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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Animals, on land and in the ocean, live in a 3-D world, and they depend on their sense organs and brains to build the mental constructs that allow them to orient and navigate, which...
At the Poles, Life Thrives Located beside the Shores and Shallows gallery (...
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Not all slugs (snails without shells) are slimy brown pests found in your...
Bikini Atoll, formed over millions of years around an island in the Pacific...

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