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Munk Guyot, revealed by multibeam sonar surveys made in lawnmower-like swaths.

Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

The new Munk Guyot southwest of Hawaii was mapped by research vessel Sally Ride in 2019

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

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

Double rainbow over Scripps Pier

Scripps Celebrates the Class of 2021

See where some of our graduates are headed next

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

Deployment of a float at sea with boat in background.

StartBlue Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

UC San Diego’s new ocean-focused accelerator accepting applications from May 21 to July 2

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

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

A composite image featuring portarits of two smiling women

Shooting for the Moon

UC San Diego alumnae Jessica Meir and Kate Rubins selected to NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024

Two men on a research pier overlooking the ocean

Scripps Alumni Spotlight: V. Elliott Smith

Researcher and author V. Elliott Smith, PhD '68, reflects on his career and discusses his new mystery novel

A blue screen with the word Wavelengths written in white letters

Scripps Oceanography Debuts Wavelengths Video Series

Hosted YouTube video series showcases the cutting-edge research happening at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

A woman stands in front of a plane on a tarmack.

Scripps Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Ward

MAS MBC alumna harnesses her science communication skills and passion for sharing Earth’s stories as a video producer for NASA

Astronaut Jessica Meir called her alma mater from space to participate in a live Q&A session. Photos: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

An Out of This World Conversation with Astronaut Jessica Meir

UC San Diego alumna discussed her journey from 'STEM to Stars' during live Q&A from space

Scripps alumna and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

From the Sea to the Stars

Scripps Oceanography alumna Jessica Meir, PhD ‘09, launches to the International Space Station, fulfilling a lifelong dream

A gray wahle breaching. Photo: Alisa Schulman-Janiger

Research Highlight: Scientists Find Key Changes in Gray Whale Migration Routes off Southern California

Increasing numbers of gray whales migrating closer to shore could put whales at risk for ship strikes, entanglements, and pollution

A woman leans over to touch a succulent in a garden.

Around the Pier: Scripps Succulent Garden Sheds Light on Coral Reefs

Graduates of Scripps Oceanography program develop coral reef-inspired succulent garden on campus to bring science out of labs

Portrait of a smiling man who is wearing a pink shirt

A Scientist's Life: Octavio Aburto-Oropeza

Marine ecologist and photographer studies ways to use technology to improve fisheries, considers economic value of flourishing ecosystems

Scripps Oceanography alumna Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.

Around the Pier: Fighting for the Ocean

Scripps Oceanography alumna Ayana Elizabeth Johnson returns to campus to discuss her ocean conservation work grounded in social justice

Rear Admiral Brian Brown

Scripps Alumnus Highlight: Q&A with Rear Admiral Brian Brown

Rear Admiral Brian Brown, MS ‘87, recently appointed to serve as commander of Naval Information Forces

A woman near a dive locker

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Orbits Back to Scripps Campus for a Visit

Scripps alumna delivered keynote address at Blue Tech Week, engaged in roundtable discussion with students, and participated in Facebook Live Q&A during visit

Dr. Andy Nosal holds a leopard shark

A Scientist's Life: Andy Nosal

Marine biologist specializes in behavior and ecology of sharks and rays

Dr. Andy Nosal holds a leopard shark

Meet Andy Nosal, the Scripps Researcher with a Passion for Science Communication—and Sharks

The winner of a prestigious science communicator’s award, Nosal strives to dispel myths about sharks

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