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New Study: Protecting Large Ocean Areas Doesn’t Curb Fishing Catches

Five years after the creation of Mexico’s Revillagigedo National Park, the largest fully protected marine area in North America, experts report no negative impacts on the Mexican fishing sector

Composite image of diatoms seen through a microscope

Phenomenal Phytoplankton: Scientists Uncover Cellular Process Behind Oxygen Production

One out of 10 breaths contains oxygen generated by cellular mechanism in microscopic algae

Not So Biodegradable: New Study Finds Bio-Based Plastic and Plastic-Blend Textiles Do Not Biodegrade in the Ocean

First-of-its-kind experiment off Scripps Pier finds only natural fibers degrade in the marine environment; plastic fabrics remain intact one year later

Blue blob washed up on California beach is a Velella velella.

What Are Those Blue Blobs Washing Up On SoCal Beaches?

By-the-wind sailors have been spotted along the Southern California coastline this spring

Researchers Track Endangered Nassau Grouper Eggs with Underwater Microscope

Scripps Oceanography researchers show fertilized eggs stayed local, but in some years drifted to nearby islands

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

Sally Ride

The ocean as a classroom

Promoting shipboard knowledge production to be more accessible for future generations

Scripps Student Spotlight: Eesha Rangani

Marine biology master’s student studying invertebrates, involving the systematics of deep-sea Nereidid worms

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

A Scientist's Life: Luc Lenain

Oceanographer studies interplay between ocean and atmosphere

MOD engineers and scientists working on deploying a drifting Wirewalker buoy in collaboration with researchers from WHOI. Photo by San Nguyen

Investigating Rapid Ocean Dynamics in the North Atlantic

Volcanoes, storms, and Italian karaoke

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Scripps Oceanography Leads Sessions on Climate Change, Space, and Blue Tech at SXSW 2023

Expanded climate change programming at Conference focuses on impacts and solutions

CDIP buoy near the Port of Los Angeles

An Explanation for Complex Tide and Wave Interplay

Marine traffic, coastal planning to benefit from improved forecasts in wave variation

Scripps Student Spotlight: Noel Gutierrez-Brizuela

Physical oceanography student researches extreme tropical weather and how swings in weather leave a persistent mark on the ocean

Mechanically generated wave bears down on research sensors at Kelly Slater Surf Ranch in Lemoore, Calif.

Scientists and Surf Organizations Confirm What Surfers Already Know

Study at Kelly Slater Wave Company Surf Ranch demonstrates that wind effects on breaking waves can significantly influence nearshore processes

StartBlue Accelerator Booth at OiA Conference 2023

Blue Technology Gets a Major Showcase at Oceanology International Americas Conference

Scripps Oceanography scientists and leaders to feature ocean technology and startBlue accelerator throughout conference and exhibit

pink waves

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

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