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A Grassroots Composting Success

May 2, 2023

Sustainability-minded graduate students at UC San Diego living in the Grad and Family Housing (GFH) complex have launched a new composting effort to benefit the environment and enhance the residential community.

Did Volcanoes Provide the Spark of Life?

May 2, 2023

Scripps Oceanography researcher Jeffrey Bada proposes that volcanism could have produced the lightning bolts that charged life into existence.

Inclusive Excellence Awards Applaud Accessibility Innovators

May 2, 2023

16 individuals, departments and campus organizations were honored at the 28th annual Inclusive Excellence Awards ceremony on April 26.

Elephant Seals Drift Off to Sleep While Diving Far Below the Ocean Surface

April 20, 2023

For the first time, scientists have recorded brain activity in a free-ranging, wild marine mammal, revealing the sleep habits of elephant seals during the months they spend at sea.

Birch Aquarium Announces Two Weekends of Earth Day Celebrations

April 19, 2023

This Earth Day, Birch Aquarium is throwing a Party for the Planet, offering guests a fun opportunity to celebrate our ocean’s biodiversity and learn how they can take action to make a difference.

“Bizarre” Yoda Acorn Worm Makes Top 10 Marine Species List

March 23, 2023

A team of marine scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego described a new acorn worm species, Yoda demiankoopi, in a paper published in 2022. Now the deep-sea worm is among the top 10 new marine species acknowledged by the World Register of Marine Species.

Schmidt Futures Fellows Seek to Expand Promise of AI in STEM Fields

March 23, 2023

Ten UC San Diego postdoctoral scholars are applying artificial intelligence (AI) methods to their research in a range of fields thanks to support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, a program of Schmidt Futures.

California Governor Gavin Newsom Visits UC San Diego’s Nimitz Marine Facility

March 23, 2023

California Governor Gavin Newsom and Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins stopped by UC San Diego’s Nimitz Marine Facility on Sunday, March 19 to highlight an innovative new California coastal research vessel in development.

New Study Provides First Comprehensive Look at Oxygen Loss on Coral Reefs

March 16, 2023

A new study is providing an unprecedented examination of oxygen loss on coral reefs around the globe under ocean warming. Led by researchers at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the study captures the current state of hypoxia—or low oxygen levels—at 32 different sites.

New Study Examines Noise Reduction from Retrofitted Shipping Vessels

March 16, 2023

Researchers with the Scripps Whale Acoustics Lab teamed up with shipping giant Maersk to examine radiated noise from 12 of Maersk’s retrofitted vessels, an effort to identify whether design changes have an impact on noise levels. The study was published March 16 in the journal PLOS One.
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