Scripps led research team assesses the impacts of human disturbance on coral reefs. In one of the most comprehensive assessments of Pacific Ocean coral reef health spanning 10 years, 56 islands, and five archipelagos, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego marine ecologist Jennifer Smith and colleagues examined how coral reef communities at 450 sites are faring with … Read More
Nickednamed the “Scripps Ladies,” Smith Lab members Amanda Carter and Maggie Johnson, along with Sandin Lab member Kate Furby spent 3 weeks of their summer in Palmyra, a uninhabited atoll part of the Line Islands in the Northern Pacific. The Sandin and Smith Lab of UCSD/SIO have had ongoing research in the Line Islands for years, studying “baseline” coral reefs … Read More
Volunteers from the Smith and Sandin Lab participated in the San Diego Oceans Foundation 27th annual Oceans Gala Benefit – Oceans for the Future: A Sustainable Seafood Celebration. They worked with local celebrity chefs helping them to prepare delicious seafood tastings as well as talk to a variety of guests about sustainable seafood.