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New Research Shows Wildlife & Marine Environment Benefit when Island-Ocean Connections Are Restored

December 5, 2022

A new perspective published today recognizes the critical link between island and marine ecosystems and identifies island and near-shore marine environmental characteristics that promote strong linkages in these ecosystems around the world.

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.

Reflections on COP27 from a First-Time Delegate

November 22, 2022

As a Filipino international student at UC San Diego, I watched what might have been the most talked-about issue at COP27: the concept of loss and damage in which those most responsible for the climate change that has taken place so far help those with less to do with it recover.

UC San Diego Ranked 8th Globally for Most Influential Researchers

November 22, 2022

The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional researchers who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. UC San Diego ranks 8th in the world for 2022.

Study of Ocean Currents Reveals Intensification of Tropical Cyclones Around the World

November 17, 2022

Climate scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and colleagues used ocean current data gathered over several decades to create a new way to infer cyclone intensity.

Rescued Octopus Provides Rare Chance for Researchers to Understand Life Cycle

November 14, 2022

The chance rescue of a deep-sea octopus from a line trap gave researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego an unprecedented opportunity to witness a key part of the species' life cycle.

Parasites Associated with Eating Fish Showing Up in Southern California Fishing Locales

November 7, 2022

Researchers at Scripps Oceanography discovered that a snail species carrying human-infecting flatworms is widespread in California. Their preliminary documentation suggests that the parasites are in the tissue of various Southern California fishes, including those commonly fished.

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.

Collaborations by UC San Diego Researchers Win Cluster of National Awards

November 1, 2022

The U.S. National Science Foundation announced $30 million in research awards to support new interdisciplinary, fundamental research projects for the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program — 20 percent of the funding was awarded to UC San Diego researchers.

Ultrasonic Antifouling Devices Found Damaging to Whales

October 31, 2022

Research off the coast of Mexico’s Guadalupe Island in the Pacific Ocean has revealed ultrasonic antifouling (UA) devices as a new form of noise pollution that threatens the habitats of whales and possibly other marine mammals.
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