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New book documents Scripps Oceanography’s founding, ‘golden age’ and present day research – La Jolla Light

By Ashley Mackin-Solomon, June 1, 2021 12 PM PT

“Images of America: Scripps Institution of Oceanography” will be available for purchase through Arcadia Publishing.
(Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing)

When the Scripps Institution of Oceanography was founded more than a century ago, the term “oceanography” as we know it barely existed.

Since then, the institution has gone on to also redefine what was possible in the realm of military operations and the concept of climate change research — all under the auspices of UC San Diego.

To document its storied past, the latest in the “Images of America” books series will focus on La Jolla’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with release set for Monday, June 7. The paperback, 128-page tome tells the story of the institution that thrust the budding field of oceanography into the forefront of science in the early 20th century.

Source: New book documents Scripps Oceanography’s founding, ‘golden age’ and present day research – La Jolla Light

The Underwater Library at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

For decades, the Scripps Oceanographic Collections have amassed millions of marine organisms and geological samples that continue to yield scientific discoveries

The Scripps Oceanographic Collections are the largest university-based oceanographic collections in the world. It is comprised of the Marine Vertebrate, Benthic Invertebrate, Pelagic Invertebrate, and Geological Collections. Photo by Oriana Poindexter.

By Chase Martin, Apr 08, 2021

The bucket of preserved fish opens, but it doesn’t smell as bad as you might think.

Like vinegar, with a hint of sardine. OK, maybe it’s bad, but if you’re Ben Frable, manager of the Marine Vertebrate Collection at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, you’re used to it.

Frable removes the contents: an oarfish, the longest bony fish alive, tightly curled to fit inside its shipping container.

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