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Janet Sprintall

A Scientist’s Life: Janet Sprintall

Physical oceanographer tracks circulation in one of the world’s busiest ocean interchanges

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

Sophia Merrifield headshot

Scripps Oceanography Researcher Receives Young Investigator Award

Office of Naval Research award will support Sophia Merrifield's work on robotic systems

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

B-52 fly by at Andersen Air Force Base

Remains of U.S. Pilot Recovered offshore Vietnam

Scripps Oceanography’s Project Recover uses advanced underwater technology to aid in recovery

Hydrogen-Hybrid research vessel

UC San Diego Receives $35 Million in State Funding for New California Coastal Research Vessel

First-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid vessel will be vital to education and research

SUNY Albany researcher Sujata Murty retrieves coral core to study paleoclimate

Review Evaluates Evidence for Intensifying Indian Ocean Water Cycle

Report calls for better integration of observations, models, and paleoclimate research

Rhys Tallentire

Scripps Student Spotlight: Rhys Tallentire

An undergraduate student researches coral reef biogeochemistry and its global decline

Workers in hard hats and jump suits deploying mooring from research vessel.

Mixing It Up

Oceanographers search for turbulent-driven upwelling at bottom of the ocean

Athina Lange Headshot

Scripps Student Spotlight: Athina Lange

A graduate student studies wave runup through ocean topography, and how it can be used to forecast flooding in coastal communities

Penguins on Southern Ocean sea ice

Voyager: Is There Really a Southern Ocean?

Asked by Michigan Center Junior High School 7th Grade class, Michigan Center, Mich.

Richard Seymour: 1929-2021

Richard Seymour: 1929-2021

Architect of the iconic Coastal Data Information Program, world’s largest repository of scientific, directional wave data

Map showing route of water circulating around the world's oceans.

The ‘Grand Tour’ Atlantic Ocean Water Takes Around the World

An analysis of “big data” by Scripps oceanographers traces where water goes when it leaves the Atlantic ocean basin

Scripps oceanographer Grant Deane

A Scientist's Life: Grant Deane

Oceanographer studies how much bubbles can reveal about the state of the oceans

Spotlights illuminate an instrument used to detect pockets of warm Pacific Ocean water that penetrated the Arctic Ocean

The 'Heat Bombs' Destroying Arctic Sea Ice

Unprecedented observations could revise forecasts of melt in polar ocean

Photo: Simone Staff

The Wave Beneath Their Wings

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

Portarit of a female astronaut with short brown hair wearing a blue jumpsuit. She is standing in a training facility and her arms are crossed.

Ready for Liftoff: Alumna Megan McArthur to Pilot Space Mission

Astronaut and graduate of Scripps Oceanography to visit International Space Station as part of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission

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

Water temperature measurement, Scripps Pier, Aug. 18, 2018. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

Cause of Historic Ocean Heat Wave off San Diego in 2018

Stifled ocean activity the dominant force behind historic event

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

Feet of a Buddha statue in water

How an Unusually Warm Indian Ocean Caused Flooding on Yangtze River

Climate modelers unravel a mystery with a surprising connection to Australian bushfires and African locust swarms.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Benjamin Davis

Graduate student monitors brine disposal methods from desalination plants and their potential detrimental effects on the ocean

Scripps Student Spotlight: Samuel Kekuewa

Graduate student studies correlation between ocean acidity and coral reefs

Sea ice

Simulation vs Reality: Researchers Modify Climate Model to Explain Expanding Antarctic Sea Ice

Scientists take one step closer to understanding the enigma of Southern Ocean sea ice expansion despite rising global temperatures

Sarah Purkey

A Scientist’s Life: Sarah Purkey

Oceanographer monitors ocean heat content, key driving force behind sea-level rise

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