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.
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.