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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By Lindsay Aylesworth, Project Seahorse The day I stepped into my wetsuit, donned my mask, and embarked on my first scuba dive was the day I decided to be a marine biologist. Little did...
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Bioluminescence is one of the more captivating adaptations that have evolved in...
by Fox Meyer Squids, octopuses, and cuttlefishes are among the few animals in...
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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (or the GBR as it is known to reef aficionados)...

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