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R/V Polarstern locked in Arctic ice. Photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Stefan Hendricks

Tethered for Months to Floating Sea Ice, Scripps Researchers Join Largest-Ever International Arctic Expedition
Biological oceanographers believe the Arctic’s tiniest creatures may answer the biggest climate change questions

Crashed World War II aircraft 330 feet deep off Hawaii created from high-resolution video data from R/V Petrel ROV

New Detail in Deep-Sea Wreckage Find
Scripps Oceanography and collaborators image resting place of World War II aircraft

Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

Photo of the Week: Nautical Noel
Happy Holidays from Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Birds like this black-crowned Night Heron were studied to understand their parasite load. Photo: Andrew Turner/Ryan Hechinger

How Many Parasites Can a Bird Carry?
The answer reveals a first principle applicable to all biological systems, a new paper suggests

A Scientist’s Life: Simone Baumann-Pickering
Biological oceanographer identifies natural marine life behavior from human-induced behavior using acoustics

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