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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A few years ago, I was in New Zealand photographing a story about the value of marine reserves (a type of marine protected area ). My last location was a place called the Poor...
The blanket octopus can rip a poisonous tentacle from a Portuguese man-o-war...
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Nudibranchs are a kind of sea slug, and their 3000 species are found from the...
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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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Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems. They teem with life, with perhaps one quarter of all ocean...