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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Bikini Atoll, formed over millions of years around an island in the Pacific Ocean about halfway between Papua New Guinea and Hawaii, has been subjected to horrific human-caused disturbances. Between 1946 and 1958, the...
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The open ocean is surprisingly barren to the naked eye. Every now and again you...
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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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Jellyfish and comb jellies are gelatinous animals that drift through the ocean's water column around the world. They are...