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A Deep Dive into Undergraduate Classes at Scripps

Scripps offers unique undergraduate courses in earth, atmospheric, and marine sciences to educate the next generation of scientific and environmental leaders

New Fish Species Discovered at Remote Islands Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Species is a wrasse found living among volcanic rubble in Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago

Scripps Student Spotlight: Dylan Shafer

Undergraduate student examines sea surface temperature data and its relationship to sea ice formation

A researcher leads a group of citizen scientists in Antarctica.

Scripps Scientists Journey to Antarctica to Study Key Climate Questions and More

Scripps Oceanography researchers are investigating Earth’s climate history, ice loss, phytoplankton, and marine food webs this field season

Scripps Student Spotlight: Charlotte Bellerjeau

Physical oceanography PhD student uses engineering and science to better understand how the ocean moves and mixes

Members of the Scripps Oceanography contingent at COP28. Mitchell Chandler (third from left, back row) discussed the Argo network in the Ocean Pavilion during the event.

Everything Everywhere All At Once At COP28

A Scripps delegate reflects on the recent global climate change negotiations held in Dubai

Scripps Student Spotlight: Kara Wiggin

PhD student researches how microplastic pollution in the ocean interacts with human health

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.

CTD underwater

Scientists Publish 37-Year Record of Ocean Acidification off Southern California

The longest ocean time series of dissolved carbon dioxide in the Pacific — part of the “Keeling Curve of the ocean” — is revealed

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

COP28 Dubai Ocean Declaration Logo

Ocean Pavilion Partners Unveil COP28 Dubai Ocean Declaration in Advance of UN Climate Conference

Declaration recognizes the critical role of the ocean in regulating climate change, calls for increased ocean observations

Rob Lampe in the lab

Ocean Acidification in Coastal Upwelling Regions Shown to Impact Phytoplankton Nutrient Acquisition

Increased acidification shown to limit iron availability, a critical element for the survival of phytoplankton

Ocean Pavilion Logo for COP28

Ocean Pavilion Returns to the UN Climate Conference with Call for Ocean Science to Lead Climate Solutions

In year extreme weather events driven by rising marine temperatures, the ocean will take center stage at COP28 in Dubai November 30 – December 12

Scripps Student Spotlight: Anuj Jain

Undergraduate student collects data to determine where Argo float sensors should be placed throughout the world’s oceans

An aerial view of the Denman Glacier ice tongue in East Antarctica

Meltwater Flowing Beneath Antarctic Glaciers May Be Accelerating Their Retreat

Simulations showed that this process accelerated sea-level rise by 15% by 2300, suggesting it should be factored into future projections

Administration of a spawn-inducing hormone into a Sunflower Star

Star studded team successfully spawns three Sunflower Sea Stars at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Hope is on the horizon for the critically endangered Sunflower Sea Star thanks to a groundbreaking collaborative effort among accredited aquariums and zoos and research laboratories

Image: Satellite sea surface temperature departure in the Pacific Ocean for the month of October 2015, where darker orange-red colors are above normal temperatures and are indicative of El Niño.

What is El Niño?

Scripps Oceanography experts explain phenomenon and its global impacts

Scripps Student Spotlight: Michelle Guraieb

Master’s student researches marine invertebrates in hopes of influencing policy and enhancing protection of the natural world

The ice edge of an ice shelf in Antarctica

Antarctica’s Floating Boundary Moves up to Nine Miles with the Tide

Satellite reveals back-and-forth movement of the boundary between Antarctica’s grounded ice sheet and floating ice shelf

Banner Year for Birch Aquarium

Aquarium closes out its 30th year “on the hill” with record attendance, record scholarships and a prestigious AZA Award

Oceanography PhD candidate Taylor McKie

New Installment of Science Show Launches

“Wavelengths” video series gives inside look at people and science at Scripps Oceanography

Mozuku seaweed farm in Okinawa, Japan. Photo: Tomoko Takeda

NOAA Awards $2.5 Million to Scripps Researchers Working on Climate Solutions

The two projects seek to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and combat ocean acidification

Scripps Student Spotlight: Julia Chavarry

Biological oceanography PhD student researches the ecological role of gelatinous zooplankton in marine food webs

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

Students viewing samples through microscopes.

Bridge Builders Foundation Partners with Scripps to Expose Youth of Color to Opportunities in Higher Education

Thirty-five high school students from Los Angeles participated in a hands-on science program at Scripps Oceanography

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