Your Ocean:
Ocean Stories From Around the World

Fresh From The Blog

While swimming off of the big island of Hawaii in Kealakekua Bay, I saw what first appeared to me as a coral head. As I approached I saw movement within the shape. To my surprise it was an...
Very few plant species can survive close to the ocean, where pounding surf fills the air with tiny salt crystals. Too much salt is not good for us, and it is not good for most plants. When you...
When I set out to write a book about mollusks (called Spirals in Time), I wasn't quite prepared for just how many animals I would get to know. There are somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000...
“Naut” is an ancient Greek word that means “sailor,” and when attached to the end of another noun it means voyager. Today there are all types of nauts out there―astronauts, cosmonauts, aeronauts...

For Educators

Throughout the site, check out 'For
Educators' on the left side of the page. There you will find lesson plans, activities, and resources related to the page topic.

Browse all Educator materials by clicking here:

Find More Lesson Plan At The Educator's Corner

Today's Catch

Surviving the Open Ocean

Credit: Flickr User Critidoc

This bait ball shows how small fish can react when larger predators are near by gathering tightly together in a ball-like formation that exposes the least number of fish. Fish species found in the open ocean are especially in need of some...

Ocean Optimism

Success Stories in Ocean Conservation

We began this journey three months ago, a team of scientists and filmmakers traveling the East African coastline by boat to document and research the status of coral reefs from South Africa to...