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The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sep 13, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Leading biomedical hubs such as Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego have long been the envy of the nation. Aspiring biotech centers elsewhere, such as those in Texas and Florida, seek to duplicate their success. The city of San Diego made the biotech hub on Torrey Pines Mesa possible by zoning that area for research and development and light industry, Walshok said. So instead of allowing the usual commercial development on prime coastal land, it was kept open for science. &ldquo;These decisions were made in the late 1940s and early 1950s, before there was any idea of a University of California, by the way,&rdquo; Walshok said. &ldquo;That was because John Jay Hopkins, founder of General Dynamics, and Roger Revelle, the head of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, convinced the City Council that we would not be devastated by the post-World War II downturn if we focused on science and technology, particularly (projects) important to national security and the military.&rdquo;</span></p>

Los Angeles Times
Sep 12, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Microscopic plants that grow on the thin surface of the ocean can influence cloud formation miles above. The discovery, published this week in the journal Nature, gives scientists a better understanding of how clouds are made in some parts of the world. It also could improve their forecasts of how global warming will affect cloud cover. Most of us think that pure water freezes at temperatures just below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but that&#39;s not true. The temperature has to be much colder before water will freeze on its own without something to freeze on to. A good analogy is rock candy, said Lynn Russell, a professor of atmospheric chemistry at UC San Diego&#39;s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. If you put a string in a hot solution of sugar and water, sugar crystals will form along the string as the solution cools. However, if there is no string, the solution will become nothing more than a sugary syrup. &ldquo;In both cases the sugar is there, but if you don&#39;t put the string in, it can&#39;t make crystals,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;It&#39;s the same thing with ice. It needs something to make a crystal on.&rdquo;</span></p>

Times of San Diego
Sep 09, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14.0625600814819px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5000953674316px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Researchers at </span><a href="https://scripps.ucsd.edu/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(33, 117, 155); text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s; -webkit-transition: color 0.3s; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14.0625600814819px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5000953674316px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Scripps Institution of Oceanography</a><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14.0625600814819px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5000953674316px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> have released images and other details about&nbsp;a deep-sea site 30 miles west of Del Mar where </span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(33, 117, 155); text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s; -webkit-transition: color 0.3s; font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14.0625600814819px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5000953674316px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">methane</a><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: 'Droid Sans'; font-size: 14.0625600814819px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.5000953674316px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> is seeping out of the seafloor.</span></p>

San Diego 6
Sep 09, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: auto; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&ldquo;The diversity of habitat types we saw within this one </span><span style="font-size: medium;">seep</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: auto; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> was really striking,&rdquo; said Ben Grupe, a Scripps alumnus who led the study. &ldquo;Some areas featured dense but patchy clam beds, others had sediments covered with bacterial mats, while others had snails and glass sponges living on large carbonate rocks.&rdquo;</span></p>

CBS 8
Sep 09, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 15.3000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.9500007629395px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography have released video of some unique deep sea creatures living off the coast of Del Ma</span></p>

The Straits Times
Sep 06, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: SelaneTen, Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 27.142858505249px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">She studied insect ecology at Oxford University. She met Dr Ralph Lewin, a professor of marine microbiology at an international conference in 1968 and they married a year later. She joined him at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California, San Diego, and started working on marine insects.</span></p>

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sep 03, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 17.007999420166px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 0.255119979381561px; line-height: 27.2127990722656px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">But Brice Semmens, an assistant professor in the marine biology research division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, said sportfishing generally does not affect populations of wild fish nearly as much as commercial fishing.</span></p>

Discovery News
Sep 02, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">In its latest update, the World Meteorological Organization &mdash; the UN&rsquo;s authoritative body for studying weather and ocean-atmosphere interaction &mdash; says the 2015-2016 El Ni&ntilde;o event is the strongest since 1997-1998 and is potentially among the four strongest events since 1950. In case you&rsquo;re still unclear on the concept, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego explains that El Ni&ntilde;o is a temporary change in the climate of the Pacific ocean, in the region around the equator, which becomes slightly warmer. Normally, east-to-west winds push warm water westward and pull up colder deep water to replace it in the east, moderating ocean temperatures.</span></p>

KPBS
Sep 02, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Many Americans are missing out on the nutritional benefits of fish and shellfish because they are falling short of weekly recommendations for seafood servings, according to USDA researchers. Theresa Sinicrope Talley, California Sea Grant Extension specialist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, said many Americans prefer imported fish like tuna, salmon and shrimp. She said 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat is imported. &quot;It&#39;s not a problem,&quot; Talley told KPBS Midday Edition </span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1063029193" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">on Wednesday</span></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">. &quot;I think it would be better to include more smaller fish. They tend to be a little more efficient because you get more energy per unit.&quot;</span></p>

10 News
Aug 31, 2015
<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">You don&rsquo;t have to look at computer weather models to verify El Ni&ntilde;o continues to develop out in the Pacific Ocean. Sea surface temperatures continue to show warming, in red and yellow along the coast. &ldquo;The models forecasted for this to carry on through the winter,&rdquo; said Tim Barnett, climatologist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> &nbsp;</p>