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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Lying in water only a foot deep, I watched the shark meander lazily through the mangrove, already exuding the confidence inherent of the supreme creature within its domain. It was hot here in Bimini,...
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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...
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (or the GBR as it is known to reef aficionados)...

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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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Deep below the ocean’s surface is a mysterious world that takes up 95% of Earth’s living space. It could hide 20 Washington...