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R/V Sally Ride at sea.

Scripps-Led Research Team to Study Sediment Plumes at Sea
Upcoming cruise aboard R/V Sally Ride will examine sediment plumes to assess the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining

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Salty Cinema Series Brings Global Discussion on Plastics to the Big Screen
Scripps Oceanography MAS alumni make a big splash with environmentally conscious film screening series

Scripps biological oceanographer Lisa Levin

Scripps Biological Oceanographer Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Lisa Levin a pioneer in observing the consequences of diminishing supply of oxygen in the deep ocean

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

Scripps Biological Oceanographer Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Lisa Levin a pioneer in observing the consequences of diminishing supply of oxygen in the deep ocean

Around the Pier: New Keeling Curve Prize Inspired by Scripps Research Icon
Strategies sought to mitigate greenhouse gases

Research Highlight: Tasty and Pink, Sea Urchin Species May Be a Climate-Tolerant Food Source
A hardy urchin species shows potential to relieve pressure on more vulnerable species, according to new research by California Sea Grant-funded scientists

Human Health and the Oceans

Bioluminescent Worm Found to Have Iron Superpowers
New Scripps-led study finds common sea worm produces ferritin eight times more efficiently than humans

Complete Roster of Scripps Oceanography COP23 Press Events Available Online
Faculty, students covered range of science topics at climate talks

A Scientist’s Life: Tarik Benmarhnia
Climate change epidemiologist considers human health hazards

Resilience to Hazards

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Air Force, NOAA Poised to Probe Atmospheric Rivers
Weather reconnaissance flights to be made during peak of storm season

County of San Diego Partners with UC San Diego to Upgrade Fire Detection Network
County to add new cameras and boost network speed of hazard detection technology developed by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

On the Precipice: Study Identifies California Cliffs at Risk of Collapse
A California Sea Grant-funded study provides the largest analysis of cliff erosion throughout the state and provides a new hazard index for determining which areas are at most risk

Innovative Observation

Scripps-Led Research Team to Study Sediment Plumes at Sea
Upcoming cruise aboard R/V Sally Ride will examine sediment plumes to assess the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining

Recordings Spout Secrets Behind Blue Whale Behavior
More than 4,500 sounds from the world's largest animal analyzed

Top Ocean Research Organizations Develop Unified Voice at Scripps Meeting
Global research organization seeks to leverage technological advances to promote ocean protection

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