From destined for the drain to winning a Nobel Prize.
Hanging ten (decades): 'Einstein of the oceans' turns 100
Professor emeritus Walter Munk invented the surf forecast and transformed how the world understands the sea.
Cultural biases impact native fish, too
Much of what is deemed valuable in the U.S. was shaped by the white male perspective. Fish are no exception.
A new way to remove salts and toxic metals from water
Desalination can help meet growing water needs globally, but current techniques are limited. A new approach holds promise.
Seafloor survey finds thousands of barrels at DDT dumpsite off Los Angeles coast
The survey identified more than 27,000 targets with high confidence to be classified as a barrel, and an excess of 100,000 total debris objects on the seafloor.
Could California put solar panels on top of canals?
Scientists at UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz are exploring a potential project to combine renewable energy with water conservation.
Chinese fishing boats took half a billion dollars of illegal squid from North Korea. Scientists used satellites to catch them out
Satellite technology and machine learning are helping track down illegal and environmentally damaging ‘dark fleets’ of fishing boats.
Coronavirus global slowdown is cleaning the skies. How long will it last?
Scripps Oceanography climate scientists ponder what episode tells us about global warming.
Welcome to the world, baby dragons
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, successfully breeds rare weedy seadragons for the first time.
Bringing sea otters back to San Francisco Bay
The California population could triple if otters returned to their historic home — they just need to get past those great white sharks first.
Outlook for the polar regions in a world that's 2 degrees warmer
A major new study reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines its global consequences.
Arctic Ocean could be ice-free for part of the year as soon as 2044
New study narrows the predicted timeframe for one worrying result of climate change.