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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
NEWS
August 11, 1989
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has objected to a proposed sewage-treatment plant, because it might include an ocean outfall pipe that would discharge treated waste water near a relatively pristine tract of ocean close to the prestigious institution. "It is vital to our operation" that nearby ocean waters "remain natural and unpolluted," Scripps Director Edward A.
NEWS
June 16, 1995
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a plan by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to measure global warming by booming sounds through the Pacific Ocean--but only after the scientists first study the impact of loud noise on undersea life and confirm that there are no ill effects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An oceanographic quest for a new force of nature instead has produced extensive data supporting the law of gravity described by Isaac Newton more than three centuries ago. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography who spent more than three years conducting the experiments aboard deep-diving submersibles reported last week in Physical Review Letters that they found no evidence of a so-called "fifth force" that would detract from Newton's theory.
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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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September 11, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don has begun waking up at 2:30 a.m., panicked about catching more fish. Bob is still looking for a few good rocks. And Harvey hasn't arrived. The first two have less than a week left to ready the new Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum, a $14-million facility with a man-made tide pool--replete with small waves--and a spectacular panoramic view of the coast. Harvey is blase. The 100-pound grouper has not gotten into the swim of things.
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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May 29, 1999 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a chance encounter out here in the cold surging water, half a century ago. Nature's immutable cycles caught up with some of the most ambitious fishermen of the age. The sardine disappeared. There was disbelief, as you might imagine, even panic. Prayers resounded from the pulpits. The state Legislature legislated. News spread in the newspapers. Experts were summoned to investigate just what had cast this shadow on the California dream. These events have faded in memory now.
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November 16, 1995 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial ocean sound experiment off Half Moon Bay has been halted indefinitely after the discovery of three dead humpback whales in the area, Scripps Institution of Oceanography officials said Wednesday. The whale carcasses were found just days after the ocean floor loudspeaker was turned on repeatedly, apparently before required steps were taken to ensure the safety of the whales and other marine life.
NEWS
June 16, 1995
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a plan by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to measure global warming by booming sounds through the Pacific Ocean--but only after the scientists first study the impact of loud noise on undersea life and confirm that there are no ill effects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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May 11, 1995 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Heeding the pleas of environmentalists and animal lovers, the state Coastal Commission voted Wednesday to delay approval of an undersea sound experiment off Northern California. By a vote of 10 to 0, the commissioners agreed that they should not consider the project until they meet next month in Carmel so they can hear from people who live near the area that would be affected by the noisy deep-sea broadcasts.
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May 11, 1995 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Heeding the pleas of environmentalists and animal lovers, the state Coastal Commission voted Wednesday to delay approval of an undersea sound experiment off Northern California. By a vote of 10 to 0, the commissioners agreed that they should not consider the project until they meet next month in Carmel so they can hear from people who live near the area that would be affected by the noisy deep-sea broadcasts.
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May 10, 1995 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Coastal Commission will consider today whether to allow a controversial experiment to measure global warming by broadcasting loud, low-frequency sounds through the ocean off Northern California. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, responding to widespread criticism of a plan last year to conduct the sound tests off Big Sur, has agreed to move its underwater loudspeaker to a new location off San Mateo County and pay greater attention to possible effects on whales and other marine life.
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