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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Nudibranchs are a kind of sea slug, and their 3000 species are found from the poles to the tropics in both shallow and deep water. Though they often only reach two centimeters in length,...
“It’s a little appreciated fact that most of the animals in our ocean make...
The ocean is home to a phenomenal diversity of marine organisms. They have...
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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was signed into law on December 28, 1973 by...

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Microbes are some of the most important organisms in the sea. These miniscule organisms provide an important link in the food web between the...
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Bacteria are everywhere in the ocean. They live in the water, on virtually...

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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...