Jan 6 2011 - 4:34pm
Scientists are excited when they discover an animal where they had never seen it before. This eelpout fish, Lycodes adolfi, was seen on the Pacific side of the Arctic in 2009. Previously,...
Jul 5 2012 - 9:46am
When they get larger, Portunus sayi are formidable predators- quick to consume any smaller animal that comes within reach. Fish, other crustaceans, and even smaller members of their own...
Dec 17 2009 - 7:20pm
In California, the Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary provides protection to Great White Sharks and other species. More about the great white shark can be found in our Great White Shark...
Aug 24 2012 - 3:37pm
An aerial photo of Carrie Bow Cay and the Smithsonian research station looking north with Twin Cays in the background. The Smithsonian’s Carrie Bow Cay Marine Field Station supports research...
Feb 7 2011 - 8:00pm
What can students do to help the ocean? It turns out, a lot! These students from Alaska are among dozens from the U.S. and Mexico who are developing action plans on ocean and climate-related issues...
Mar 22 2011 - 9:55am
A still from Albatrocity, part of the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.
Nov 8 2010 - 2:19pm
The Aldabra Atoll site in the Seychelles was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1982. The site is comprised of a coral reef surrounding four large coral islands, which enclose a shallow lagoon.
Jun 6 2011 - 10:21am
Several species of deep-sea corals form a garden 165 m (540 ft) below the ocean’s surface off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Explore more in the multimedia feature "Coral Gardens...
Dec 17 2009 - 7:21pm
Save Our Seas scientist Alison Kock tags a Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) to gather data about their movements off the coast of South Africa.
More about the great white shark can be found...
Jan 26 2010 - 11:45am
Alvin, a human occupied vehicle (HOV), returns to the ship after a deep ocean dive to a seamount.
Oct 20 2010 - 1:36pm
Amanda Feuerstein is program coordinator in the office of the Sant Chair for Marine Science at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and a Smithsonian scientific diver.
Apr 4 2012 - 2:49pm
Amazing Ocean is a new mobile app that brings all of the content you love from the Ocean Portal straight to your mobile device. The app allows you to explore photos, videos and rich ocean-themed...