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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.