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Strapped in to a harness on the back deck of a 230-foot research vessel off the coast of Antarctica, I take a moment to take in my surroundings. For as far as the eye can see bleached white ice...
The colorful parrotfish sculpture is made entirely of ocean plastic trash.
Upon entering the Smithsonian’s National Zoo this summer, visitors can expect a bright greeting from a larger-than-life Priscilla the Parrotfish. Priscilla is a mosaic of every color in the...
Whether it’s the stock market or a vibrant coral reef, it usually pays to hedge your bets. Similar to how diversifying your stock holdings minimizes the risk of a catastrophic financial loss,...
A shrimp boat fishes in the Gulf of Mexico
April 20th marks the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The infamous blowout lasted 87 days and leaked an estimated 160...

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Today's Catch

Credit: Nick Hobgood

This forest of Christmas tree worms is a group of polychaete worms that live on tropical coral reefs. See more celebratory ocean creatures in our slideshow!

Ocean Optimism

Success Stories in Ocean Conservation

Coral reefs are some of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet that are home to beautiful wildlife and provide food to many people living on the coast. So how do you protect the reefs...