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Pink Dye Experiment to Reveal Mysteries of Coastal Ocean Dynamics

February 2, 2023

This winter, researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of Washington are leading a pink-hued dye experiment, titled Plumes in Nearshore Conditions, or PiNC, to study how small freshwater outflows interact with the surfzone.

SalpPOOP Study Highlights Biogeochemical Importance of Zooplankton Fecal Pellets

February 2, 2023

New research links fivefold increases in carbon absorption to salp prevalence in the uppermost reaches of the ocean. It is thus a key natural process that mitigates the effects of fossil fuel use and other activities contributing to climate change.

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.

Probing Antarctica by Land, Sea, Air, and from Earth Orbit

January 17, 2023

More than half a dozen scientists from Scripps Oceanography and the Scripps Polar Center will be venturing to Antarctica for the 2022-23 field season.

Climate Change Exacerbating Gastrointestinal Problems in Children

January 10, 2023

Researchers at UC San Diego report that “precipitation shocks,” whether droughts or flood-causing rains, can increase rates of diarrheal diseases among children in tropical low-to- middle-income countries.

DARPA Forward National Convention Launched Sixth New Initiative at UC San Diego

January 10, 2023

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hosted the grand finale of its first-ever national conference series at UC San Diego in December. UC San Diego was the last stop and the largest conference attracting 900 attendees in-person and virtually. 

Marine Plankton Tell the Long Story of Ocean Health, and Maybe Human Too

January 6, 2023

UC San Diego researchers suggest that rising levels of manmade chemicals, accumulating in marine plankton, might be used to monitor the impact of human activity on ecosystem health and perhaps study links between ocean pollution and land-based rates of childhood and adult chronic illnesses.

Can COP Keep up with an Evolving Climate Effort?

December 15, 2022

Another United Nations climate conference (COP) has come and gone, leaving the world to scratch its head over what was accomplished. The annual conference has ballooned over the years into a massive climate festival: nearly 50,000 people — an all-time record — taking part.

Atmospheric River Reconnaissance Flights Get an Early Start this Winter

December 7, 2022

An expanded Atmospheric River Reconnaissance program began last month as a result of the unexpected “bomb cyclone” in October 2021 that hit North America’s West Coast, followed by another atmospheric river less than a month later that caused severe flooding in Washington.

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.
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