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Scientists Investigate the Role of the ‘Silent Killer’ Inside Deep-Diving Animals

May 14, 2014

With its imperceptible features, carbon monoxide is widely known as the “silent killer” due to its risks at lethal concentrations. Far less known is that carbon monoxide is produced naturally in small quantities in humans and animals, and in recent years medical researchers have evaluated the gas as a treatment…

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.

What Elephant Seals Can Tell Us About Using Carbon Monoxide to Heal

April 4, 2016

In a new study, most marine mammals were found to exhale carbon monoxide at levels equivalent to or greater than the amount exhaled by a several-packs-a-day smoker.

Scripps Alumna Selected as a NASA Astronaut Candidate

June 18, 2013

Jessica Meir, who earned a doctorate in marine physiology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in 2009, has been selected in the newest group of space explorers by NASA.

Mysterious Holes in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Years of Robotic Data

June 10, 2019

For the first time oceanographers monitored a polynya – or gap – in Antarctic winter sea ice. It was an opportunity that came about as a result of uncanny timing and a seasoned Scripps oceanographer’s knowledge of the sea.

From the Sea to the Stars

October 3, 2019

…penguins in Antarctica and elephant seals in Northern California. A trained scientific diver, she studied emperor penguins above and below the ice in Antarctica during four research expeditions to the remote, icy continent. Space Research In an interview with This Week@UC San Diego several weeks before the launch, Meir discussed…

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Orbits Back to Scripps for Campus Visit

November 16, 2017

…penguins in Antarctica and elephant seals in Northern California. This research is relevant both to understanding the dive behavior of these species but also for biomedical applications such as minimizing damage during heart attacks and strokes. Jessica Meir delivers the keynote address, titled “Space Assets and the Intersection of Water,…

An Out of This World Conversation with Astronaut Jessica Meir

January 30, 2020

…like emperor penguins, and elephant seals, and also high-altitude animals, birds that migrate over the tallest mountains on the planet. It was just fascinating to understand how these animals could live in these very oxygen-deprived zones. I was working as a scientist at various universities and academia conducting research with…

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir to Speak at UC San Diego Commencement

March 31, 2022

…penguins in Antarctica and elephant seals in Northern California. She studied the penguins both above and below the ice during four research expeditions to the remote continent, a feat made possible thanks to her training as a scientific diver. In Antarctica, Meir lived in isolation with a small team that…

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