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2014-06-04 08:22:55

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will host an important retreat in October 2014 to address two of the most pressing issues impacting our planet--rising sea levels and ocean acidification, which are both linked to anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and their impact on the climate. The retreat will take place at The...

2014-01-10 16:20:12

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embark on an unforgettable adventure and experience the annual epic journey of gray whales aboard Flagship Cruises & Events Whale Watching Tour with a naturalist from Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Celebrate our 14-year local partnership aboard twice-daily whale watching cruises departing from 990 North Harbor Drive, next to the USS Midway. Witness one of the longest mammal migrations in the world,...

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2011-04-14 13:57:09

Recently discovered worm with bone-eating lifestyle not exclusive to whale carcasses A new study led by a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is painting a more complete picture of an extraordinary sea worm that makes its living in the depths of the ocean on the bones of dead animals. Discovered fewer than 10 years ago off Monterey, Calif., but since identified in other oceans, the flower-like marine "boneworms," or Osedax, have been documented mainly living upon...

2009-03-23 12:10:00

SAN DIEGO, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, San Diego, a world leader in climate change research, has announced it will offer an innovative program on climate change and its impact on business. "The ROI for Going Green" will provide participants with a basic understanding of climate change, and what strategies businesses and investors can employ to increase their bottom line. In response to the increasing interest in climate change, Scripps Institution of Oceanography...

2008-12-08 12:50:34

The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded the Scripps Institution of Oceanography $12 million to construct a state-of-the-art ocean science research lab. The award, from the department's National Institute of Standards and Technology, will allow Scripps to construct the Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling Laboratory on its University of California-San Diego campus. Officials said the new lab will conduct research on marine ecosystem forecasting and become a resource for other...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.