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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Snow on land can make some people grumpy, but the magical-looking flakes and a beautiful layer on the trees can turn even disenchanted adults into gleeful children again. But what is the ocean equivalent...
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Scientists don’t often get the opportunity to travel through time. But nestled...
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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...

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There can be catastrophic results when a large amount of oil is spilled into the ocean—as when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and spewed oil into...
Cashes Ledge is a wild, special place in the heart of the Gulf of Maine...
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Mangroves are survivors. With their roots submerged in water, mangrove trees thrive in hot, muddy, salty conditions that...