Oceans/marine

UC San Diego surfer

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.

UC San Diego Munk surf

Hang ten (decades): Walter Munk, inventor of the surf forecast, turns 100

The UC San Diego professor emeritus might be the most underappreciated man in surfing.

UC San Diego flip flops

Could these flip-flops save the earth?

These $3, algae-based renewable sandals could become the planet's preferred shoe.

drinking water

Manganese in drinking water a cause for concern

A wide-ranging study suggests officials should monitor the chemical element as a possible public health threat.

Aquaculture study

Seafood for everyone

A tiny fraction of oceans could satisfy the world’s fish demand, a new study finds.

UC San Diego tuna

Why your tuna could have 36 times more pollutants than others

Location matters: Catches from highly industrialized areas are far more polluted than those in the West Pacific.

Morales UC Davis

Professors swim for science across Tahoe

The Women for Water Research team draws attention to the importance of protecting lakes and streams.

UC Santa Barbara plastic study

8.3 billion metric tons of plastic ... and counting

How did we create more tons of plastic than there are people on Earth?

Surfer Kelly Slater

Researchers locate a wave’s “sweet spot”

Scientists have pinpointed the exact location where a surfer gets the most speed and the best ride.

UC Riverside water brine

Providing clean water for a growing population

A new method to squeeze every drop from brine will alleviate water shortages in arid regions.

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