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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Scientists don’t often get the opportunity to travel through time. But nestled among the beautiful coral reefs of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a place that provides a glimpse today of what could be...
Imagine: You’re in a small submersible, and you gently settle on the soft muddy...
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Deep sea animals have to live in a very cold, dark, and high-pressure...
Dr. Clyde Roper discusses the fascinating anatomy of the giant squid (...

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Bacteria are everywhere in the ocean. They live in the water, on virtually every living and non-living surface, and even inside other organisms ...
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Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems. They teem with life, with perhaps one quarter of all ocean...