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 blanket octopus can rip a poisonous tentacle from a Portuguese man-o-war and wield it like a sword to ward off enemies as it soars through the ocean trailing its webbed cloak behind it...
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Nudibranchs are a kind of sea slug, and their 3000 species are found from the...
“It’s a little appreciated fact that most of the animals in our ocean make...
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The ocean is home to a phenomenal diversity of marine organisms. They have...

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