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UC San Diego’s Scripps Oceanography Awarded $5.6 Million for DDT Ocean Dumpsite Research

September 26, 2022

New congressionally-directed funding awarding $5.6 million to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego will aim to improve characterization of the extent of the dumpsite, and support additional monitoring and research.

Second Seafloor Survey of Dumpsite off Coast of Southern California Completed

January 8, 2024

As part of ongoing efforts to understand the scale of the environmental impact from industrial waste dumping off the coast of Southern California, researchers from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography revisited two industrial undersea dumpsites in April 2023.

Study Finds Toxic Pollutants in Fish Across the World’s Oceans

January 28, 2016

A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world’s oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

Seafloor Survey Finds Thousands of Barrels at DDT Dumpsite off LA Coast

April 29, 2021

…Thousands of Barrels at DDT Dumpsite off LA Coast Scripps Oceanography scientists mapped 36,000 acres using advanced ocean robotics and sonar An expedition led by UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography mapped more than 36,000 acres of seafloor between Santa Catalina Island and the Los Angeles coast in a…

UC San Diego and UC San Diego Health Communications Teams Honored for Their Work

November 24, 2021

Communications and public relations professionals from UC San Diego Health and UC San Diego’s University Communications were among those recognized in this year’s Bernays Awards, presented by the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Contamination from Marine Mammals May Hamper Recovery of California Condors

August 8, 2016

Biologists have discovered high levels of pesticides and other contaminants from marine mammals in the tissues of endangered California condors living near the coast that they say could complicate recovery efforts for the largest land bird in North America.

UC San Diego Receives $7.35 Million in Federal Community Project Funding

March 17, 2022

…funding include: Southern California DDT ocean dumpsite characterization, monitoring, and research - $5.6 million Requested by Senators Feinstein and Padilla Researchers use Remotely Operated Vehicle SuBastian to collect sediment push cores and record video footage, data that will be used to add to the assessment on how this stretch of…

Pollutants in Fish Inhibit Human’s Natural Defense System

April 15, 2016

In a new study, environmental pollutants found in fish were shown to obstruct the human body’s natural defense system to expel harmful toxins. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego-led research team suggests that this information should be used to better assess the human health risks from eating…

Oreskes’ Book Wins History of Science Society Prize

November 15, 2011

…the past half-century – DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, the ozone hole, and global warming – Oreskes and Conway reveal a historical pattern in which a small group of science advisors undermine scientific findings and raise doubt about the work of scientific experts.” Ed Larson, chair of the Davis Prize…

The Underwater Library at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

April 8, 2021

…after the discovery of DDT waste barrels off the coast of Southern California. Because Scripps and CalCOFI maintain a collection of biological specimens pulled from the ocean at known locations across space and time for the better part of a century, the program has the potential to broach historical samples…

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