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  1. Research Highlights: Bizarre to the Bone

    Strange sea worms emit acid to feast on whale skeletons May 08, 2013   “Stunning.” That’s the descriptor Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego marine biologist Greg Rouse used in recounting his first experiences with an eye-opening species o ...

    Last Updated: May 21 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Research Highlight: Tropical Storms, Global Consequences

    Will the world’s wettest places or the warmest ones see more rainfall as climate changes? May 08, 2013 Rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO 2) are driving recent changes to the global climate, and these changes are sometimes referred to as global warming b ...

    Last Updated: May 21 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Research Highlight: Big Result from a Tiny Ocean

    Replica ocean-atmosphere system on Scripps campus gives important clues on how marine life is linked to cloud formation Apr 25, 2013 A team of UC San Diego researchers that built a replica ocean-atmosphere system in an on-campus laboratory found evidence ...

    Last Updated: May 21 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Research Highlight: The Mysterious Glow from Coral Reefs

    Scientists learn more about fluorescent light that shifts color over coral’s lifetime Apr 09, 2013 The health of coral reefs around the world has been threatened from a variety of natural and human-produced sources. In order to more accurately decipher th ...

    Last Updated: May 21 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: From the Sahara to the Sierra, a Stormy End for Dust and Bioparticles

    UCSD researchers find that dust and other aerosols from one side of the world influence rainfall in another Feb 28, 2013 The rain and snow that fall in California’s Sierra Nevada got their initial kick half a world away, according to a team of researchers ...

    Last Updated: May 8 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Research Highlight: Rewriting the Sea Lily Family History

    Scripps researcher leads DNA study tracing sea animal ancestry before the dawn of dinosaurs Feb 20, 2013 The family tree of a group of sea creatures with an ancient pedigree is being called into question. A study led by a researcher at Scripps Institution ...

    Last Updated: August 6 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: Greenland Ice Cores Hint at Sea-level Rise Future

    The Greenland ice sheet did not melt as much as expected during a recent warming period but that may mean Antarctic ice sheets melted more than expected Feb 06, 2013 The planet is warming up, ice is melting, and the sea is rising. But to what extent? How ...

    Last Updated: February 28 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Research Highlight: Biodiversity: The Key to Productivity

    Research Highlight: Biodiversity: The Key to Productivity Jun 10, 2011 By Kait Frasier A global field study of reef fish has revealed a previously unknown fact: There is no such thing as too much biodiversity. So conclude 54 scientists, including Octavio ...

    Last Updated: March 8 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Research Highlight: Extremophiles Unite!

    Research Highlight: Extremophiles Unite! Jun 14, 2011 Extremophiles Unite! Antarctica brings together rock-eating bacteria and the scientists who study them     Never mind New York, New York. If you can make it in Antarctica’s dry valleys, you really can ...

    Last Updated: February 6 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Research Highlight: Grape Expectations

    Historical warming trends in Napa Valley may not be as large as initially thought, but significant nonetheless. Research Highlight: Grape Expectations Jun 30, 2011 Historical warming trends in Napa Valley may not be as large as initially thought, but sign ...

    Last Updated: February 6 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography