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Biological oceanographer Moira Decima

A Scientist's Life: Moira Décima

Curator of the Pelagic Invertebrate Collection at Scripps Oceanography seeks to understand changes caused by a warmer, more acidic ocean

Palmyra coral reef

Central Pacific Coral Reef Shows Remarkable Recovery Despite Two Warm-Water Events

Study shows value of looking at long-term trends in face of climate change

2022 SeaTech cohort stands in front of ocean

SeaTech Connects High School Students in Alaska to Research with Scripps Scientists

High school students from Sitka, Alaska receive mentorship from Scripps scientists in researching soundscapes in marine ecosystems

Ocean Observing, Island Nation Collaboration Top Agenda for Scripps at UN Ocean Conference

Event beginning June 26 will address crisis facing global oceans

Lake Geneva. Photo: Benoit Tissu

New Hybrid Machine Learning Forecasts Lake Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change

Well-studied Lake Geneva serves as testbed

Biomimetic coral tissue 3-D printed by researchers

3D Bioprinting Process Produces Living Coral Microhabitats

Novel biomaterials open long-term possibility of creating artificial corals

Marine biologist Amro Hamdoun with modified sea urchins

Genetics Breakthrough in Sea Urchins to Aid in Biomedical Research

Use of gene editing tool CRISPR allows development of genetically engineered marine animals

Portrait of a smiling woman with long brown hair; she is seen near a pier.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Chanel Robles

MAS MBC student researches the roles of green sea turtles in Baja California

A pod of Southern Resident orcas in British Columbia, Canada. Photo:cullenphotos/iStockPhoto

A New Way to Differentiate Orca Whale “Cultures” through Audio Recordings

The lifestyles of three types of orcas revealed through their clicks and whistles

scientist studying beaker

Deciphering the Biosynthetic Gene Cluster for Potent Freshwater Toxin

Scientific discovery enables future monitoring of harmful toxin

Dante Capone headshot

Scripps Student Spotlight: Dante Capone

PhD student researches how California wildfires affect coastal marine plankton

Osmund Holm-Hansen 1928-2021

Osmund Holm-Hansen: 1928-2021

Leading scientist in plankton dynamics of polar regions

Images of dinoflagellates collected during Long-Term Ecological Reseach cruise off California, 2021

Scientists Announce Comprehensive Regional Diagnostic of Microbial Ocean Life using DNA Testing

Large-scale ‘metabarcoding’ methods could revolutionize how society understands forces that drive seafood supply, planet’s ability to remove greenhouse gases

School of fish over a coral bed underwater

Ambitious New Environmental Challenge Aims to Rewild 40 Globally Significant Island Ecosystems from Ridge to Reef by 2030

Island Conservation, Re:wild, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the Government of Panama, and the Government of Palau Launch 2030 Island-Ocean Connection Challenge at Our Ocean Conference with $50 Million Secured

Microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert

A Scientist's Life: Jack Gilbert

Microbial ecologist seeks ways to collaborate with bacteria to improve human and ecosystem health

Scripps Student Spotlight: Natalie Posdaljian

PhD student examines marine mammal acoustics as a signal of greater changes in the ecosystem

Sand dollars off La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Greg Rouse

Study Reconsiders Early Evolution of Sea Urchins

Genome-scale analysis of evolutionary relationships and times of origin of sea urchins and their relatives prompts re-evaluation of their fossil record

Close-up image of a coral.

Advanced Imaging Reveals New Cellular and Molecular Details of Coral-Algae Relationship

Findings expand understanding of ecologically important animal-microbe relationship

Ryan Kich in front of Golden Gate Bridge

Scripps Student Spotlight: Ryan Kich

Graduate student researches the microbiomes of fish gills, and how those bacteria potentially affect fish health

Reefscapes of the Mo’orea backreef. Photo credit: Shayle Matsuda/ UH SOEST.

“Taste” and “Smell” of Coral Reefs Provide Insights into Dynamic Ecosystem

Breakthrough in detecting chemical identity of reefs

Erica Ferrer close-up shot

Scripps Student Spotlight: Erica Ferrer

PhD candidate researches sustainability in small-scale fisheries

Adrianus Kalmijn, pioneer of shark electromagnetic research, 1933-2021

Adrianus Kalmijn: 1933-2021

Pioneer in discovering how sharks harness electromagnetic energy to sense prey

Sydney Plummer headshot

Scripps Student Spotlight: Sydney Plummer

PhD student investigates marine phytoplankton and their influence on the environment

mask floating in ocean

New Study Pinpoints Likely Path of COVID-Related Plastic Waste in the Ocean

Researchers use a new model to project where the surge of mismanaged medical waste will end up—including beaches, seabeds, and the Arctic Ocean

fish

Better climate models predict worse outcomes for future marine ecosystems in our warming oceans

Results show continued high emissions “much worse” for marine life

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