Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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University of California, San Diego


The Scripps Institution of Oceanography was founded in 1903 and joined the University of California in 1912, and is a department of University of California, San Diego. The Institution includes Birch Aquarium. Work completed by the institution includes study of climate change, earthquakes and other natural disasters, drug-resistant diseases, water shortages, saving marine life, energy alternatives, pollution.


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