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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

SUNRISE in the Gulf of Mexico

Watching how water moves at a busy ocean intersection

Post-atmospheric river flooding in Sacramento, 2019. Caldor Fire, 2021

More Evidence that California Weather Is Trending toward Extremes

Patterns associated with wildfires increasing in frequency, those linked to “normal” rainfall decreasing

Sree portrait by pier

Scripps Student Spotlight: Sree Gopal

Recent MAS MBC graduate researched coastal management and policy within blue carbon ecosystems and sea-level rise adaptation

Proposed conceptual rendering of the new California coastal research vessel.

Naval Architect Selected for UC San Diego’s New California Coastal Hybrid-Hydrogen Research Vessel

Vessel with zero-emission capabilities will now move to design phase

A profile photo of Jane Teranes

Jane Teranes: 1969-2022

Teaching professor regarded as a mentor and inspiration to countless students

ROV Jason samples 368°C black smoker fluids using titanium syringe-style samplers for analysis in the McDermott laboratory at Lehigh University. Image credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, National Deep Submergence Facility, remotely operated vehicle Jason team, National Science Foundation.

New Hydrothermal Field Discovered in East Pacific Ocean

Discovery by Scripps Oceanography geoscientist and colleagues demonstrates there are more hydrothermal vents in deep sea than thought

Russ Davis with Argo float components

Russ E. Davis: 1941-2022

Inventive engineer transformed studies of ocean’s role in climate and upper-ocean dynamics

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

James Riddell headshot

Scripps Student Spotlight: James Riddell

Recent graduate of marine biology undergrad program helps identify viruses using bioinformatics tools from hydrothermal vents

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

Two graduates holding arms to form heart shape in front of ocean view.

Hats Off to You, Grads

Scripps celebrates the Class of 2022, checks in to see where some of our graduates are headed next

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

Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii. Photo: NOAA

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach New High

Peak monthly average of 421 parts per million is 50 percent greater than pre-industrial levels

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

Bands visible from Scripps Oceanography campus reveal internal waves breaking at the ocean surface. Image: Drew Lucas

The Delicate, Detailed, and Chilling Dynamics of Underwater Waves

Novel technology spurs environmental insights in Scripps’ front yard

Scripps oceanographer Julie McClean

A Scientist's Life: Julie McClean

Physical oceanographer seeks to simulate ocean and sea ice physics for climate research

An American flag and a Progress Pride flag wave from a flagpole.

A Wave of Support for Pride Month 2022

Scripps Oceanography students, faculty and staff celebrate Pride Month, reflect on experiences as members of the queer community in science and academia

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

Researchers with Adam Young carrying a LIDAR drone on the beach.

As California Cliffs Erode, UC San Diego Team Works to Track and Understand these Changes

Advanced imaging and geotechnical technology powering understanding of our coastline and its hazards

Gas flaring

Time to Broaden Strategy to Avert Catastrophic Climate Change

New study shows that only with a dual assault on carbon dioxide and other largely neglected climate pollutants will it be possible to keep the 1.5°C guardrail in sight and stay below 2°C

scientist studying beaker

Deciphering the Biosynthetic Gene Cluster for Potent Freshwater Toxin

Scientific discovery enables future monitoring of harmful toxin

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