-term trends in face of climate change

2022 SeaTech cohort stands in front of ocean

SeaTech Connects High School Students in Alaska to Research with Scripps Scientists

High school students from Sitka, Alaska receive mentorship from Scripps scientists in researching soundscapes in marine ecosystems

Ocean Observing, Island Nation Collaboration Top Agenda for Scripps at UN Ocean Conference

Event beginning June 26 will address crisis facing global oceans

Lake Geneva. Photo: Benoit Tissu

New Hybrid Machine Learning Forecasts Lake Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change

Well-studied Lake Geneva serves as testbed

Biomimetic coral tissue 3-D printed by researchers

3D Bioprinting Process Produces Living Coral Microhabitats

Novel biomaterials open long-term possibility of creating artificial corals

Marine biologist Amro Hamdoun with modified sea urchins

Genetics Breakthrough in Sea Urchins to Aid in Biomedical Research

Use of gene editing tool CRISPR allows development of genetically engineered marine animals

Portrait of a smiling woman with long brown hair; she is seen near a pier.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Chanel Robles

MAS MBC student researches the roles of green sea turtles in Baja California

A pod of Southern Resident orcas in British Columbia, Canada. Photo:cullenphotos/iStockPhoto

A New Way to Differentiate Orca Whale “Cultures” through Audio Recordings

The lifestyles of three types of orcas revealed through their clicks and whistles

scientist studying beaker

Deciphering the Biosynthetic Gene Cluster for Potent Freshwater Toxin

Scientific discovery enables future monitoring of harmful toxin

Dante Capone headshot

Scripps Student Spotlight: Dante Capone

PhD student researches how California wildfires affect coastal marine plankton

Osmund Holm-Hansen 1928-2021

Osmund Holm-Hansen: 1928-2021

Leading scientist in plankton dynamics of polar regions

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