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June 6, 1995 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trying to appease environmentalists, scientists who want to measure global warming by broadcasting booming sounds through the Pacific Ocean have promised to spend at least 18 months primarily studying the effect of the noise on marine life.
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February 16, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
SAN DIEGO - Above the water line, the Point Loma wharf at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is impressive: large, high-tech ships dock there before cruising off to research sea life and climate conditions around the world. The skyline of downtown San Diego skyscrapers looms across the bay. Underwater, however, is a much less glamorous view of the concrete pier and wharf, with rotten and broken pilings, exposed rebar and dangling wooden supports. It is a glimpse, scientists say, of the worrisome decay that could threaten their efforts to better understand tsunamis, seismic faults and the effect of pollution on fish.
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April 11, 1993 | CONNIE CASS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It might have been ice or air or earth, but it was the sea that captivated Walter Munk. Munk, one of the world's best-known oceanographers, wandered into the study of oceans as a college physics student looking for a summer job near his girlfriend's coastal home. Now he's 75, the girl is a memory and the ocean is his life. Sitting in his home on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Munk said his scientific specialty easily could have been something else. "I love the ocean," Munk said.
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April 28, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Edward A. Frieman, a leading figure in American science for decades as a researcher with wide-ranging interests, a top-level governmental advisor on defense and energy issues, and director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has died. He was 87. Frieman died April 11 at UCSD's Thornton Hospital in La Jolla of a respiratory illness, the university announced. His legacy extends to leadership posts in academia, government and private industry. There are "not many like him, and he will be sorely missed," said John Deutch, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former CIA director and deputy secretary of Defense.
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February 23, 1990 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Building the new aquarium at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography will be more expensive than planned, forcing some last-minute design changes and a delay in construction of the $11-million project, university officials said Thursday. Don Wilkie, director of the aquarium, said the necessary design changes will not reduce the size of the Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum or compromise its scope. "The public won't notice the changes when we're through," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
SAN DIEGO - Above the water line, the Point Loma wharf at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is impressive: large, high-tech ships dock there before cruising off to research sea life and climate conditions around the world. The skyline of downtown San Diego skyscrapers looms across the bay. Underwater, however, is a much less glamorous view of the concrete pier and wharf, with rotten and broken pilings, exposed rebar and dangling wooden supports. It is a glimpse, scientists say, of the worrisome decay that could threaten their efforts to better understand tsunamis, seismic faults and the effect of pollution on fish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Edward A. Frieman, a leading figure in American science for decades as a researcher with wide-ranging interests, a top-level governmental advisor on defense and energy issues, and director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has died. He was 87. Frieman died April 11 at UCSD's Thornton Hospital in La Jolla of a respiratory illness, the university announced. His legacy extends to leadership posts in academia, government and private industry. There are "not many like him, and he will be sorely missed," said John Deutch, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former CIA director and deputy secretary of Defense.
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March 2, 1999 | Jason Leopold, (714) 966-5634
Law enforcement authorities were patrolling the shallow water in Huntington Harbour on Monday after residents there again spotted what they believe to be a young California gray whale near the boat docks. Officers with the Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol, who confirmed the whale's presence Sunday, said they were monitoring the waters Monday afternoon but did not see the whale, and it may have moved back into the ocean. Residents said the whale had been in the harbor for at least a week.
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October 14, 1997 | RICHARD WARCHOL
A representative of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography will discuss what El Nino could mean for Southern California this winter during a Wednesday presentation in Thousand Oaks. Nicholas Graham, director of the institute's experimental division, will begin his presentation at 2 p.m. in the Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The event is being presented by the city of Thousand Oaks and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services.
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November 2, 1985
UC San Diego geophysicist J. Freeman Gilbert was awarded the Geological Society of America's Day Medal at the society's annual meeting Oct. 28 for his "outstanding distinction and contribution to geologic knowledge" through the use of physics and chemistry to solve geologic problems.
NEWS
June 6, 1995 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trying to appease environmentalists, scientists who want to measure global warming by broadcasting booming sounds through the Pacific Ocean have promised to spend at least 18 months primarily studying the effect of the noise on marine life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1993 | CONNIE CASS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It might have been ice or air or earth, but it was the sea that captivated Walter Munk. Munk, one of the world's best-known oceanographers, wandered into the study of oceans as a college physics student looking for a summer job near his girlfriend's coastal home. Now he's 75, the girl is a memory and the ocean is his life. Sitting in his home on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Munk said his scientific specialty easily could have been something else. "I love the ocean," Munk said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1990 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Building the new aquarium at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography will be more expensive than planned, forcing some last-minute design changes and a delay in construction of the $11-million project, university officials said Thursday. Don Wilkie, director of the aquarium, said the necessary design changes will not reduce the size of the Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum or compromise its scope. "The public won't notice the changes when we're through," he said.
NEWS
March 22, 1989
U.S. Customs agents in Honolulu seized a research vessel owned by the Navy and operated by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and arrested a crew member from San Diego after a search turned up a small amount of marijuana on board, authorities said. The search of the 196-foot ship, the Thomas Washington, turned up 4.5 grams of marijuana hidden in a crewman's berth, Customs officials said. The crewman, Kenneth G. Racca Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1992
An organization with 25,000 surfer and recreational water user members began recruiting beach-goers Wednesday to help test coastal waters for harmful bacteria, viruses and toxins. The program, dubbed the Blue Water Task Force, is the first of its kind in the nation, said Scott Jenkins, environmental director of the Surfrider Foundation and a research engineer at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
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