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...
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...
How do we know where ocean animals swim day and night? Scientists are getting...

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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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Bacteria are everywhere in the ocean. They live in the water, on virtually...

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Jellyfish and comb jellies are gelatinous animals that drift through the ocean's water column around the world. They are...