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  • Study Finds Parrotfish are Critical to Coral Reef Health

    In the new study, published in the Jan. 23 issue of the journal Nature Communication, Scripps researchers Katie Cramer and Richard Norris developed a 3,000-year record of the abundance of parrotfish and urchins on reefs from the Caribbean side of Panama to help unravel the cause of the alarming modern-day…

  • Researchers Capture First Glimpse of Ruby Seadragons in the Wild

    Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Western Australian Museum capture on video the first-ever field sightings of the newly discovered third species of seadragon. As they observed two Ruby Seadragons on video for nearly 30 minutes, the scientists…

  • Researchers Capture Video of False Killer Whale’s Encounter with Longline

    A team of researchers and fishermen, coordinated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego scientist Aaron Thode, used video and audio recordings to observe false killer whales removing fish from a longline fishing hook, a behavior known as depredation. They gained…

  • Lawnmowers of the Sea

    In a new study, a Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego-led research team examined the unique grazing roles of algae-eating herbivores on coral reefs to learn more about how they help keep corals from being overgrown by seaweeds.

  • New Research Uncovers Pattern in Global Flu Outbreaks

    In a new study, a Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego-led research team found that a key environmental driver – humidity – links flu outbreaks across the globe and that temperature mediates this effect.

  • UC San Diego Vehicles Make a ‘Green’ Oil Change

    UC San Diego Fleet Services is replacing the motor oil in its vehicles with a greener alternative – bio-based motor oil made from plants. The new green transportation demonstration project is part of a larger commitment to advance sustainable principles throughout campus.

  • New Fault Discovered in Earthquake-Prone Southern California Region

    A swarm of nearly 200 small earthquakes that shook Southern California residents in the Salton Sea area last week raised concerns they might trigger a larger earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault. At the same time, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California…

  • Study Finds Earthquakes Can Trigger Near-Instantaneous Aftershocks on Different Faults

    According to a new study by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, a large earthquake on one fault can trigger large aftershocks on separate faults within just a few minutes. These findings have important implications for earthquake hazard prone regions…

  • 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.