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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Not all slugs (snails without shells) are slimy brown pests found in your backyard garden. In the ocean they come in a huge variety of colors — some match the background and are hard...
Bikini Atoll, formed over millions of years around an island in the Pacific...
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The open ocean is surprisingly barren to the naked eye. Every now and again you...
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Lying in water only a foot deep, I watched the shark meander lazily through the...

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Sometimes called the rainforests of the sea, coral reefs are incredibly diverse and complicated systems. Because of this complexity, it can be a...
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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...