News archives

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

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

Sixth year PhD student Camille Pagniello on a boat in the middle of the ocean

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

Plastic bottles with marine life on them in front of the ocean

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

Sign Up For
Explorations Now

explorations now is the free award-winning digital science magazine from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Join subscribers from around the world and keep up on our cutting-edge research.