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Times of San Diego
Aug 26, 2016
A state-of-the-art research vessel built for Scripps Institution of Oceanography and honoring astronaut Sally Ride arrived at its new home Friday.

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Aug 26, 2016
Sally Ride's legacy as an explorer deepened Friday when a new research vessel bearing the late astronaut's name arrived in San Diego to become part of a fleet operated by UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

10 News
Aug 26, 2016
A new research vessel that will be operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will arrive at its new home for the first time.

Fox 5
Aug 26, 2016
A new research vessel that will be operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego arrived at its new home for the first time Friday.

Wired
Aug 25, 2016
This 238-foot beauty isn’t just oddly comfortable—it comes equipped with some serious tech for some serious oceanography. Featuring Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego’s R/V Sally Ride.

KPCC
Aug 25, 2016
At UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, researchers have had a front-row seat for climate change for a century.

Los Angeles Times
Aug 24, 2016
Bob Guza has the best job in California. Guza retired in 2012, but after a month off, the professor emeritus couldn't think of anything better to do with his time, so he went back to work. “I’m a lucky guy,” says the researcher at UC San Diego’s Scripps Center for Coastal Studies. I met Guza at the Scripps Pier, where his office hovers over the beach. Guza calls his operation the beach and sand lab, and he and his team of seven study the movement of sand along the California coast. Two things are happening simultaneously along the coast, Guza explained, and it's critical that we know more about each of them. One is beach erosion, the other is sea level rise. "If we do nothing, absolutely nothing, I'd say in 50 years we're going to have very few beaches left.”

CW6
Aug 24, 2016
A local researcher says if something isn’t done, San Diego’s beaches could be at risk of disappearing. Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego Professor Emeritus Bob Guza says, “Sand is like gold and there is a sand shortage in Southern California.” He and his research group have been studying ocean patterns, waves and beaches. And what they’ve noticed is there is more beach erosion and rising sea levels. “Our beaches are going to become narrow, in some places there won’t be any beaches. The water will be right up to the coast highway.” Professor Guza says while we can’t stop nature there is a way to help it. “If we do nothing and by nothing we don’t put sand on beaches and we don’t unclog, rivers, I’d say in 75 years we might see a big sea level rise.”

CBS8
Aug 23, 2016
An iconic San Diego landmark is celebrating a major milestone. The Scripps Pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego turned 100 and almost every day since it opened, the pier has played an important role for scientists. CBS News 8's Meteorologist Shawn Styles explains how in this Earth 8 report.

Los Angeles Times
Aug 23, 2016
As a series of marine heat waves linked to climate change has thrown ocean ecosystems out of whack from Australia to the coast of California, a cooling trend called La Niña has given scientists hope that water temperatures could come back into balance. But so far, the cooling weather pattern — predicted to follow as a result of last winter’s El Niño — remains squeezed by warmer ocean temperatures along a narrow stretch of the Earth’s equator. That might be good news for California's marine life, if not the drought. However, the cooling ocean waters also usually boost nutrient-rich conditions that can help sea life that has been suffering of late, including the kelp forests along San Diego County coast. “La Niña is embedded in this pool of really warm water in the eastern, tropical Pacific,” said Art Miller, head of the ocean and atmosphere section at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. “You can see the cooling right along the equator, but there are these vast spaces of really warm upper-ocean conditions that it’s trying to push its way through.”