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.

FEATURES

Article
by Fox Meyer Squids, octopuses, and cuttlefishes are among the few animals in the world that can change the color of their skin in the blink of an eye. These cephalopods —a group of...
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (or the GBR as it is known to reef aficionados)...
Stare at a tide pool and you will often see a crust of pink coating the bottom...
CREDIT: © Mary Parrish/Smithsonian Institution 1. Respect Your Elders Sharks...

LATEST POSTS

Microbes are some of the most important organisms in the sea. These miniscule organisms provide an important link in the food web between the...
How do you explain a scientific paper in three minutes or less? What if you...
Bacteria are everywhere in the ocean. They live in the water, on virtually...

LEARN MORE

You may have seen the sparkle of fireflies on a summer’s night. The fireflies produce light through a chemical reaction in...