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 Endangered Species Act (ESA) was signed into law on December 28, 1973 by President Nixon. Over 2,000 species are currently on the ESA, and they are separated into "Threatened" and "Endangered" species. Endangered...
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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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In the spring of 2011, a research crew from Oceana spent two months in the...

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Large whales are notoriously hard to study. Except when rising to breathe, they swim beneath the ocean's surface out of human sight, which makes it...
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Did you know that over 17,000 species thrive in the deep sea where no light penetrates the ocean waves? Or that an old...