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New Study Challenges Assumption of Asbestos' Ability to Move in Soil

A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego scientist Jane Willenbring challenges the long-held belief that asbestos fibers cannot move through soil. The findings have important implications...Show More Summary

Proton pump found to regulate blood pH in stingrays

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have discovered the same enzyme used by "boneworms" to dissolve whale carcasses, and that helps promote photosynthesis in corals, also regulates blood pH in stingrays. Show More Summary

Bad PR Endangering Sharks, Scary Music Contributing to Extinctions

Ever since Spielberg used those two dark stabs of minor-key orchestral music to indicate sudden death by gnashing teeth, sharks can’t catch a break, say scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.

Study finds sharks get bad rap when viewed with ominous background music

In a new study, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego found that the background music in shark documentaries affects viewers' perceptions of sharks. The researchers suggest that ominous background music could hinder shark conservation efforts. read more

Researchers create means to monitor anthropogenic global warming in real time

A research team including a Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego climate scientist simulated in a computer model, for the first time, the realistic evolution of global mean surface temperature...Show More Summary

Researchers develop novel microscope to study the underwater world

A new microscopic imaging system is revealing a never-before-seen view of the underwater world. Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have designed and built a diver-operated underwater...Show More Summary

Study: Climate Change is Already Shifting Global Cloud Patterns, Boosting Warming

The biggest unknown in climate science just got a bit more known, and the results aren’t good. A new study led by researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego has systematically analyzed more than 25 years of cloud records, starting in 1983—a huge task. Show More Summary

Clouds are moving higher, subtropical dry zones expanding, according to satellite analysis

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego-led research team analyzing satellite cloud records has found that the cloudy storm tracks on Earth are moving toward the poles and subtropical dry zones are expanding. Show More Summary

Sharks feed frenzy of escape to La Jolla

Though La Jolla doesn’t unduly flaunt its assets, the seaside community north of downtown San Diego is known for its serene, upscale lifestyle; the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one of the world’s oldest and largest such research and education facilities and home to three Nobel laureates; and coveted tee times at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Show More Summary

Motion Documented at the San Andreas Fault

Scientists from the Earthscope Plate Boundary Observatory, the University of Hawaii. The University of Washington and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of Southern California in San Diego have been analyzing data from the San Andreas Fault. Their goal was to differentiate broad regional tectonic...

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 […]

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