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Acidic Fish Eyes See Better

'Gas-gland' in the head of fish helps boost oxygen to the eyes

The science party aboard R/V Sally Ride. Laura Lilly is at far left at rear; Angela Klemmedson is fourth from right.

All-Female Science Party aboard R/V Sally Ride Continues 71-year CalCOFI Measurement Series

Researchers honor pioneering astronaut and legacy of iconic science program

Emperor Penguins Crary Bank Photo by Gerald Kooyman

Even at 400 Meters Deep, Banks of Ross Sea Are Consistent Source of Emperor Penguin Food

Secrets of most successful colony in Antarctica revealed over more than two decades of study

A blue screen with the word Wavelengths written in white letters

Scripps Oceanography Debuts Wavelengths Video Series

Hosted YouTube video series showcases the cutting-edge research happening at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Blue whale fluke by Angela Szesciorka

Research Highlight: Blue Whales Are Arriving in Southern California Earlier and Earlier

Scientists find that blue whales are timing their migration around the previous year’s krill abundance

Sea Skater

“It is Practically Hovering on Air”

High-speed footage provides never-before-seen look at tiny insect that can survive life on high seas

Iridescent P. orphanae scale worm by Greg Rouse

Hungry Hungry Scale Worms: Scientists Discover Four New Species of Deep-Sea Dwellers

A team of researchers describes new species of unique scale worms in the East Pacific

Ospreys on platform at end of Scripps Pier.

Osprey Nest Perched Above Scripps Pier Brings Hope to Local Environmentalists

Nesting platform made possible thanks to a gift by a family foundation

Coral Research Birch

Birch Aquarium Staff Keeping 6,000 Fish, Invertebrates Healthy During Closure to Public

Shy fishes emerge, sociable octopus given more games to play

Blue Streak John Moore

Photo of the Week: Blue Streak

Photographer captures light in the sea and sky

Research Highlight Salmon Hatchery

Research Highlight: Understanding Microbiomes in Salmon Hatcheries

Scripps PhD student finds connection between hatchery and fish microbiome which may promote fish growth

Red Tide Phillip Arndt

Everything You Wanted to Know About Red Tides

Bioluminescent waves spotted along the coastline, from Baja California to Los Angeles

Tube Worm Glow

Tube Worm Slime Displays Long-Lasting, Self-Powered Glow

Marine organism’s bioluminescence could inspire new eco-friendly, long-lasting light sources

Arc-eye hawkfish on a reef in the South Pacific. PC: Brian Zgliczynski

Diet Diversity: Hawkfish Species Thrive on Remote Reefs Thanks to Food Preferences

Scientists discover that species diversity of hawkfish is explained by differences in what they eat

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