Ocean Life & Ecosystems

From the tiny to the titanic, from the familiar to the undiscovered, the ocean offers a stunning diversity of marine life and nearly every kind of habitat imaginable. Dive in and explore them here.

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The ocean is home to a phenomenal diversity of marine organisms. They have evolved to inhabit warm waters near the equator and the icy waters of the Earth’s poles. Marine life takes advantage of...
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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was signed into law on December 28, 1973 by...
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How do we know where ocean animals swim day and night? Scientists are getting...
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The threat that climate change poses to polar bears has received a lot of...

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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...
Polychaete worms are not your average cringe-inducing, writhing worms. (Okay...
Top predators along the California coast are having a rough year. Recently...

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Mangroves are survivors. With their roots submerged in water, mangrove trees thrive in hot, muddy, salty conditions that...