Scripps Plankton Camera System

Under a generous, anonymous donation to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, we have built and deployed a new version of our plankton cameras at the end of Scripps Pier. The installation is named the Scripps Plankton Camera System and consists of two in situ, color, darkfield microscopes with complementary magnification and resolution designed to image plankton in the range of 10s of microns up to 10s of millimeters. For more information about the cameras, and to view the hundreds of thousands of plankton imaged each day, please visit or click on the image below.