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 Ross Sea, a 1.9 million square mile (3.6 million square km) stretch of ocean off the coast of Antarctica, has been nicknamed “ The Last Ocean .” And it’s not just a ploy...
Reef sharks rarely get any love. These sharks, comprising several species,...
Snow on land can make some people grumpy, but the magical-looking flakes and a...
Scientists don’t often get the opportunity to travel through time. But nestled...

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Whales swimming in the ocean are never really alone. Even if one swims by itself with no other whales for miles around, it still has company—the tiny...
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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...