Leorah Gavidor

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In Cousteau’s slipstream

Sproul takes measurements of Scripps Canyon 40 years after Jacques Cousteau's attempt

Commercial fishing boats near Scripps Pier must stay out of the adjoining areas, but La Jolla visitors might have noticed a ship recently prowling around the underwater reserve: the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul. During the ...

Seagoing action

San Marcos Middle School students head to Birch Aquarium

On a gray day in May, a group of San Marcos Middle School girls and other visitors gathered in the Birch Aquarium galleria to try something that had not been done at the aquarium before: ...

Mo and Jo coast-walk from Oregon to Mexico

Foot-in-sand, hoof-to-bluff, and face-to-face with an otter

A 1972 state proposition mandated a public walking path spanning the California coast, but to this day the trail has not been finished. To raise awareness of the need for improvements, marine scientists and trail ...

Fun things to do in San Diego

A million things under the sun — we offer a few (some indoors)

County Administration Center Waterfront Park In 2014, 12 acres of former parking lots were converted into a public park facing San Diego Bay. Running both north and south of the county government headquarters established in ...

Study seeks best treatment for jellyfish stings

Stung. Now what?

Jellyfish stings are a familiar part of the beachgoing experience. But, says UC San Diego medical student John Stevenson, there is no conclusive data on treatment. Along with two UC San Diego doctors, Richard Clark ...

Goodbye, Melville; hello, Sally Ride

Research vessel had several claims to fame

Scripps Institution of Oceanography has bid bon voyage to R/V Melville, a research vessel that has cruised the world’s oceans since 1969. Last month, the U.S. Navy turned over operations of the ship, now named ...

When Bill Clinton claimed the couch

Bubba napped with the sharks at Birch Aquarium

A piece of old furniture is getting jettisoned in the Birch Aquarium’s office remodel: the couch Bill Clinton took a nap on in 1997. Clinton gave the UC San Diego commencement address that year, then ...

Black’s Beach road closed for repair

Storms, high tides, high surf, and winter swells damaged the emergency access road to Black’s Beach, causing UC San Diego to close the road for repair until March 6. The damage occurred sometime between the ...

Gobies go on vacation

Got to take care of the gobies

The endangered tidewater goby, native only to the California coast from Del Norte County to San Diego County, is a tiny fish. Growing up to two inches long, the species lives exclusively in coastal brackish ...

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