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Pink Dye Experiment to Reveal Mysteries of Coastal Ocean Dynamics

Scripps Oceanography-led PiNC experiment uses non-toxic pink dye and a suite of instruments to study the coastal zone where a river meets the ocean

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNRISE in the Gulf of Mexico

Watching how water moves at a busy ocean intersection

Sree portrait by pier

Scripps Student Spotlight: Sree Gopal

Recent MAS MBC graduate researched coastal management and policy within blue carbon ecosystems and sea-level rise adaptation

Russ Davis with Argo float components

Russ E. Davis: 1941-2022

Inventive engineer transformed studies of ocean’s role in climate and upper-ocean dynamics

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

Event beginning June 26 will address crisis facing global oceans

Bands visible from Scripps Oceanography campus reveal internal waves breaking at the ocean surface. Image: Drew Lucas

The Delicate, Detailed, and Chilling Dynamics of Underwater Waves

Novel technology spurs environmental insights in Scripps’ front yard

Scripps oceanographer Julie McClean

A Scientist's Life: Julie McClean

Physical oceanographer seeks to simulate ocean and sea ice physics for climate research

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

Chloe Gustafson and mountaineer Meghan Seifert installing a magnetotelluric station in Antarctica. Photo: Kerry Key, Columbia University.

Groundwater Discovered in Sediments Buried Deep Under Antarctic Ice

Study proves value of electromagnetic techniques in a new polar environment

Currents off the west coasts of North and Central America

Scripps Oceanography-Led Study Predicts Climate Change Accelerates Ocean Currents

Warming is making surface currents shallower and faster

Scripps Student Spotlight: Natalie Posdaljian

PhD student examines marine mammal acoustics as a signal of greater changes in the ecosystem

 Satellite imagery of the Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in the South Pacific Ocean on January 15, 2022. (CSU/CIRA and JAXA/JMA)

Tonga Tsunami a Reminder of Need for Better Global Detection Network

International effort to deploy new technology could greatly improve warning systems

Jupiter's swirling clouds

Ocean Physics Explain Cyclones on Jupiter

Images from NASA satellite of polar cyclones on Jupiter allow scientists to study the forces that drive them

Outfall from San Antonio de los Buenos sewage treatment plant at Punta Banderas, Mexico

U.S.-Mexico Border Wastewater Transport Model Suggests Solutions to Reduce Coastal Contamination

Researchers model a variety of border sewage treatment scenarios, finding the best solution that provides greatest safety to the health of beachgoers

Scripps Oceanographers Featured in New Documentary on Project Recover

“To What Remains” has national premiere on Dec. 8

SOCCOM crew prepare to deploy an Argo float in the Southern Ocean

Climate Change is Making One of the World’s Strongest Currents Flow Faster

A change in the Southern Ocean, the region absorbing the most human-induced warming globally, is detected by new technology

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