Oceans/marine

Spotted Gar, an ancient and native fish species

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.

Glasses of water next to each other

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.

Research vessel Sally Ride in the water

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.

California canal

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.

A fishing boat at sea

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.

Testing air quality on a boat

Coronavirus global slowdown is cleaning the skies. How long will it last?

Scripps Oceanography climate scientists ponder what episode tells us about global warming.

Seadragon closeup

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.

Sea otter holding a crab

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.

Greenland ice

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 sea ice

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.

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