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 ocean is home to a phenomenal diversity of marine organisms. They have evolved to inhabit warm waters near the equator and the icy waters of the Earth’s poles. Marine life takes advantage of...
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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was signed into law on December 28, 1973 by...
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The threat that climate change poses to polar bears has received a lot of...

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Microbes are some of the most important organisms in the sea. These miniscule organisms provide an important link in the food web between the...
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There are more than 500 species of sharks swimming in the world’s ocean. Yet when most people think of these cartilaginous...