Around the Pier: With a ‘Lifelong Connection to Water,’ Samantha Murray Takes Helm of Biodiversity Master’s Program

Originally published by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography New executive director seeks to fill student toolboxes with the right knowledge and skills Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Executive Director Samantha Murray Samantha Murray describes herself as having an “undeniable, inextricable, lifelong connection to water” that drew her to marine science. That... Continue Reading →

Last Week Was Rough

January 30, 2017 Moving forward and creating change is only possible if we use knowledge and reason to work through the frustration and anger. Moving forward and creating change is only possible if we use knowledge and reason to work through the frustration and anger….[deep breaths] As a female scientist in the early days of her career, at what... Continue Reading →

Accolades for Two Former Scripps Directors

Originally published by The Scripps Institution of Oceanography UCSD Emeriti Association and Australian academy honor Kennel and Haymet Former Scripps directors Charles Kennel (left) and Tony Haymet Former Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego directors Charles Kennel and Tony Haymet have been granted prestigious awards that recognize past and current achievements... Continue Reading →

Research Highlight: Vaquita Illustrate the Complicated Landscape of Endangered Species Preservation

Originally published by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Mismanagement threatens dwindling population of small porpoise Vaquita trapped in fishing net. Photo: NOAA Fisheries The vaquita, a small porpoise found in the upper Gulf of California, is more than just a critically endangered species, say researchers. It is also an emblem of a failing approach to... Continue Reading →

Research Highlight: Automated System Advances Study of Chemical ‘Pulse’ of Coral Reefs

Field study successfully tests a new tool for tracking ocean acidification Former Scripps graduate student Yuichiro Takeshita with BEAMS on Palmyra coral reef A team of researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography used a groundbreaking instrument package to assess the chemistry of coral reef environments at a time when scientists are concerned about... Continue Reading →

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