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Juvenile garibaldi in southern California tide pools
Juvenile garibaldi ( Hypsypops rubicunda  ) dart about in southern California tide pools Photo: Howard Hall, 1993

Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Videotape and text material document the San Diego institute's important role in scientific research since its founding in 1903. For nearly 100 years, Scripps scientists have conducted a continuous search on the seas and in the laboratory for knowledge about the planet's environment. As part of the University of California, San Diego, Scripps provides graduate training, conducts scientific research in the ocean and atmosphere, and offers outreach to the community, especially through the informal science education program of its Birch Aquarium.

Along with videotapes of the Institute's Exploration series, project documentation includes several issues of its Explorations periodical, materials on the Birch Aquarium, a Research Overview of Scripps Institute, "Legacy of Exploration," a history of the Institute, fact sheets and miscellaneous brochures.

Originally submitted by: Brian P. Bilbray, Representative (49th District).



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