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Bioluminescent worm found to have iron superpowers

(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have made a discovery with potential human health impacts in a parchment tubeworm, found to have ferritin with the fastest catalytic performance ever described.

Bioluminescent worm found to have iron superpowers

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have made a discovery with potential human health impacts in a parchment tubeworm, the marine invertebrate Chaetopterus sp., that resides in muddy coastal seafloors.

Scientists use photomosaic technology to find order in the chaos of coral reefs

In a study published recently in Coral Reefs, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll, and made surprising discoveries around coral spatial ecology. Show More Summary

Scripps scientists use photomosaic technology to find order in the chaos of coral reefs

(University of California - San Diego) In a study published recently in Coral Reefs, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll using advanced imaging and digitization technology.

NSF awards $2.8 million grant to develop advanced ocean and atmosphere simulator

(National Science Foundation) Can Earth's complex ocean-atmosphere system be mimicked in a laboratory? The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.8 million to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in La Jolla, California,...Show More Summary

Rising CO2 leading to changes in land plant photosynthesis

Researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have determined that major changes in plant behavior have occurred over the past 40 years, using measurements of subtle changes in the carbon dioxide (CO2) currently found in the atmosphere.

Rising CO2 leading to changes in land plant photosynthesis

(University of California - San Diego) Researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have determined that major changes in plant behavior have occurred over the past 40 years, using measurements of subtle changes in the carbon dioxide (CO2) currently found in the atmosphere.

Analysis of a 'rusty' lunar rock suggests the moon's interior is dry

(University of California - San Diego) The moon is likely very dry in its interior according to a new study from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the UC San Diego analyzing fragments of the 'Rusty Rock,' a rock collected from the moon's surface during the Apollo 16 mission in 1972.

Analysis of a 'rusty' lunar rock suggests the moon's interior is dry

The moon is likely very dry in its interior according to a new study from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, published August 21, 2017 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

2.7-million-year-old ice core pulled from Antarctica

A team of researchers from Princeton University, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Maine and Oregon State University has drilled and retrieved a 2.7-million-year-old ice core from a spot in Antarctica. The team presented their findings at this year's Goldschmidt Conference in Paris.

Wolfgang Berger, oceanographer who helped reveal the history of the world's oceans, dies at 79

Wolfgang “Wolf” Berger, a Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher whose big insights about tiny fossils helped reveal the history of the world’s oceans, has died at 79. The paleoceanographer died in San Diego on Aug. 6, Scripps said. A cause of death was not disclosed. For more than 40 years,...

Why your tuna could have 36 times more chemicals than others

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego found levels of persistent organic pollutants as much as 36 times higher in the muscle tissue of yellowfin tuna caught in the more industrialized areas of the northeast Pacific Ocean and northeast Atlantic Ocean than in tuna caught in pristine waters of the West Pacific Ocean.

A wave's 'sweet spot' revealed

(University of California - San Diego) For surfers, finding the 'sweet spot,' the most powerful part of the wave, is part of the thrill and the challenge. Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California postdoctoral researcher Nick Pizzo has found the exact location on the wave where a surfer gains the greatest speed to get the best ride.

Spying on fish love calls could help protect them from overfishing

(University of Texas at Austin) Scientists from The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have discovered a way to use the incredibly loud, distinctive sounds that fish make when they gather to spawn to protect them from overfishing.

Jim Stewart, Scripps diver who opened the sea to scientists, dies at 89

Jim Stewart, an innovative Scripps Institution of Oceanography diver-educator who helped open the world’s oceans to scientists in the 1950s and ’60s by training them to use some of the first scuba equipment, has died. He was 89. Stewart died from natural causes Wednesday in Irvine, according to...

Beyond drug lords and conservationists: Who is missing in the coverage of the vaquita’s demise?

This is a guest post by friend and colleague, Dr. Tara Whitty. Dr. Whitty is currently a NSF SEES Fellow and Conservation Assessment Scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC). Though I don’t normally run in the same circles as dolphin researchers, Tara is my one big exception. Her work is on the […]

Study finds bacteria in marine sponge produce toxic flame retardant-like compounds

(University of California - San Diego) A Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego-led research team discovered for the first time that a common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical to man-made fire retardants.

New study suggests overfishing in one of world's most productive fishing regions

(University of California - San Diego) Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego used images from satellites and flyovers to count the number of small boats, or pangas, to find that fishing in Gulf of California, which separates Baja California and mainland Mexico, is over capacity. Show More Summary

First A-bomb casts light on Moon's origin

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

How did the Moon form 4.5 billion years ago, and why is it so different from the Earth? According to a team at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego led by John Day, part of the answer may come from a mineral created by the first nuclear bomb in 1945. Show More Summary

First nuclear explosion helps test theory of moon's formation

(University of California - San Diego) In a new study, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego Professor James Day and colleagues examined the chemical composition of zinc and other volatile elements...Show More Summary

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