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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How do we know where ocean animals swim day and night? Scientists are getting snapshots into the daily lives of whales , sharks , and even fish by tagging the animals to track their...
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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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The Ross Sea, a 1.9 million square mile (3.6 million square km) stretch of...

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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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Jellyfish and comb jellies are gelatinous animals that drift through the ocean's water column around the world. They are...