Oceans/marine

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.

Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA)

Indiana Jones meets the sea

New Scripps center launches to study how marine environments influenced ancient societies. Hopefully there's no snakes.

UC Riverside Dickinsonia

Study of Earth's first animals broadens understanding of early evolution

Secrets of early life hide within one of the oldest fossil animals, Dickinsonia.

Algae UCLA

UC collaboration unlocks a key to biofuel

The algae in your fishtank could provide new fuel and medical applications, thanks to its UC-decoded genome.

UC Davis antarctica

Beneath the ice

An underwater robot explores inhospitable waters to help predict how and when Antarctic ice shelves collapse.

Alexis Shusterman Grad Research Day

California’s force for research innovation

UC graduate students visit with lawmakers in Sacramento to share bold ideas for tackling California's big challenges.

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