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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Oceanic birds are a rare treat to see because these birds are not casual visitors to our coastline—to see them you normally have to get on a boat. So late last spring I was...
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There are seven species of sea turtles, which are marine reptiles that need to...
When most people think of iconic American landscapes, we think of places on...
When a whale dies, the story has just begun. The massive carcass sinks to the...

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Sometimes called the rainforests of the sea, coral reefs are incredibly diverse and complicated systems. Because of this complexity, it can be a...
Microbes are some of the most important organisms in the sea. These...
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You may have seen the sparkle of fireflies on a summer’s night. The fireflies produce light through a chemical reaction in...