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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.

A Toxic Chemical in Marine Ecosystems Turns Out to Play a Beneficial Role

July 22, 2019

Destructive free radicals exist in marine ecosystems and are thought to degrade the cells of phytoplankton and other organisms. A new paper, however, suggests that these molecules actually play a beneficial role, upending some conventional wisdom.

Key Biological Mechanism Is Disrupted by Ocean Acidification

March 14, 2018

…and the health of phytoplankton at the base of the marine food chain by showing how the loss of seawater carbonate hampers the ability of phytoplankton to grab onto iron. High concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) could decrease phytoplankton growth, restricting the ability of the ocean to absorb CO2…

Three Scripps Professors Named ASLO Sustaining Fellows

November 25, 2015

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) has recognized three Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego professors as 2015 Sustaining Fellows in honor of their sustained excellence in contribution to ASLO and the aquatic sciences.

Study: Diminishing Sea Ice is Increasing the Size of Arctic Ocean Food Web Base

November 23, 2016

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and colleagues analyzed Arctic Ocean satellite data from a 19-year period and found that the amount of biomass production at the base of the food web has increased 47 percent since 1997.

Phenomenal Phytoplankton: Scientists Uncover Cellular Process Behind Oxygen Production

May 31, 2023

According to new research, the amount of oxygen in one of 10 breaths was made possible thanks to a newly identified cellular mechanism that promotes photosynthesis in marine phytoplankton. The study, led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, was published May 31 in Current Biology.

New Link between Ocean Microbes and Atmosphere Uncovered

May 18, 2015

A factor that determines the properties of clouds that help moderate the planet’s temperature may be decided in the oceans.

National Science Foundation Profiles Innovative Ocean Aerosol Program

December 1, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will profile the UC San Diego-based Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE) in a video to be premiered Nov. 21.

Biological Activity Found to Affect Aerosols Produced from Sea Spray

May 11, 2017

Chemists have discovered that tiny particulate matter called aerosols lofted into the atmosphere by sea spray and the bursting of bubbles at the ocean’s surface are chemically altered by the presence of biological activity.

Praise for Postdocs, Our Research Pros and Meaningful Mentors

March 21, 2023

UC San Diego’s vibrant research community wouldn’t be the same without the valuable contributions made by our postdoctoral researchers. Postdocs are scholars who have received their doctoral degree and are hired to help complete research and mentor current graduate students.

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