Tag Archive for 'Scripps Institution of Oceanography'

Scripps tweets daily atmospheric C02 reading as it nears 400 ppm

April 23rd, 2013 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

For the first time in human history, concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) could rise above 400 parts per million (ppm) for sustained lengths of time throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere as soon as May 2013. To provide a resource for understanding the implications of rising CO2 levels, Scripps Institution of Oceanography […]

Plastic in sea alters marine ecology

May 9th, 2012 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by Ph.D. graduate student researcher Miriam Goldstein at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. In 2009 an ambitious group of graduate students led the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition […]

Broadest worldwide study to date shows complexity and variability of ocean acidification

January 29th, 2012 by UC Santa Barbara

Might a penguin’s next meal be affected by your car exhaust? The answer may be yes, when you add your exhaust fumes to the total amount of carbon dioxide lofted into the atmosphere by humans since the start of the industrial revolution. One-third of that carbon dioxide is absorbed by the world’s oceans, making them […]

Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers find plastic in nine percent of ‘garbage patch’ fishes

July 3rd, 2011 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

SEAPLEX researchers estimate tens of thousands of tons of debris annually ingested by fish in middle ocean depths of North Pacific Ocean The first scientific results from an ambitious voyage led by a group of graduate students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego offer a stark view of human pollution and its […]