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New Species of Deep-Sea Fish Discovered off Costa Rica

January 19, 2023

A team of researchers led by UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography has discovered a new species of fish—a member of the eelpout family—that lives in the eastern Pacific Ocean off Costa Rica.

Scientists Dig into Sediments for Clues on Carbon Storage

December 2, 2022

UC San Diego researchers have been studying sediment to better understand how mangrove ecosystems sequester carbon dioxide, a planet-warming greenhouse gas. A new study describes Scripps Oceanography-led work to examine more than 100 sediment cores from mangrove forests across Latin America.

Meet the UC San Diego Delegates Headed to Egypt for UN Climate Conference

November 3, 2022

World leaders, climate experts and policymakers from nearly 200 counties are preparing to descend upon the seaside city of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt for a United Nations climate conference that kicks off next week.

Diving into Seabird Science

October 20, 2022

Growing up in a rural Southern California town in the 1990s, Tammy Russell didn’t know any scientists, but she started dreaming about a future in marine science. Fast forward to 2022, and Russell is now living out her childhood dreams as a PhD student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Environmental Scientist Jesse Ausubel to Receive 2022 Nierenberg Prize

October 3, 2022

Renowned environmental scientist Jesse H. Ausubel will be honored with the 2022 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest. This award is presented annually by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Nierenberg Family to honor the memory of William A. Nierenberg.

Jane Teranes: 1969-2022

July 20, 2022

Jane Teranes, a teaching professor and paleoclimatologist who provided a bridge for UC San Diego undergraduates to engage with Scripps Institution of Oceanography science, died July 2, 2022 after a brief illness. She was 52.

Hidden Mangrove Forest in the Yucatan Peninsula Reveals Ancient Sea Levels

October 4, 2021

A new study led by researchers across the University of California system in the United States and researchers in Mexico focuses on an ancient mangrove forest that is thriving in the Yucatan Peninsula—more than 124 miles from the coast.

New Assessment Examines 10 Reasons Why the Coronavirus Is Airborne

April 15, 2021

There is consistent, strong evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is predominantly transmitted through the air, according to a new assessment published April 15 in the medical journal Lancet.

Scientists Map “Pulse” of Groundwater Flow through California’s Central Valley

April 7, 2021

For the first time, scientists at the University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and School of Global Policy and Strategy, as well as the U.S. Geological Survey are using advanced satellite data to map the “pulse” of groundwater flow through the San Joaquin Valley.

New Study Identifies Mountain Snowpack Most “At-Risk” from Climate Change

March 1, 2021

In a new study, Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate scientists Amato Evan and Ian Eisenman identify regional variations in snowpack melt as temperatures increase, and they present a theory that explains which mountain snowpacks worldwide are most “at-risk” from climate change.
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