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Researchers Extract First Layered Lake-Sediment Sample from Subglacial Antarctica

March 9, 2023

For the first time, a team of researchers with the National Science Foundation-funded project Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA) has successfully extracted layered sediments from beneath the modern Antarctic ice sheet.

UC San Diego Receives $15M Cryptocurrency Donation, Largest for Research on Airborne Pathogens

March 7, 2023

UC San Diego has received a $15M cryptocurrency gift, directed by Vitalik Buterin, to establish the Meta-Institute for Airborne Disease in a Changing Climate.

UC San Diego Leads Sessions on Climate Change, Space, and Neuroscience at SXSW 2023

March 7, 2023

At the 2023 South by Southwest(SXSW) conference, which runs March 10-14, scientists and leaders from UC San Diego will contribute their expertise to programming on climate change, space, health, and blue technology.

Coastal Water Pollution Transfers to the Air in Sea Spray Aerosol and Reaches People on Land

March 2, 2023

New research led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has confirmed that coastal water pollution transfers to the atmosphere in sea spray aerosol, which can reach people beyond just beachgoers, surfers, and swimmers.

Scientists and Surf Organizations Confirm What Surfers Already Know

February 28, 2023

Scientists find that offshore wind tends to encourage development of the tubular barrel waves favored by advanced surfers. “This is common surfing wisdom, but it has not been something that has been scientifically studied,” said Scripps Oceanography's Falk Feddersen, who led a new study.

Love Your Wetlands Day Teams Up With California Volunteers For Community Climate Action Day

February 9, 2023

California Volunteers, Office of the Governor partnered with the UC San Diego Natural Reserve System on annual Love Your Wetlands Day to promote a countywide day of service to fight climate change.

Engineering Students Aim to Take 3D-Printed AUV to the Arctic

February 7, 2023

Undergraduate engineering students in the Yonder Deep student organization have found a way to sharpen their marine robotics skills while working toward solutions to the climate crisis. The organization aims to design and 3D print a low-cost, modular, and fully autonomous underwater vehicle.

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.
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