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April 26, 1985
Francis P. Shepard, who is known in oceanography circles as the father of marine geology, died of natural causes at his La Jolla home Thursday. He was 87. A professor emeritus of submarine geology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Shepard was affiliated with UC San Diego for nearly 50 years through his research, teaching and writing. He retired from the university in 1966.
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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1992 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen-year-old Michael Nare-Pazen identifies with the quiet, mysterious ways of the ocean's cephalopods: "You know, squid, cuttlefish, octopus." Michael describes himself as a hard-core fan of oceanography. He studies with his father, or on his own, because science classes at school do not delve deeply enough.
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August 10, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
California is feeling the effects of climate change far and wide, as heat-trapping greenhouse gases reduce spring runoff from the Sierra Nevada, make the waters of Monterey Bay more acidic and shorten winter chill periods required to grow fruit and nuts in the Central Valley, a new report says. Though past studies have offered grim projections of a warming planet, the report released Thursday by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment took an inventory of three dozen shifts that are already happening.
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March 28, 1992 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed a method of looking at underwater objects that, oddly enough, is a lot like listening. The concept has been named "Acoustic Daylight" and is based on sounds created by churning waves. The sounds spread throughout the ocean's depths via air bubbles, producing a natural, ambient field of noise, scientists said. Like daylight, the noise is uniform, until it hits an object.
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March 22, 1994 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan by scientists to place loudspeakers on the ocean floor off Big Sur and the Hawaiian island of Kauai and blast sounds so loud they could be heard in New Zealand has alarmed some biologists who fear the noise could deafen whales and other marine animals.
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.
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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.
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.
MAGAZINE
July 2, 1989
The weathermen at Scripps Institution of Oceanography are people to really admire and listen to. Let's hope we can influence our congressmen to set aside more money so that more of our young people will be able to enter that field of study. The Roger Revelles, Charles Keelings and Justin Lancasters are our true modern heroes. HELEN SONGER Van Nuys
SCIENCE
August 8, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Forests in Earth's northern latitudes have been thickened by migrating plant species and younger growth, driving a stronger gyration in the amount of carbon that cycles between land and the atmosphere each year, a new study suggests. The net rise in seasonal exchange of carbon between land and air cannot be explained solely by increased burning of fossil fuels, more wildfire or changes in the way the ocean cycles carbon, according to the study published online Thursday in Science.
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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August 18, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Charles Edwards, a major figure in public health issues as a federal official and later as president of the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in San Diego, died Aug. 7 at his home in La Jolla after a lengthy illness. He was 87. Edwards, the son of a country doctor from Nebraska, served as a Navy surgeon for combat Marines during the Korean War and later joined the faculty at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and then the staff of the American Medical Assn.
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July 11, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
George G. Shor Jr., the Scripps geophysicist whose study of the ocean floor helped lay the foundation for the theory of tectonic plates and continental drift, died July 3 at his home in La Jolla from complications following a series of strokes. He was 86.
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April 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
If you've got $15,000, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego will name a new species of sea slug after you. For $50,000, you can attach your name to a hydrothermal vent worm. Scripps is offering the chance to name about a dozen newly discovered species for a tax-deductible donation. Bids start at $5,000. The money will benefit the institution's collection of ocean life collected over the last century. Scripps lost state funding six years ago and has been struggling to keep the collections afloat.
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February 10, 2008 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Frank Dixon, an immunologist who pioneered the use of radiolabeling in molecular biology, who was among the first to explain how autoimmune diseases worked and who founded the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, died Friday at his home in the San Diego community of La Jolla Shores. He was 87. Dixon had been suffering from aortic stenosis and apparently died of heart failure in his sleep, according to Scripps spokesman Keith McKeown.
NEWS
October 31, 1986
A little-publicized Delaware foundation announced a $6-million donation toward construction of a new aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, putting the project near its fund-raising goal of $8.2 million. The gift from the Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation, the large1936990311represents one-sixth of the $30-million goal of the UC San Diego 25th Anniversary Campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1990
J. Freeman Gilbert, a professor of geophysics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has been awarded the 1990 Balzan Prize for his scientific accomplishments, it was announced Friday. Gilbert, 59, will receive about $230,000 from the International Balzan Foundation in Milano, Italy, and a commendation from the president of Italy at a ceremony Nov. 16 in Rome at Academia Lincei, the world's oldest scientific society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fred N. Spiess, 86, a scientist, inventor and former head of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, died Sept. 8 of cancer at UC San Diego's Thornton Hospital in La Jolla. Spiess was acting director of Scripps in 1962-63 and director for the 1964-65 academic year. He then served as associate director until 1980. From 1980 to 1988, he was director of UC's Institute of Marine Resources, headquartered at UC San Diego.
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January 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
A prominent marine researcher died Sunday after exploring sunken ships with her husband and three other divers off the San Diego coast. Rescuers found Mia Tegner, 53, a scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, unconscious at a depth of about 90 feet, said city lifeguard Lt. Brant Bass. Tegner, an expert on kelp forest ecology, was very experienced, completing more than 3,000 dives, Bass said.
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