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Nicole Adamson

Scripps Student Spotlight: Nicole Adamson

Undergraduate student examines red blood cell activity in teleost fish

High-Frequency Acoustic Recording Package (HARP) on the deck of R/V Pelican

Dodging Hurricane Ida While Listening to a Changing Gulf

Supercharged storms, marine mammal movements have human influence as a common cause

An underwater view of fish swimming in the submerged roots of a red mangrove forest.

Hidden Mangrove Forest in the Yucatan Peninsula Reveals Ancient Sea Levels

Researchers investigate an ancient coastal ecosystem found more than 120 miles from the nearest ocean, revealing sea level impacts from the last interglacial period

Alejandro Cano Lasso Carretero portrait

Scripps Student Spotlight: Alejandro Cano-Lasso Carretero

A Master of Advanced Studies student fuses art and science in order to understand the natural world

A male Halobates splendens specimen. Photo: National University of Singapore

The History of Insects Living on the Open Ocean Tracks with the History of the Currents They Ride

Researchers uncover how climatic changes influence the evolution of ocean skaters

Researchers use Remotely Operated Vehicle SuBastian to collect sediment push cores and collect video footage, data that will assess how this stretch of deep sea is responding to DDT.

Scientists Explore Mineral-Rich Seafloor, DDT Dump Sites; Discover Methane Seep, Whale Fall

Exploratory dives off California coast in waste dumping grounds and areas of potential mining will advance understanding of human impacts on deep-sea ecosystem

Deployment of phased array Doppler sonar (PADS) unit

Researchers Observe Potential Impacts of Seafloor Mining

Team uses field data to create a model to show behavior of sediment plumes

A giant sea bass swims near a kelp forest

New Study Holds Promise for “Critically Endangered” Giant Sea Bass

Scripps-led study recommends new assessment of giant sea bass species using data from both sides of U.S.-Mexico border

Woman jumping in field with rainbow in background.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Karina Halliman

Undergraduate focuses research on the health of marine ecosystems, from food webs in the Antarctic Peninsula to seabird populations along the U.S. West Coast

Photo: Octavio Aburto

Mexico an Emerging ‘Beacon’ for Ecotourism Thanks to Pristine Dive Sites

Global degradation has made unspoiled ocean expanses scarce but lucrative destinations

Lobsters in cage

Extreme Climate Events Threaten U.S. Fisheries, Fishermen, and Coastal Communities

In the first-ever nationwide Federal Fishery Disaster database, scientists with Scripps Institution of Oceanography and The Nature Conservancy paint a startling picture foreshadowing disaster for domestic fisheries

Aggregation of sardine in Gulf of California

Overfishing As Significant as Environmental Factors as Cause of Sardine Fishery Collapse

Study offers a new way to predict sardine population shifts and a counternarrative to current understanding

Woman standing in laboratory taking notes.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Monica Thukral

A graduate student studies the importance of small molecules and the improvements they can make in medicine and science

Photo: Simone Staff

The Wave Beneath Their Wings

The intricate dance between waves, wind, and gliding pelicans is worked out for the first time

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

Portrait of a man with short dark hair, glasses, and a blue shirt. He is standing outside with the ocean and trees visible in the background.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Ivan Moreno

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

A compilation photo featuring headshots of two women

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

Kendall Chancellor a third year PhD student at Scripps

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

Underbellies of two sharks encircling each other

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

Soupfin sharks at the bottom of the ocean

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

Mariela Rios scuba diving in the ocean

Scripps Student Spotlight: Mariela Rios

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

Photo of the newly discovered fish Pandemic Blenny

The Pandemic Blenny, a New Fish Discovered by Scripps Scientist

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

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