Ocean warming

Study shows global ocean warming has doubled in recent decades

Scientists find that half of the global ocean temperature increase since 1865 has occured over the past two decades.

Christopher Costello

Winning an 'Ocean Oscar'

UC Santa Barbara professor receives a prestigious Peter Benchley Ocean Award for his work on sustainable fisheries.

Sea lions exposed to algal toxin show impaired spatial memory

Sea lions exposed to algal toxin show impaired spatial memory

Permanent damage caused by domoic acid may affect their ability to survive in the wild, UC Santa Cruz-led study suggests.

A new study offers strategic guidance on the placement of marine protected areas to meet global conservation goals - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/016205/protecting-ocean-species#sthash.aMH7GEAd.PcNMUi3Q.dpuf

Protecting ocean species

UC Santa Barbara researchers part of study that offers guidance on the placement of marine protected areas.

NOAA Fisheries researcher on Scripps boat

California’s fish populations are declining

Two independent data sets show changing ocean conditions adversely impact fish off California.

coastal sea ice, Arctic Ocean

Formation of coastal sea ice drives ocean circulation

Analysis of North Pacific ocean circulation finds that sea ice formation influences climate on regional and global scales.

ship sailing through polar ice

Leading thinkers address polar region changes

Global climate change’s impact on the poles will be focus of an upcoming meeting hosted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the American Polar Society.

man in Indonesian fish market

Our fish comes with a side order of debris

A quarter of the fish sampled at markets in California and Indonesia has consumed plastic or man-made fiber material.

CO2 micromotor graphic

Tiny motors rev up to tackle rising carbon dioxide levels

Machines much smaller than the width of a human hair could one day help clean up ocean pollution.

Satellite image, Hurricane Katrina in Gulf of Mexico

Amazon fire risk, devastating hurricanes linked

Warmer-than-usual waters in the North Atlantic contribute to both phenomena.