Foams attached to the Scripps Pier (IMAGE) University of California - San Diego Caption The researchers studied polyurethane foams submerged at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Pier. Credit Samantha Clements, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego Usage Restrictions Must be used in conjunction with Science of the Total Environment research paper on biodegradable materials in the ocean environment. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.