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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

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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

5 months agoHumor : Neatorama

(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

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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

Scientists Believe They Have Uncovered the Mystery of Self-Moving Death Valley ‘Sailing Stones’

6 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

A team of researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego believe they have uncovered the phenomenon behind the self-propelled “sailing stones” of Death Valley, which appear to move by themselves, leaving behind a trail in the dry river bed. In 2011, the team set up “the most boring experiment ever” to […]

Severe drought is causing the western US to rise

The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have used GPS data to discover that the growing, broad-scale loss of water is causing the entire western US to rise up like an uncoiled spring.

Extreme Drought is Making the West Coast Rise Like an Uncoiled Spring

A new study published in Science by the Scripp's Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego found that the earth's crust is slowly rising in the West "like an uncoiled spring" due extreme drought. Scripps researchers found that the water shortage is causing

NRL reveals new meteorological insight into mid-level clouds

WASHINGTON -- Research meteorologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division (MMD) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, employing the Navy's Mid-Course Doppler Radar (MCR) at Cape Canaveral, were able to characterize mid-level, mixed-phase altocumulus clouds. read more

Scientists discover evidence of super-fast deep earthquake

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have discovered the first evidence that deep earthquakes, those breaking at more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) below Earth's surface, can rupture much faster than ordinary earthquakes. Show More Summary

Anchovy School At Scripps Pier Video Goes Viral [Watch Here]

Posted on July 8 by Scripps Oceanography, this video of an anchovy aggregation is gaining some serious internet attention. Located in La Jolla, California, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego took amazing footage at the pier and underwater by Scripps graduate students Julia Fiedler, Sean Crosby, and Bonnie Ludka. [YouTube description] At first […]

La Jolla Anchovy Spill

On Tuesday, a school of Northern anchovies of almost historic proportions made it's way to the shores of La Jolla in Southern California. Onlookers stopped on the Scripps pier, near the Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego. Cameras were r...

Rethinking the reef

A new study by biologists at San Diego State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that inhabited coral islands that engage in commercial fishing dramatically alter their nearby reef ecosystems, disturbing the microbes,...Show More Summary

Behind a marine creature's bright green fluorescent glow

Pushing closer to understanding the mechanisms behind the mysterious glow of light produced naturally by certain animals, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have deciphered the structural components related to fluorescence brightness in a primitive sea creature. read more

Las Vegas Is "Screwed"; The Water Situation "Is As Bad As You Can Imagine"

"It's just going to be screwed. And relatively quickly," warns Tim Barnett, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, telling The Telegraph, the situation in Las Vegas is "as bad as you can imagine". After a devastating, 14-year drought...Show More Summary

Sunnylands, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation & Scripps Oceanography announce plans for retreat to address rising sea levels and ocean acidification issues

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA, The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will host an important retreat in October 2014 to address two of the most pressing issues impacting our planet—rising sea levels and ocean acidification, which are both linked to anthropogenic […]

Bringing Climate Solutions Down to Earth

Co-Authored by Durwood J. Zaelke, founder of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development; and Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UniversityShow More Summary

Why don’t we all just agree on Global Warming?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen David Victor, in a presentation in January at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as part of a seminar series titled “Global Warming Denialism: What science has to say”, fairly recently highlighted here at Andy Revkin’s … Continue reading ?

Microscopic organism plays a big role in ocean carbon cycling, Scripps scientists discover

It's broadly understood that the world's oceans play a crucial role in the global-scale cycling and exchange of carbon between Earth's ecosystems and atmosphere. Now scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have taken a leap forward in understanding the microscopic underpinnings of these processes. read more

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