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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“It’s a little appreciated fact that most of the animals in our ocean make light,” says Edie Widder, biologist and deep sea explorer at ORCA. In this TED talk, she shows incredible film and...
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The ocean is home to a phenomenal diversity of marine organisms. They have...
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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was signed into law on December 28, 1973 by...
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How do we know where ocean animals swim day and night? Scientists are getting...

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When I set out to write a book about mollusks (called Spirals in Time ), I wasn't quite prepared for just how many animals I would get to know. There...
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Top predators along the California coast are having a rough year. Recently...

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Around 100 million years ago, grass from land adapted to live and reproduce while submerged in seawater—the modern-day...