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Heat and Cold Damage Corals in Their Own Ways, Scripps Study Shows

February 2, 2012

Around the world coral reefs are facing threats brought by climate change and dramatic shifts in sea temperatures. While ocean warming has been the primary focus for scientists and ocean policy managers, cold events can also cause large-scale coral bleaching events.

Scripps Oceanography’s Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Toasts 10 Years

January 19, 2012

Scripps' Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) celebrates its 10-year anniversary and looks forward to the decades ahead with two special events (both events are free but reservations are required).

Obituary Notice: Renowned Research Physiologist Jeffrey B. Graham

December 13, 2011

Jeffrey B. Graham, a research physiologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, died of cancer at his home in San Diego Dec. 8. He was 70 years old.

Researchers Identify Mysterious Life Forms in the Extreme Deep Sea

October 24, 2011

A summer research expedition organized by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has led to the identification of gigantic amoebas at one of the deepest locations on Earth.

New NSF Grant Pairs Green Ocean Technology with Needed Earthquake Sensors

October 6, 2011

Combining recently launched green technology for navigating the oceans with the need to address gaps in critical earthquake information across the globe, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been granted $1.02 million from the National Science Foundation to develop a cutting-edge deep-ocean seismic system. With contributions from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Foundation for Earth Sciences in La Jolla, Calif., and Liquid Robotics Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., and Kamuela, Hawaii, the total project is valued at $1.46 million.

‘Illusion of Plenty’ Masking Collapse of Two Key Southern California Fisheries

September 26, 2011

The two most important recreational fisheries off Southern California have collapsed, according to a new study led by a researcher from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

New NSF Grant to Scripps and Oregon State Supports Seagoing Research Technicians for Arctic Science

September 8, 2011

A new $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and Oregon State University (OSU) will allow the most advanced seagoing technical personnel and their expertise to support science in the world’s northernmost seas.

First Global Picture of Greenhouse Gases Emerges from Pole-to-Pole Flights

September 7, 2011

A three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic has successfully produced an unprecedented portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere, scientists announced today.
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