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UC San Diego-Led Science Teams Selected as Finalists for NASA Science Missions to Understand Our Changing Climate

Each team will receive $5 million to conduct concept studies for new satellites

A sea star embryo imaged on a confocal microscope, showing cell membranes in gray and nuclei in cyan

Study Pinpoints Cellular Response to Pressure in Sea Star Embryos

Cells take up an unusual geometrical shape in response to pressure

USCGC Healy supporting Ice Station Operations

Discovering the Mysteries of the Arctic

STARC program probes key influence on global climate

Dhruv Mehta and Vyomesh Joshi at the Triton Innovation Challenge

Triton Innovation Challenge Spotlights Trailblazing Environmental Solutions

UC San Diego students, faculty and staff present innovative technologies at premier entrepreneurship competition

Astronomical regulator used for precision timekeeping manufactured in 1867. Photo: Daderot/Wikimedia Commons

Global Warming Is Influencing Global Timekeeping

One consequence is giving society a few extra years to prepare for a potential Y2K-style glitch

Ship tracks as seen from the NOAA-20 satellite on April 24, 2019. Photo: NOAA NESDIS

How To Determine if a Potential Geoengineering Strategy Could Work?

Scientists detail research needed to assess viability, risks of marine cloud brightening

On Mount Soledad in La Jolla, ARM radars and a variety of guest instruments collected data during EPCAPE, sometimes from within hovering banks of marine clouds.

EPCAPE Observations at Scripps Pier, Mt. Soledad Wrap Up

Marine cloud-aerosol campaign now enters a phase of energetic data analysis

A neon-green sea anemone

Study Illuminates the Protective Role of Fluorescence in Neon-Colored Sea Anemones

Fluorescent proteins shown to protect sea anemone cells from stress

Larsen A embayment in the Antarctic Peninsula

New Paper Pinpoints Key Role of NASA Satellites in Monitoring Earth's Vital Signs

All-woman team of researchers shows how 20 years of laser-based observations have improved our understanding of a changing planet

Artist's rendition of the SWOT satellite

Science to Watch: SWOT

Oceanographers are raving about a new tool that redefines how we understand ‘sea level.’ Here’s why.

Resaerchs on a small coastal vessel.

Oceanographers Explore Turbulence in the Depths of La Jolla Canyon

Researchers with Scripps Oceanography’s MOD group are using pink dye and a suite of ocean tech to study underwater dynamics off La Jolla

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

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

FLIP being towed away

Storied Research Platform is Retired

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

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

Expanding Access to Coral Reef Conservation Technology

Scripps researchers recommend how conservationists and scientists can use 3D modeling technology called large-area imaging

UC San Diego Celebrates Opening of the Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conservation and Technology Facility

New facility is dedicated to marine biodiversity and conservation research, discovery and education

ALERTCalifornia Launches to Provide Essential Tools to Understand and Adapt to Natural Disasters

UC San Diego’s ALERTCalifornia public safety program leverages novel technology and cutting-edge research to understand the causes, behavior and aftereffects of wildfires and other natural disasters in the Golden State

Research Vessel Tangaroa

Research Expedition to Probe Mysteries of the Deep off New Zealand

Scripps Oceanography and collaborators to deploy Deep Argo floats and other ocean tech

A group of sleeping 2-month-old northern elephant seals on the beach at Año Nuevo State Park, California.

Elephant Seals Drift Off to Sleep While Diving Far Below the Ocean Surface

Brainwave patterns show elephant seals take short naps while holding their breath on deep dives, averaging just 2 hours of sleep per day while at sea

Acorn worm Yoda demiankoopi

“Bizarre” Yoda Acorn Worm Makes Top 10 Marine Species List

Scripps Oceanography scientists officially described the deep-sea worm in 2022; now it’s among the top 10 new species acknowledged by the World Register of Marine Species

Marine scientists deploy an acoustic instrument off a ship.

New Study Examines Noise Reduction from Retrofitted Shipping Vessels

Scripps Whale Acoustics Lab teams up with shipping giant Maersk to identify vessel designs that reduce radiated noise

An underwater photo of coral reefs

New Study Provides First Comprehensive Look at Oxygen Loss on Coral Reefs

Scripps Oceanography scientists and collaborators provide first-of-its-kind assessment of hypoxia, or low oxygen levels, across 32 coral reef sites around the world

Study lead author Ella Kim (center, pink helmet) helps deploy a HARP instrument package

"Denoising" a Noisy Ocean

Scripps Oceanography researchers use machine learning to listen for specific fish sounds

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