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Beach replenishment helps protect against storm erosion during El Niño

A team of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego compared sand levels on several San Diego beaches during the last seven winters. The El Niños of winter 2009-10 and 2015-16 were the two most erosive. Show More Summary

Pollutants in fish inhibit human's natural defense system

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 contaminated seafood. Show More Summary

New study pinpoints stress factor of mega-earthquake off Japan

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researchers published new findings on the role geological rock formations offshore of Japan played in producing the massive 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake, one of only two magnitude 9 mega-earthquakes...Show More Summary

There Is Less Poison in Fish Than You Think

A new study from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography found that fish are exposed to significantly less chemicals compared to any other period over the last 40 years.

Mercury, DDT and other contaminants in fish are at a four-decade low

Fish in today's oceans contain far lower levels of mercury, DDT and other toxic substances than at any time in the last four decades, according to a major review by scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla. The researchers looked at nearly 2,700 studies of pollutants found...

Scripps-led team discovers 4 new deep-sea worm species

A pink flatworm-like animal known by a single species found in waters off Sweden has puzzled biologists for nearly six decades. New discoveries half a world away by a team of scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCShow More Summary

Study finds high melt rates on Antarctica's most stable ice shelf

A new Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego-led study measured a melt rate that is 25 times higher than expected on one part of the Ross Ice Shelf. The study suggests that high, localized melt rates such as this one onShow More Summary

Scripps Sells Oceanographic Research Vessel

Purpose-built oceanographic research and survey vessel New Horizon has been sold from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography to private interests, announced ship broker Marcon International, Inc.

Increase in acidity may not be harmful to coral reefs after all

A combined team of researchers affiliated with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has found, via a five year study, that increased ocean acidification may not pose the threat to coral reefs that scientists have thought. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the […]

Study reveals ocean acidification’s effects on shrimp biology

A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers reveals that more carbon dioxide in seawater could lead to more calcium in shrimp exoskeletons and a decrease in their transparency. The study appears in the June 1 issue of Scientific Reports, an open access journal published by Nature. Researchers collected red […]

A wave is more than its equation

When I first started at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography a year ago, I was a complete novice when it came to ocean-related activities.   California thrives on these things and I stuck out as a rather puzzled (and pale) … Continue reading ?

New Study: ‘Irreversible’ Arctic Ice Loss Seems To Be Reversing Itself

The science is settle when it comes to climate change.  Except of course for all the reports that contradict that. But new research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography says

BOMBSHELL: Scripps says Arctic Sea Ice may return, forecasts based on ‘simplified arguments’

From Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Highlight: Arctic Sea Ice Loss Likely To Be Reversible New research by Till Wagner and Ian Eisenman, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, resolves a long-running debate over irreversible Arctic sea ice loss. Ever since the striking record minimum Arctic sea ice extent in 2007, the…

Why you Should See the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

By Jennifer Brandon Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego We were in the middle of the North Pacific with no land in sight, hunting for garbage. One of the crew spotted a bigger object that we harpooned to bring on board. It was a floating tire, and by the amount of algae and rust on it, it had been out here a long time. Show More Summary

Ruby Seadragon species discovered by Scripps researchers

A 3-D scan of the newly discovered Ruby Seadragon. While researching the two known species of seadragons as part of an effort to understand and protect the exotic and delicate fish, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego made a startling discovery: A third species of seadragon. read more

Two Weeks Into 2015 And CO2 Levels Are Already Scary

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Measurements made by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography reveal that average CO 2 levels in the first few days of 2015 are already above 400 parts per million. Experts say this could lead to a series of consecutive months above this worrying threshold. Read more...

New Map Shows Sea Floor In Greater Detail Than Ever Before

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(Image: David Sandwell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego) You know what is utterly terrifying in scope and takes up most of the Earth's surface? The ocean. If Pacific Rim taught us anything, it is that there are PROBABLY aliens living in there, just waiting for the perfect time to hatch and surface. Show More Summary

The Big Picture: Satellite imagery details ocean depths with new maps

Harnessing data from two satellites, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have built a new map of the deepest parts of the ocean. Combining info from the European Space Agency's (ESA) CryoSat-2 and NASA's Jason-1 with...

New map exposes previously unseen details of seafloor

Accessing two previously untapped streams of satellite data, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their colleagues have created a new map of the world's seafloor, creating a much more vivid picture of the structures that make up the deepest, least-explored parts of the ocean. Show More Summary

Scientists Solve Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks

Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have solved the mystery-phenomenon of Death Valley's moving rocks, which have for years moved across the desert on their own. TheoriesShow More Summary

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