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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The open ocean is surprisingly barren to the naked eye. Every now and again you will encounter a school of fish and their attendant predators, but most of the life that you find is...
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Lying in water only a foot deep, I watched the shark meander lazily through the...
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By Lindsay Aylesworth, Project Seahorse The day I stepped into my wetsuit,...
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Bioluminescence is one of the more captivating adaptations that have evolved in...

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While swimming off of the big island of Hawaii in Kealakekua Bay, I saw what first appeared to me as a coral head. As I approached I saw movement...
Very few plant species can survive close to the ocean, where pounding surf...
When I set out to write a book about mollusks (called Spirals in Time ), I...

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Mangroves are survivors. With their roots submerged in water, mangrove trees thrive in hot, muddy, salty conditions that...