Featured research from the Hechinger Lab: The conclusion represents a new line of thinking in parasitology. A team of ecologists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has made a breakthrough that has implications for multiple fields within biology as well as epidemiology. Ecologist Ryan Hechinger and colleagues tested a new way to predict the parasite load carried … Read More
With a focus on the oceans, COP 25 is referred to as Blue-COP. Scripps Delegates meet with US Congressional Representatives. Read about it here: Ocean Science for Informed Policy and COP Twitter.
Meet Adi Khen and read her story about caring for marine invertebrates: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/story-my-octopus
Every summer, students in the Marine Biodiversity and Conservation MAS Program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego spend a week on Catalina Island, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California. Here, the students learn to identify local algae and fish species as well as how to measure their populations using belt transects. However, … Read More
Richard and Ken Norris honored with Norrisanima miocaena An extinct species of whale was recently renamed in remembrance of the late Ken Norris and his son Richard (Dick) Norris, both influential scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. Norrisanima miocaena is newly described in the journal PierJ . Read More
How seaweed could help curb cow burps—one of California’s greatest sources of methane emissions Agricultural and marine scientists at the University of California have joined forces to combat one of the greatest sources of methane emissions in California: cow burps. Scientists have found that a certain species of red algae seaweed, Asparagopsis taxiformis, produces a compound that could halt bovine … Read More
In memory of Roger Revelle, the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine created the Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture series featuring distinguished speakers on the themes of ocean science and public policy. The 20th annual Revelle Commemorative Lecture “Sustainability in Deep Water: The challenges of climate change, human pressures, and biodiversity conservation.” was delivered by … Read More
Congratulations to CMBC Director Emeritus, Dr. Lisa Levin who will receive the highest international distinction to ocean sciences presented by the Oceanographic Institute, Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation. The Oceanographic Institute of Monaco said it chose Levin as the 2019 science lauréat for her considerable work that “seeks to highlight the need for the political, technological, and economic sectors … Read More