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Organisms from the Oceanographic Collections

The Underwater Library at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

For decades, the Scripps Oceanographic Collections have amassed millions of marine organisms and geological samples, which continue to yield scientific discoveries long after their preservation

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Scripps Student Spotlight: Ivan Moreno

A graduate student researches cyanobacteria and bacteria and their ability to adapt and thrive in extreme environments

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Two Scripps Scientists Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Deirdre Lyons and Sarah Giddings receive prestigious awards that support early-career faculty

Pachygrapsus crassipes, the striped shore crab

Parasite That Dissolves Crabs Discovered

Organism forms unique mouth-like structure, swims in crab blood

Scripps Student Spotlight: Kendall Chancellor

A graduate student analyzes the bleaching of coral reefs across Pacific Ocean

Researchers collect seaweed at the tide pools

Revealing the Secrets of Seaweeds

UC San Diego researchers explore seaweed genome diversity in a first-of-its-kind project that could help solve societal challenges

Breaking the Patrisharky: Scientists Reexamine Gender Biases in Shark and Ray Mating Research

New study analyzes biological drivers of multiple paternity in sharks and rays, challenging decades of unbalanced research

New Research Unlocks Mysteries of Soupfin Shark Migration and Reproduction

Tracking the U.S. population of soupfin sharks yields firsts for science, implications for management and conservation

Scripps Student Spotlight: Mariela Rios

Graduate student seeks to find sustainability while promoting profitability for Veracruz, Mexico's sardine fishers

The Pandemic Blenny, a New Fish Discovered by Scripps Scientist

Scripps ichthyologist describes a new fish species whose name reflects these difficult times

Detail of Coronaviridae life cycle

Researchers Identify Natural Products with Potential Efficacy Against Coronavirus, Ebola, and Other Lethal Viruses

Review of the life histories of RNA viruses and the compounds that could disrupt them offers hope for curtailment of future pandemics

Scripps Student Spotlight: Camille Pagniello

Graduate student researches marine life through an array of sensory monitoring systems to decode ocean properties

Close-up image of bamboo coral Acanella arbuscula

Scientists Call for Decade of Concerted Effort to Enhance Understanding of the Deep Seas

Decade of Ocean Science offers opportunity for discovery

Scripps-Rady Ocean Plastic Pollution Challenge

Applications open for solution-based course to tackle marine pollution

A California killifish.

New Study Finds That Parasites Can Drain Energy from Hosts Prior to Infection

Study led by Scripps scientists looks at the impact of brain-infecting parasites on California killifish

Digital raster of the suction disc of a clingfish

Clinging on Tighter: Scientists Reenvision Bioinspired Suction Cup

New study and prototype design follow up previous efforts to recreate clingfish suction disc

E/V Nautilus. Photo: Ocean Exploration Trust

Scientists Studying Biodiversity and Pharmaceutical Potential on Seafloor off California

Viewers can tune in live to watch trio of Scripps Oceanography researchers and their students explore the deep ocean

A weedy seadragon in the wild

SeadragonSearch: Using Community Science to Conserve Australia’s Charismatic Animals

Community-driven research initiative uses artificial intelligence tools to identify seadragons from uploaded photos; resulting data will inform conservation policy

fish eye

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

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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

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