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Partner Publication: Hard Coral Nutrition

What do corals eat anyway? Corals get nutrients in two ways– from microscopic algae living within their cells as well as ‘hunting’ for food when the polyp extends tentacles to consume microscopic zooplankton from the waters current. Dr. Mike Fox, a recent PhD graduate from the Smith Lab found that corals get more nutrients from hunting

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STEM Ocean Career Event at Birch Aquarium

What does it take to be a marine scientist? Local San Diego students (grades 6-12) had the opportunity to learn first-hand and interact with Scripps students, scientists and staff to hear about different paths to a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The annual event is hosted by the Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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SXSW: Saving Coral Reefs One Pixel at a Time

This month Dr. Jennifer Smith traveled to Austin, Texas to participate on a panel at SXSW, a conference that features a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology.  The panel explored how novel technology is being used to study coral reefs and inform conservation

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100IC Team visits SPREP in Samoa

Continuing the effort to survey 100 islands across the globe, members of the 100IC team (Chris Sullivan, Nicole Pedersen, and Lindsay Bonito) partnered with researcher Alice Lawrence (Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources Coral Reef Advisory Group, American Samoa) to monitor reefs on Upolu and Savai’i Islands in Samoa. During their visit, the team met

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Scripps Supporters Dive into Adventure in Palau

This past summer the 100IC team and OneReef, a local conservation NGO, coordinated a 3-week expedition to the Republic of Palau to conduct coral reef surveys. Palau has a long history of conservation, with a strong commitment to maintaining its healthy reefs throughout the extensive archipelago. For this reason, Palau was targeted for inclusion in

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